Washington Report Podcast: Omicron More Contagious Than Delta Variant As Demand For Vaccines Rises In US, Asia News and Top Stories


Washington Report Ep 26: Omicron More Contagious Than Delta Variant As Demand For Vaccines Rises In US

10:16 minutes

Synopsis: Each week, The Straits Times analyzes the latest developments in the United States.

Straits Times US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh talks to Money FM 89.3‘s Elliot Danker and Bharati Jagdish about the following:

From increasing demand for vaccines in many American vaccination clinics to accelerating Iran’s nuclear program and increasing Russian military activity on the border with Ukraine, Nirmal Ghosh, head of the US Straits office Times explains everything to us.

00:00 Conversation Highlights (click / tap above):

00:35 Increase in Covid-19 cases due to the Omicron variant in the United States

02:20 Long queues and delays as demand for vaccines increases at many immunization clinics

04:04 US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s plans resist China

06:40 Response to the acceleration of the Iran nuclear deal

07:51 US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin discuss Ukraine via virtual meeting

Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh ([email protected]), The Breakfast Huddle, Money FM 89.3, Ernest Luis & Fa’izah Sani

Edited by: Dan Koh

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