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    (CNN)Native people have been disproportionately hit by Covid-19, experiencing higher rates of infection, hospitalization and death than White people in the US. But when it comes to vaccine administration, tribal health providers are often outpacing counties and states. For the most part, the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in the US so far has been beset by long lines, glitchy websites and canceled appointments. Meanwhile, many tribal nations and health clinics have moved efficiently through their vaccine allotments and distribution phases -- with some already offering shots to Native people as young as 16."We have some real crushing challenges in Indian Country," said Stacy Bohlen, chief executive officer of the National Indian Health Board. "We have a perfect storm for a pandemic like this to really knock us down. But we are also very, very resilient people."It's important to note that there are 574 federally recognized tribes, making it difficult to broadly...
    India’s active coronavirus caseload fell to under 150,000 on Tuesday, which amounts to 1.34 percent of the nation’s total number of recorded cases of the Chinese coronavirus to date, India’s health ministry said. “There are 147,306 active cases of the coronavirus disease on Tuesday morning, lower than 150,055 reported on Monday morning,” the Hindustan Times reported on February 23, citing Indian health ministry data. Active coronavirus cases had increased by 4,421 on Monday morning to climb back over 150,000 for the first time in 17 days, marking the steepest rise in active cases since late November. “A total of 10,584 new infections and 13,255 recoveries were recorded in a span of 24 hours” from Monday to Tuesday, however, “leading to a net decline of 2,749 cases in the total active caseload.” The number of new coronavirus deaths in India on Tuesday “remained below 100 for the thirteenth time this month,”...
    CHEROKEE, N.C. (AP) — Joyce Dugan did not hesitate before sitting down inside the Cherokee Indian Hospital for her second and final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. “I’m proud of our hospital,” the 72-year-old former tribal chief said as a nurse quietly prepped her arm. “I’m proud that we’re able to get these shots.” While minority communities across the United States have struggled to trust the vaccine, the opposite is true for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, a Native American tribe of 16,000 in western North Carolina, and other tribes across the country, which were also quick to adopt coronavirus prevention measures. The federal Indian Health Service said Tuesday that it has administered nearly 385,300 doses of COVID-19 vaccines. At a rate of about 18,490 per 100,000, that’s higher than all but five U.S. states, according to an AP analysis of federal data. The trend owes itself both to...
    By SARAH BLAKE MORGAN, Associated Press CHEROKEE, N.C. (AP) — Joyce Dugan did not hesitate before sitting down inside the Cherokee Indian Hospital for her second and final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. “I’m proud of our hospital,” the 72-year-old former tribal chief said as a nurse quietly prepped her arm. “I’m proud that we’re able to get these shots.” While minority communities across the United States have struggled to trust the vaccine, the opposite is true for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, a Native American tribe of 16,000 in western North Carolina, and other tribes across the country, which were also quick to adopt coronavirus prevention measures. The federal Indian Health Service said Tuesday that it has administered nearly 385,300 doses of COVID-19 vaccines. At a rate of about 18,490 per 100,000, that’s higher than all but five U.S. states, according to an AP analysis of federal data....
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s homegrown coronavirus vaccine developer Bharat Biotech on Tuesday warned people with weak immunity and other medical conditions including allergies, fever or a bleeding disorder to consult a doctor before getting the shot — and if possible avoid the vaccine. The company said those receiving vaccinations should disclose their medical condition, medicines they are taking and any history of allergies. It said severe allergic reactions among vaccine recipients may include difficulty breathing, swelling of the face and throat, rapid heartbeat, body rashes, dizziness and weakness. The vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech ran into controversy after the Indian government allowed its use without concrete data showing its effectiveness in preventing COVID-19. Tens of thousands of people have been given the shot in the past three days after India started inoculating health care workers last weekend in what is likely the world’s largest coronavirus vaccination campaign. India vaccinated...
