India’s Crusade To Save Babies And Moms In The Pandemic

Ezhil Arasi Kumar was 8 weeks pregnant and due for her first prenatal visit — which would include an ultrasound scan. But she didn’t go. Her appointment had been scheduled around the time when India’s 21-day lockdown began, with little notice, on the eve of March 24, 2020. Not a single private hospital was open… Continue reading India’s Crusade To Save Babies And Moms In The Pandemic

Studies Confirm Racial, Ethnic Disparities In COVID-19 Hospitalizations And Visits

Days after declaring racism a serious public health threat, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a pair of studies further quantifying the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. The studies, published Monday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, examine trends in racial and ethnic disparities in hospitalizations and emergency room visits… Continue reading Studies Confirm Racial, Ethnic Disparities In COVID-19 Hospitalizations And Visits

U.S. states face steep decline in J&J Covid vaccine amid production problems at Baltimore plant

Johnson & Johnson is scaling back shipments of its single-dose Covid-19 vaccine by 86% next week as it grapples with manufacturing issues at a major plant in Baltimore. The government has allocated only 700,000 J&J shots to states next week, down from 4.9 million the week prior, according to data from the Centers for Disease… Continue reading U.S. states face steep decline in J&J Covid vaccine amid production problems at Baltimore plant

In Coney Island, The Wonder Wheel Spins Again

Coney Island’s eccentric orchestra is back: Roller coaster carts tick up, up, up and then plummet and swerve along winding tracks. Rides hum, buzz and creak to the beat of carnival music. After a year of being shut down due to the pandemic, Coney Island’s two amusement parks, Luna Park and Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement… Continue reading In Coney Island, The Wonder Wheel Spins Again

Beijing overtakes New York City as City with most billionaires in the world after bouncing back from Covid-19

Beijing now has more billionaires than any other city in the world after bouncing back quickly from Covid-19, according to the Forbes’ 2021 World’s Billionaires List. The Chinese capital added 33 billionaires last year and now hosts 100, said the business magazine. This narrowly beats New York City, which hosts 99 and has previously held… Continue reading Beijing overtakes New York City as City with most billionaires in the world after bouncing back from Covid-19

COVID Cases Are Surging In Michigan. Should It Get More Vaccines?

If you look at a heat map for cases of COVID-19 in the United States, Michigan stands out. Its alarming spike in cases has fueled calls to flood extra vaccine doses to the state, but the Biden administration isn’t sold on the idea. The White House said in a briefing Friday that it is offering… Continue reading COVID Cases Are Surging In Michigan. Should It Get More Vaccines?

Newlywed Rwandan couple spends first night in a stadium after being arrested for breaking Covid-19 rules

A newly wedded couple spent their first night in an open stadium after they were arrested for breaking Covid-19 rules in Rwanda. The couple and their guests were among 60 people who were arrested over the weekend at the Le Printemps Hotel in Gasabo District during their wedding reception. They were taken to an empty… Continue reading Newlywed Rwandan couple spends first night in a stadium after being arrested for breaking Covid-19 rules

Brazil Tops 4,000 Daily COVID-19 Deaths, Nears U.S. Peak

A new surge of COVID-19 in Brazil is filling hospitals and morgues, as the country’s record daily death toll from the disease is nearing even the grim U.S. peak in January. With less than two-thirds the population of the U.S., Brazil logged nearly 4,200 deaths on Tuesday. That is close to the peak U.S. daily… Continue reading Brazil Tops 4,000 Daily COVID-19 Deaths, Nears U.S. Peak

Goldman Sachs downgrades India’s growth forecast as Covid cases spike

A second wave of Covid-19 infections is expected to slow India’s economic recovery in the three months between April to June, according to Goldman Sachs. The investment bank on Tuesday lowered India’s growth forecast for the quarter from 33.4% year-on-year previously, to 31.3%. It cited lower consumption and services activity likely due to increased social… Continue reading Goldman Sachs downgrades India’s growth forecast as Covid cases spike

African Immigrant Health Groups Battle Trans-Atlantic Tide Of Vaccine Disinformation

Switching between Swahili and English, Dr. Frank Minja asked the African immigrants on the Zoom call if they had any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Minja, who is originally from Tanzania, was asked how to get the vaccine, how it works, whether it’s safe. Then one person asked him about a video promoting the conspiracy… Continue reading African Immigrant Health Groups Battle Trans-Atlantic Tide Of Vaccine Disinformation