Category: Nation & World

Covid Live Updates: South Asia, Battling Outbreaks, Scrambles for Vaccines

Here’s what you need to know: Administering a Covid-19 vaccine in Kathmandu, Nepal, this month. Even after a weekslong nationwide lockdown, nearly one in three of the country’s coronavirus tests has been coming back positive.Credit…Prakash Mathema/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Sri Lanka is tapping Japan. Nepal has asked Denmark. Bangladesh has appealed to its diaspora…

Covid Live Updates: As U.S. Death Toll Nears 600,000, the Counting Is Complicated

Here’s what you need to know: Health care professionals screened people entering the emergency room at Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif., last year.Credit…Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The United States is poised to reach a once-unthinkable number of 600,000 Covid-19 deaths. And had it not been for the removal of hundreds of deaths from official tallies in Northern…