    The program is carried out in all states and territories of the country | 01/16/2021 | ionicons-v5-c08: 16 | . | New Delhi.- The India launched this Saturday « the largest vaccination campaign in the world« against covid-19, a deployment that begins in some three thousand parts of the country and that plans to inoculate more than 300,000 health workers on its first day. The program, which takes place in all states and territories of the country, was launched this morning by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra modi, in a video conference from New Delhi. « The whole country has been waiting for this day. For months, children, young and old have been wondering when the vaccine against him coronavirus. Now it has arrived, and in a very short time, in a few minutes, the largest vaccination campaign of the world will start at India« Modi said shortly before the launch. At...
    UKHRUL, India (AP) — For as long as Shimray Wungreichon can remember, many of the people in her mountain town had little respect for the work she did. “A nurse’s job is said to be noble, but in our part of the world it is interpreted differently,” said Wungreichon, a nurse in Ukhrul, a remote town in India’s northeastern state of Manipur. “We are looked down on as a service profession.” The coronavirus pandemic changed that. Wungreichon was among the first of many Indian health workers to be vaccinated on Saturday, opening a new chapter in the battle against the pandemic in the world’s second hardest-hit country, which has been scarred profoundly by a virus that has killed more than 152,000 of its people. “I am very positive about it,” said Wungreichon, a nurse for 14 years who described getting vaccinated as a “normal routine” for her. The 43-year-old’s...
    India has formally approved two Covid vaccines after giving the green light to the Oxford Astra Zeneca jab and another made by Indian firm Bharat Biotech.  The move paves the way for a huge inoculation program to stem the coronavirus pandemic in the world's second most populous country. The country's drugs regulator gave emergency authorization for the vaccine developed by Oxford University and U.K.-based drugmaker AstraZeneca, and another developed by the Indian company Bharat Biotech. Health officials take part in dry run or a mock drill for Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine delivery at a primary health centre in Chennai on January 2 Drugs Controller General Dr. Venugopal G. Somani said that both vaccines would be administered in two dosages. He said the decision to approve the vaccines was made after 'careful examination' by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization, India's pharmaceutical regulator. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the vaccine approval a...
    FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is prioritizing the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to those who speak Dakota and Lakota languages. Standing Rock Tribal Chairman Mike Faith tells KXMB-TV it’s about keeping customs alive. “It’s something we have to pass on to our loved ones, our history, our culture our language. We don’t have it in black and white, we tell stories. That’s why it’s so important,” Faith said. The Standing Rock reservation straddles the North Dakota and South Dakota border and is home to about 8,000 people, more than half of whom live in North Dakota. Faith said only about 300 people on the reservation are fluent in the language. Frontline health care workers already have begun receiving he vaccine at the Fort Yates hospital, but starting next week priority will be for those who speak their native language. In addition to those who can...
    By Devjyot Ghoshal and Sumit Khanna KOLKATA/AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - The Serum Institute of India, the local maker of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, said on Monday it expected the British and Indian governments to approve shots for emergency use within a few days. "You will be hearing some good news from the UK very soon," Serum's Chief Executive Adar Poonawalla told reporters, adding that approval from the Indian regulator would likely follow shortly. "By January, we should have the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine licensed." The company has already made 40 million to 50 million doses of the vaccine and will be able to ramp up capacity to around 100 million a month by March when a new facility comes online, Poonawalla said. India wants to deliver 600 million coronavirus shots in the next six to eight months starting in January. The country's drug regulator is also considering similar approvals for the Pfizer/BioNTech...
    By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The federal agency that provides health care to Native Americans said Friday it will receive more than enough vaccines to protect all the people working in hospitals and clinics, including doctors, nurses and support staff. The Indian Health Service, treated much like a state for distribution purposes, submitted a plan to vaccinate more than 2 million Native Americans and Alaska Natives. The agency expects to receive 22,425 doses of the Pfizer vaccine next week and 46,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine before the end of the year, officials said. More than 44,000 people work at the 338 facilities that chose to get the vaccines through the Indian Health Service. Other tribal health facilities opted to be covered under states' allocations. The ones under the Indian Health Service are encouraged to follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, which prioritize...
