Letters About COVID19

By Salman Mushir

India focussed newsletter navigating the COVID-19 situation, delivered Mondays & Thursdays (previously daily).

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📰 Letter #78 - Chinese virologist claims COVID-19 was made in Wuhan lab / U.S. Ends Airport Covid Screening of International Arrivals

Chinese virologist, who is reportedly in hiding, claimed that she has scientific evidence that proves that COVID-19 was made in a lab in China. Dr Li-Meng Yan is reportedly in hiding in order to protect herself from the Chinese govt.She said that she did some…

 
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📰 Letter #77 - Coronavirus reinfections / Drug maker AstraZeneca pauses COVID-19 vaccine trials / Lady Gaga's VMA performance

The drug giant said it is “routine action” to pause trials whenever there is an unexplained illness among participants. “In large trials, illnesses will happen by chance but must be independently reviewed to check this carefully,” according to AstraZeneca. Th…

 
#76・

📰 Letter #76 - India overtakes Brazil as second most Covid-infected country / Metros resume operation / India's business activity rises

With over 90,000 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India's total number of COVID-19 cases (4.2 million cases) on Monday, crossed that of Brazil (4.1 million cases), making it the second most affected country after the United States of Americ…

 
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📰 Letter #75 - Dwayne Johnson and his family tested positive / Is China taking advantage of the Pandemic? / Only farm sector output sees growth

The Indian economy contracted by 23.9 per cent in the April to June quarter (Q1 FY 21), marking the first contraction in more than 40 years as COVID-19 pandemic compressed consumer demand and private investments, government data showed.Trade, hotels, transpor…

 
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📰 Letter #74 - Steady improvement in Recovery rate in India / India first country to cross 80k cases a day / Global cases cross 25 million

The global tally of COVID-19 cases passed 25 million on August 30, according to Johns Hopkins University. A total of 843,000 people have died from the virus worldwide. - Twitter

 
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📰 Letter #73 - Karnataka scraps travel restrictions / Obesity increases COVID risks / Unlock 4 upcoming

This COVID-19 pandemic has made us miss so many things we held close to our heart. Whether it was the IPL, or the Tokyo Olympics or students who missed their convocation, to celebrate their achievement with their fellow students.While several colleges tried w…

 
#72・

📰 Letter #72 - Airbnb announces global party ban / India becomes 3rd country to reach 3 million / Infections spike again in Europe

It took India just over two weeks to jump from two million cases of COVID-19 to three million cases. Only the US and Brazil have reached that milestone. Meanwhile, the total number of deaths linked to COVID-19 reached 800,000 on Saturday, according to Johns H…

 
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📰 Letter #71 - Sharpest single day spike of 70k in India / mutation of COVID found / 5 million salaried job loss

India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 28,36,925 on Thursday morning as 69,652 new cases were reported in 24 hours. The death toll increased by 977 to 53,866, according to latest government data.

 
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📰 Letter #70 - 32 CBI officers awarded President’s Police Medal / Former Cricketer Chetan Chauhan dies of COVID / Flurry of protests

As a nation, India is full of heroes, some of them wear capes while some don’t. While India is celebrating it’s 74th year of Independence with great pride, it is also essential to appreciate and recognize the blood and sweat of officers who stood by us and ha…

 
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📰 Letter #69 - Russia approves COVID-19 vaccine / Increase in testing capacity in India / Misinformation perils

Vladimir Putin has said a locally developed vaccine for Covid-19 has been approved after less than two months of testing on humans. The Russian President said the vaccine had passed all the required checks, adding that his daughter had already been given it. …

 
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📰 Letter #68 - New study shows recovered COVID patients show long term Lung-damage / There's a new tick-borne virus in China / US hits 5 million cases

India surpassed 22 lakh coronavirus cases on Monday morning with over 62,000 new patients recorded in the last 24 hours, the government said, adding that more than 44 thousand deaths linked to the highly contagious illness have been recorded since the beginni…

 
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📰 Letters #67 - Israel reopens schools, didn't go well / Making ends meet during pandemic

A coronavirus outbreak at a high school in Jerusalem offers a cautionary tale as countries consider back-to-school strategies for the fall.Confident it had beaten the coronavirus and desperate to reboot a devastated economy, the Israeli government invited the…

 
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📰 Letter #66 - Amit Shah & Yediyurappa test positive / An idea for pandemic commute / 🆕 5 somethings

Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa tests positive for COVID-19 // read more

 
#65・

Letter #65 - Unlock 3.0 guidelines: Gyms allowed to reopen; night curfew removed / New format for this newsletter

Here are the stories today:

 
#64・

Letter #64 - Modi: Coronavirus is as lethal as it was in beginning / Delhi govt to launch job portal / Global COVID cases top 16 million

This newsletter is created by - @salmanmushir, from Bangalore, India. I host a podcast called Salman Needs A Job, and I create content about jobs on my Instagram and YouTube.Next one on Thursday.

 
#63・

Letter #63 - Government warns against use of N-95 masks with valved respirators / India will get 50% of Oxford Coronavirus

This newsletter is created by - @salmanmushir, from Bangalore, India. I host a podcast called Salman Needs A Job, and I create content about jobs on my Instagram and YouTube.Next one on Monday.

 
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Letter #62 - India becomes 3rd highest country with COVID cases crossing 1 million / Middle & high schoolers can spread coronavirus as well as adults: Study

Complaints of high ambulance charges for Covid patients

 
#61・

Letter #61 - Over 30,000 new covid cases in a day in India / China To Reopen Cinemas Next Week

This newsletter is created by - @salmanmushir, from Bangalore, India. I host a podcast called Salman Needs A Job, and I create content about jobs on my Instagram and YouTube.Next one on Monday.

 
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Letter #60 - Russia first nation to finish human trials for Covid vaccine / Amitabh Bachchan tests +ve / Lockdown in Bengaluru from 14-22 July

Lockdown imposed

 
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Letter #59 - WHO Acknowledges Evidence of Airborne COVID-19 spread / President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has tested positive for coronavirus

This newsletter is created by - @salmanmushir, from Bangalore, India. I host a podcast called Salman Needs A Job, and I create content about jobs on my Instagram and YouTube.Next one on Monday.