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Letter #16 - FDI policy to block threat of takeovers / What caused coronavirus?

Happy Monday folks! When I published the last issue on Friday, the total cases in India were at 13,3
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Letter #16 - FDI policy to block threat of takeovers / What caused coronavirus?
By @salmanmushir • Issue #16 • View online
Happy Monday folks! When I published the last issue on Friday, the total cases in India were at 13,387. Move to Monday morning, it’s at 17,265. This sucks. We just don’t know how long is this going to last, just hoping we stay safe and don’t have to endure more from this virus.
But news wise, I have to tell you, things are getting all the more interesting. Even during my weekend breaks when I was supposed to stay away from the newsletter (coronavirus news), I spent most of the day watching videos about origins or coronavirus. That discourse is now taking the spotlight, with even more officials and publications (like The Washinton Post) questioning if the virus could actually have emerged out of Wuhan lab.
I have added a section about Origins of Coronavirus on today’s newsletter, and will continue with these news stories as any legitimate ones come up.
Btw, do check out @lettersaboutcovid19 on Instagram where I have been sharing people’s stories, experiences and life realisations during this time of pandemic.
Alright, let’s get you to the news today.

One World: Together At Home - Concert
Lady Gaga
It’s time! 😭🥰 our TV special One World: #TogetherAtHome starts right now 💗 celebrating those on the frontlines. Stream here or click here to find out where to watch the broadcast on TV! https://t.co/9nxv0IRvl2 https://t.co/Lnd0s9jC0d
Watch the 8 hour broadcast on Twitter here
Daily tracker
Outbreak in India
April 20 saw the biggest single day spike in India. source
Outbreak globally
Bloomberg Politics
#Coronavirus
-Cases top 2.4 million globally; deaths at 165,000
-China reports 12 cases, no new deaths
-President Trump raises the prospect that China deliberately caused the Covid-19 outbreak
-Singapore detects more victims among low-wage foreign workers
https://t.co/cSCcxeSJg0
source: ft.com
source: ft.com
Politics of COVID-19
The Sunday Times
Boris Johnson skipped five Cobra meetings on the virus, calls to order protective gear were ignored and scientists’ warnings fell on deaf ears

Failings in February may have cost thousands of lives

https://t.co/90fMvq20O5
Donald J. Trump
China has just announced a doubling in the number of their deaths from the Invisible Enemy. It is far higher than that and far higher than the U.S., not even close!
Testing updates
Unrelated recommendation
From the author @salmanmushir: Hi. I have started a new show 21 days later, on YouTube with my siblings. In the first episode, we are figuring things out.
21 days later | Episode 0 - Figuring out (New Podcast)
21 days later | Episode 0 - Figuring out (New Podcast)
Origins of Coronavirus
The Washington Post
What caused the coronavirus? A skeptical take on the theories about the outbreak’s Chinese origin. https://t.co/Wb6BDgf9ns
Miscelleanius recommendations
PMO India
It has been a topsy-turvy start to the third decade of this century. COVID-19 has brought with it many disruptions. Coronavirus has significantly changed the contours of professional life: PM @narendramodi writes on @LinkedIn
Hackers Are Capitalizing on the Coronavirus
Hackers Are Capitalizing on the Coronavirus
And finally, today's letter about coronavirus
Until tomorrow ..
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