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The federal agency that provides health care to Native Americans said Friday it will receive more than enough vaccines to protect all the people working in hospitals and clinics, including doctors, nurses and support staff. The Indian Health Service, treated much like a state for distribution purposes, submitted a plan to vaccinate more than 2 million Native Americans and Alaska Natives. The agency expects to receive 22,425 doses of the Pfizer vaccine next week and 46,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine before the end of the year, officials said. More than 44,000 people work at the 338 facilities that chose to get the vaccines through the Indian Health Service. Other tribal health facilities opted to be covered under states’ allocations. The ones under the Indian Health Service are encouraged to follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, which prioritize health care workers, said Rear...
    The initial investigation into the mystery illness in southern India that has put hundreds of people in the hospital has found traces of lead and nickel in the blood samples of some patients. The number of people treated in hospitals in Eluru city rose from 315 on Sunday night to 550 on Tuesday as medical experts struggled to find the cause of the illness that gave patients symptoms like nausea, seizures and vomiting.  Most patients have been released and fewer than 100 are still hospitalized. A 45-year-old man fighting nausea and seizures died on Sunday night.  Health authorities in Eluru had sent blood samples of some of the patients to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, India's top hospital and research center, for analysis. A preliminary report of the hospital found traces of lead and nickel in at least 10 blood samples, government authorities said.  A patient is...
    By ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL, AP Science Writer NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s health ministry announced Tuesday that some COVID-19 vaccines are likely to receive licenses in the next few weeks and outlined an initial plan to immunize 300 million people. Health officials said three vaccine companies have applied for early approval for emergency use in India: Serum Institute of India, which has been licensed to manufacture the AstraZeneca vaccine, Pfizer Inc., and Indian manufacturer Bharat Biotech. “Some of them may get licensed in the next few weeks,” federal health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said. India says its initial immunization plan revolves around three priority groups: 10 million healthcare workers, 20 million front-line workers such as the police and military, and 270 million other people either above age 50 or who have diseases that make them more vulnerable to COVID-19's effects. The health ministry has previously set a target of August 2021 for...
    Sharon Taylor of the Missisippi Band of Choctaw Indians is mourned by her three daughters and granddaughter in Tucker, MI on July 21, 2020. Rogelio V. Solis/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.When the first wave of COVID-19 hit the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in spring, Brian Mask would awaken nightly to the sound of helicopters airlifting patients from the under-resourced local health center to hospitals as far as 80 miles away. “You could see the fear in people when they came outside, asking, ‘Who is it this time?'” he said. “We couldn’t even mourn the first person, because then it was the next one, and the next one, and the next one.” Weeks prior, in early March, Yale disease historian Frank Snowden had warned in the New Yorker that epidemics spread “along...
    Kamala Harris is the vice-president-elect. She’s broken many barriers to be in this position, including being the first Indian-American and first Black woman to be selected by a major party for Vice President. Recently, she spoke about her favorite Indian foods on social media. In a Twitter post, Harris answered questions on everything from mental health to cooking to her favorite Indian dishes. Asked about her favorite Indian food, she said: “So South Indian, it would be idli with… a really good sambar, and then North Indian – probably any kind of tikka.” It’s amazing to see most of her favorite foods are vegetarian and vegan dishes! Here are some of Kamala’s favorites recipes for you: Tofu Tikka Masala Red Lentil Tikka Masala  Paneer Tikka Masala Instant Sambar Indian Sambar: White Pumpkin and Lentils Soft Idli from Scratch Idli with Idli Rava Instant Pot Idlis  15 Ways to...
    ACOMA, N.M. (AP) — Native American officials at Acoma Pueblo say that federal authorities have suspended emergency and in-patient medical care at a hospital on Acoma tribal lands. In a statement Friday, Acoma Gov. Brian Vallo condemned the suspension of services at Acoma-Canoncito-Laguna Service Unit hospital by Indian Health Service as reckless in the midst of a major coronavirus infection surge. The Indigenous community of about 3,000 people says it has experienced a surge of COVID-19 cases, with about 100 positive tests in November. Vallo said the decision by Indian Health Service to curtail services at Acoma is “baffling.” He says tribal members will have to travel an hour by car for intensive medical care in Albuquerque, where emergency rooms are strained by the contagion. “The Indian Health Service carried out its underhanded actions without any meaningful consultation with the Pueblo,” he said in the statement. "It also failed to...
