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Source: SEVIS Data Mapping Tool Amazingly, SEVIS issued another update in December 2020, i.e., in the US presidential interregnum, that provides a clear, real-time picture of international enrollments at US educational institutions. That was the third in one year, in addition to January and September 2020. Below are the top 10 sending countries with 12-20 … Continue reading Vietnamese Enrollments in US Hold Steady in Latest SEVIS Update
Vietnamese enrollments in Australia declined by 6% from January to October 2020, according to the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment. Viet Nam ranks fourth among sending countries after China, India, and Nepal. The total number of young Vietnamese at all levels was 23,943, as of October. (The total YOY decrease from 10-19 to … Continue reading Vietnamese Student Numbers Down Slightly “Down Under”
This is what the COVID-19 situation looked like on Election Day, 3 November, in the US. Note the 14-day increase in number of new infections and deaths. Also note that most of the states where cases per capita are the highest are red states. Rounding the final turn (or some variation on that theme) is … Continue reading USA Not “Rounding The Final Turn” with COVID-19
The US set a new record in the number of new COVID-19 cases in one day last Friday, 30 October: 101,461 (!) & 988 deaths. In case you're counting, that's more infections in one day than the total number of cases in 169 out of 218 countries and territories, including China (85,940), where the coronavirus … Continue reading USA is #1 in Number of COVID-19 Infections & Deaths
The US and China often trade places for the dubious distinction of being the world's leading Spam Haven country. Here's the latest from an authoritative source, Spamhaus. (My only other post about this was in January 2020.) Below are the world's worst Spam Haven countries for enabling spamming, as of 25 October 2020. Notice that … Continue reading SPAM is US(A)
Here's a related article from 15.5.20: Vietnam among most optimistic countries despite pandemic. Vietnam ranked fourth in the world in the first quarter of this year for having the most positive consumers despite adverse coronavirus impacts. Shalom (שלום), MAA
These sketches are by Hanoi-based artist, George Burchett. iPad art, 5.4.20, © 2020 As of this writing, Viet Nam has 245 confirmed cases, 95 recovered, and 0 deaths, while the US had 336,906 confirmed cases, 17,977 recovered, and 9,624 deaths, as of yesterday. Stay Strong, Viet Nam! MAGA!
Then Nine years ago this July, I wrote about a parcel of land located a short walk from our (then) new office and Hoan Kiem Lake in downtown Hanoi. After much haggling and some conflict, someone bought a small (53 m2/602 ft2) French colonial era building for $2.3 million. I wrote, "Where this charming Hanoi … Continue reading Location X 3 Revisited
Viet Nam is doing what it has to do to contain the spread of COVID-19, which is at a very modest 49 cases, as of this writing, including 16 patients who have long since recovered. Isn't it ironic that Viet Nam is placing restrictions on UK and other European travelers? Another graphic example of how … Continue reading COVID-19 Update: Latest Travel Restriction for Viet Nam-Bound Travelers