    Police image of 'Aladdin's Lamp' sold to Indian doctor for $93,000 after he put in a complaint on October 25, 2020. Uttar Pradesh Police Two men who sold an Indian doctor an 'Aladdin's Lamp' for $93,000 have been arrested, police have confirmed. Dr. Laeek Khan approached the police after he realized that the lamp he was sold did not give him the good health, wealth, and fortune he was promised, according to the BBC. Amit Rai, a senior Meerut police officer told AFP: "The cheats had struck a deal for much more but the doctor had paid about seven million rupees ($93,000)." The wife of one of the men who was also involved is still at large. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Two men who sold an Indian doctor an 'Aladdin's Lamp' for $93,000 have been arrested, police have confirmed. Dr Laeek Khan approached police in...
    By DALTON WALKER, Indian Country Today PHOENIX (AP) — For months, Rochelle Chee diligently went to the Phoenix Indian Medical Center for prenatal checkups. She knew a midwife and other staff there well and felt confident in the idea of going to the facility to deliver her first baby, who was growing big, in the 90th percentile for his gestational age. That’s why the Navajo woman was shocked when, at 40 weeks pregnant, she learned the hospital had shut down its obstetrics services with no prior notice. “I was stressed the whole time as I have been seeing PIMC throughout my whole pregnancy and last minute, I had to go elsewhere,” said Chee, 30. “My baby and I felt abandoned.” The sudden closure of the Phoenix Indian Medical Center obstetrics, or OB-GYN, services on Aug. 26 has left dozens of expectant moms like Chee scrambling to seek birthing services elsewhere...
    PHOENIX (AP) — For months, Rochelle Chee diligently went to the Phoenix Indian Medical Center for prenatal checkups. She knew a midwife and other staff there well and felt confident in the idea of going to the facility to deliver her first baby, who was growing big, in the 90th percentile for his gestational age. That’s why the Navajo woman was shocked when, at 40 weeks pregnant, she learned the hospital had shut down its obstetrics services with no prior notice. “I was stressed the whole time as I have been seeing PIMC throughout my whole pregnancy and last minute, I had to go elsewhere,” said Chee, 30. “My baby and I felt abandoned.” The sudden closure of the Phoenix Indian Medical Center obstetrics, or OB-GYN, services on Aug. 26 has left dozens of expectant moms like Chee scrambling to seek birthing services elsewhere — and some facing unexpected, steep...
    (CNN)As millions of Americans cast their ballots in the most important presidential election in recent history, and as Native communities grapple with the disproportionate toll of a once-in-a-century pandemic, Senate Republicans are focused on one thing: installing a right-wing judge on our nation's highest court. New Mexico Sen. Tom UdallMake no mistake: The Trump administration and Senate Republicans are trying to force a justice onto the court to finish the job they could not finish in Congress. They want to destroy the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We can be sure of it because, right now, Republican state attorneys general are in court trying to do exactly that. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth WarrenThis Republican power grab is a threat to the health of all communities, but the consequences for Indian Country could be especially dire. If Senate Republicans have their way, Judge Amy Coney Barrett will be seated on the Supreme Court...
    Casino closures due to the coronavirus have crippled tribal economies, making an already underfunded public health system even more strained. Of the 574 tribes recognized by the federal government, 245 (roughly 40%) operate casinos, and roughly 500 casinos were forced to shut their doors as the pandemic progressed in the spring, according to the Harvard Gazette. Before the COVID-19 pandemic set in, tribal businesses and governments supported 1.1 million jobs, 915,000 of them held by non-Native Americans. Now, these operations are hemorrhaging jobs, and public coffers are running dry. “Tribes have the ability to levy some taxes, but the governments that get to levy taxes tend to be state and county governments, so tribes are kind of boxed out, and they have to earn revenue for governmental operations from other kinds of things like businesses,” said Dr. Miriam Jorgensen, research director for the Native Nations Institute at the...
    NEW DELHI — Authorities in New Delhi launched an anti-pollution campaign on Monday in an attempt to curb air pollution levels ahead of winter, when the capital is regularly covered in toxic haze, and warned that filthy air could make the coronavirus pandemic more dangerous. The capital’s top elected leader, Arvind Kejriwal, said the government will start an anti-dust campaign, reduce smoke caused by agricultural burning and introduce a mobile application that will allow citizens to lodge photo-linked complaints against polluters. “Polluted air can be life-threatening in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both affect the lungs,” Kejriwal said. Health experts say high air pollution levels over a prolonged period have compromised the disease resistance of people living in New Delhi, one of the world’s most polluted cities, making them more susceptible to the coronavirus. Earlier studies have also suggested that high levels of air pollution can make viral infections more...
    London (CNN Business)The Indian start-up Cure.fit began in 2016 as a fitness app like many others, offering gym memberships and exercise classes to young adults in Bangalore. But it has since transformed into one of India's top health platforms, with meal and grocery deliveries, online workouts, mindfulness classes, appointments at its health centers and even an online store for fitness gear. The spread of coronavirus spurred the business to further reinvent itself, from one primarily reliant on physical gyms to an international online fitness platform.This summer Cure.fit announced its digital expansion into the US, where it has begun offering online fitness and therapy sessions."Lockdown has expedited these efforts," Shamik Sharma, Cure.fit's head of international business, tells CNN Business. "When we saw the demand for our app in the United States, we launched rapidly," he adds.Read MoreQuick reaction to Covid-19 Like businesses all over the world, Cure.fit was forced to re-strategize...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India reopened its Parliament after more than five months Monday even as the country continues to report the most daily new infections of the coronavirus in the world and daily virus deaths remain above 1,000. Lawmakers must wear masks and follow other sanitization protocols, sit on seats separated by transparent plastic sheets and keep their meetings limited. The Question Hour, when lawmakers ask questions to ministers and hold them accountable for the functioning of their ministries, will be not be allowed. Opposition parties have protested the decision to do away with the Question Hour and are expected to grill the government over its handling of the pandemic, the nosediving economy and simmering tensions with China. India’s Health Ministry reported a single-day spike of 92,071 confirmed coronavirus cases Monday and another 1,136 deaths. India has now reported more than 4.8 million infections and more than 79,700...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The annual West Indian American Day Parade is a celebration of Caribbean pride. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s big event is canceled. However, local businesses in Brooklyn are finding different ways to celebrate, safely. Tens of thousands come from all over the world to take in food, colorful costumes and music during the New York Caribbean Carnival. “Usually from Friday, we don’t sleep until Monday night. We open up all around the clock,” McDonald Romain, owner of Labay Market, told CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas on Thursday. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask? Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC...
    A few days back, Indian Idol 10 contestant Renu Nagar was in the news for her critical health condition. The singer had reportedly fainted after hearing the news of her boyfriend Ravi’s suicide. There were also reports of how Ravi and Renu had eloped in the month of July and returned in the month of August, five days before Ravi’s suicide. Renu’s brother, in a conversation with ETimes, not only revealed that Renu was on her way to recovery and had been discharged, but also that Ravi was not Renu’s boyfriend but only a friend. Indian Idol Fame Renu Nagar Hospitalised After Boyfriend Ravi Nut’s Alleged Suicide; Singer’s Condition Critical: Reports. “Renu went into a state of shock and fainted after hearing the news of her friend. We took her to the nearby hospital. She is out of danger, and the doctors have discharged her on Saturday evening. She is...
    (CNN)As the US continues to grapple with the dual crises of coronavirus and racism, two things have become clear: People of color are being hit hardest by the virus, and systemic inequities are largely to blame.Eight months into the pandemic, race and ethnicity data on Covid-19 now paint a more complete picture than before. The numbers are stark, confirming what experts and minority communities have long suspected.Black, Latino and Native American people are nearly three times as likely to be infected with Covid-19 than their White counterparts. Those three groups are about five times as likely to be hospitalized. And people of color across the board are more likely to die of the virus. The statistics are no coincidence: Public health officials have long known that systemic racism is a public health issue. But the coronavirus pandemic, set against a national reckoning on race since the killing of George Floyd,...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new study that specifically examines how COVID-19 is affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) – one of the racial and ethnic minority groups at highest risk from the disease. CDC found that in 23 selected states, the cumulative incidence of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases among AI/AN was 3.5 times that of non-Hispanic whites. These data also showed that AI/AN who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 tended to be younger than white non-Hispanic individuals with COVID-19 infection. Compared to whites, a higher percentage of cases among AI/AN individuals were in people under 18 years of age (12.9 percent AI/AN; 4.3 percent white), and a smaller percentage of cases were among AI/AN 65 years or older (12.6 percent AI/AN; 28.6 percent white). Limited data were available to quantify the disparity in COVID-19 incidence,...
    Mother Jones illustration; Courtesy of the University of North Dakota For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.As the world grapples with the devastation of the coronavirus, one thing is clear: The United States simply wasn’t prepared. Despite repeated warnings from infectious disease experts over the years, we lacked essential beds, equipment, and medication; public health advice was confusing; and our leadership offered no clear direction while sidelining credible health professionals and institutions. Infectious disease experts agree that it’s only a matter of time before the next pandemic hits, and that one could be even more deadly. So how do we fix what COVID-19 has shown was broken? In this Mother Jones series, we’re asking experts from a wide range of disciplines one question: What are the most important steps we can take to make sure we’re better prepared next time around? A member of the Oglala Lakota...
    By Krishna N. Das and Sudarshan Varadhan BAIHATA CHARIALI/KARALAPAKKAM, India (Reuters) - Harmahan Deka doesn't wear a mask anymore to avoid the novel coronavirus nor does he try to keep a safe distance from others. For the 25 men and women he works with in his construction materials business near the small town of Baihata Chariali in India's Assam state, life is more or less as it used to be, Deka says. "The virus can't attack me, it's weakened," the 50-year-old diabetic said. "I often hang out at a busy neighbourhood grocery store - without masks, nothing. Both the store owner and I are fine. Maybe we've had it already without symptoms." In two dozen small towns and villages visited by Reuters reporters in recent weeks, people have largely given up on social distancing and masks after months of sticking to the rules, believing the virus is not such a...
    By Adnan Abidi and Sunil Kataria NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Mansoor Khan and his wife Latifa Bibi have been collecting scraps of plastic and other items at an enormous landfill site on the outskirts of New Delhi for nearly 20 years. Their $5 daily earnings each keep their three children at school, in search of a better future than their parents' lives amid the stench of rotting garbage. But over the past few months, increasing amounts of biomedical waste have been arriving at the dump - a result, experts say, of the novel coronavirus pandemic and a huge risk for those who work there. Spread over 52 acres and rising more than 60 metres, the site is littered with used, plastic coronavirus test kits, protective gear and cotton stained with blood and pus – among hundreds of tonnes of waste coming daily from across the Indian capital, including small hospitals...
    Melania Trump said “Native American children” deserve “to grow up in a safe” environment during a task force briefing at the White House on Thursday. “One of the pillars of my Be Best initiative is [children] well being and when I look around this room, I see so many people who have made the well being of children their lives work,” the first lady explained at the start of the briefing titled, “Protecting Native American Children in the Indian Health Service System (IHS).”  (RELATED: Ivanka Turns Heads In Gorgeous Yellow Plaid Skirt Suit) “Systematic problems can put children at risk and I share the president’s [Donald Trump’s] commitment to making sure the Indian Health Service uses best practices to keep children safe,” she added. “Native American children, like all children, deserve to grow up in a safe, supportive, nurturing environment.”  (RELATED: Ivanka Turns Heads In Yellow And Black Floral Dress...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's virus cases surged another 32,695 as of Thursday, taking the nation closer to 1 million and forcing a new lockdown in the popular western beach state of Goa two weeks after it was reopened to tourists. The new confirmed cases took the national total to 968,876. The Health Ministry on Wednesday also reported a record number of 606 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities up to 24,915. The ministry said the recovery rate was continuing to improve at 63%. The actual numbers, like elsewhere in the world, are thought to be far higher due to a number of reasons including limited testing. The Indian Medical Association, a voluntary organization of Indian doctors, said 99 doctors have died and another 1,302 infected with coronavirus. It called for shortening of working hours for health workers following safety concerns. It also said the fatality rate...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s virus cases surged another 32,695 as of Thursday, taking the nation closer to 1 million and forcing a new lockdown in the popular western beach state of Goa two weeks after it was reopened to tourists. The new confirmed cases took the national total to 968,876. The Health Ministry on Wednesday also reported a record number of 606 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities up to 24,915. The ministry said the recovery rate was continuing to improve at 63%. The actual numbers, like elsewhere in the world, are thought to be far higher due to a number of reasons including limited testing. The Indian Medical Association, a voluntary organization of Indian doctors, said 99 doctors have died and another 1,302 infected with coronavirus. It called for shortening of working hours for health workers following safety concerns. It also said the fatality rate...
    By Nupur Anand MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's most famous film star Amitabh Bachchan, and his son Abhishek, are in stable condition after testing positive for the coronavirus, a hospital official and government health authorities said on Sunday. The 77-year-old legendary actor said in a tweet on Saturday night that he had tested positive for the highly infectious virus. Within minutes, his actor son Abhishek Bachchan, 44, tweeted that he had also tested positive. Both were moved to the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai despite showing only mild symptoms and the father-son duo appealed to their millions of fans to stay calm. On Sunday, an official at Nanavati and government health officials in Mumbai said both the father and son were in stable condition. Reports were awaited on the condition of Amitabh Bachchan's wife Jaya and Abhishek's wife Aishwarya, both also highly regarded actors. Meanwhile civic authorities launched a massive sanitising drill...
    A total of 400 friends have been analyzed after the marriage, which took area two weeks ago in Paliganj, in the condition of Bihar, stated Kishore Chaudhary, the main clinical officer in Patna. All those who analyzed favourable have been taken to a local treatment centre, Chaudhary advised CNN on Thursday. The groom was ill right before the wedding on June 15, according to Surendra Kumar, district official in Paliganj, and his condition was worsening. He had traveled from Gurgaon, in the northern condition of Haryana, for the wedding day, Kumar told CNN. The distance concerning the two towns is extra than 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) by street. The spouse and children took him to a regional health practitioner exactly where he was presented medicine, but the medical professional did not flag his signs or symptoms to the district authorities and he was not analyzed for coronavirus, claimed Kumar. “The...
    (CNN)I grew up in West Africa to East Indian parents. Every year, we would spend our summer vacation in Kerala, a state along the southern coast of India. Saju MathewWhile it is known for beautiful backwaters and ayurvedic centers, today Kerala is making headlines due to its success containing Covid-19. Despite the fact that Kerala confirmed its first case of the coronavirus on January 30, the state, with a population of around 35 million, has 3,726 active cases as of Friday, with 22 deaths — about one death per 1.5 million people — as reported by the Indian government.Kerala, which is a communist state, has invested in robust public health and education systems. It also has the highest literacy rate (over 92%) of any Indian state and, as of 2016, the highest life expectancy rate of about 75 years of age. All of these factors contribute to creating a...
    Sign outside Tuba City on the Navajo Nation was photographed in May 2020. On Friday, the Navajo Nation, the largest American Indian reservation by geography and population, reported 92 new cases of COVID-19 and five deaths. That brings the corresponding totals to 6,470 with 303 deaths, with no end in sight. You can see the Navajo Department of Health’s take on it at Dikos Ntsaaígíí-19. On a per capita basis, the reservation, with its population of about 175,000, was as early as mid-May worse off than New York, the state hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, which has now reduced its new infection rate to the lowest in the United States. For the Navajo, the situation is a combination of pre-existing conditions and indequacies of the chronically underfunded and understaffed Indian Health Service through which every Native is legally entitled to health care. Meanwhile, as the acute impact of the pandemic continues scything its way through the Navajo...
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