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

Hi. Hope you've been well. I am trying out a new format for this newsletter. Very condensed, extra vi
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Letter #65 - Unlock 3.0 guidelines: Gyms allowed to reopen; night curfew removed / New format for this newsletter
By Salman Mushir • Issue #65 • View online
Hi. Hope you’ve been well. I am trying out a new format for this newsletter. Very condensed, extra visual, and with only 5 content pieces for you to digest about the pandemic. Might be a temporary change, might be not. Would love to hear your thoughts.

Welcome to a new format of Letters About COVID-19
Here are the stories today:
After his recovery, Khan saw a government advertisement on plasma donation. He donated plasma for the first time at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) around April 20, when plasma trials were being conducted. After that he started receiving requests from people for plasma.
“Someone calls and says he needs it for his father. Someone else says they need it for their sister. They call me looking for a plasma donor, with blood group B+… If there is a way for me to help them, then why not?”Indian Express quoted him as saying.
The Wire
About 57% of slum-dwellers have tested positive for antibodies for the coronavirus, from a random sample size of 7,000 people, according to the survey.

https://t.co/ubGsVnJCi1
From @bloombergbusiness
From @bloombergbusiness
A database of spreading events traced nearly 80% of Covid infections back to food processing plants, ships, aged care homes, bars, restaurants, shops and worker dorms. All of those are places notoriously associated with low pay and poor job security, explains David Fickling. The same pattern has shown up in country after country 
🇺🇸: Meatpacking plant workers
🇸🇬: Foreign workers in dormitories
🇬🇧: Temporary staff in elderly care homes
🇦🇺: Security guards at quarantine hotels Diseases are most deadly when they can seize on a pre-existing condition to overwhelm the body. Society’s refusal to grant the underpaid the same protections it affords the better off is the co-morbidity that’s killing us.
From @bbcnews; Hajj, the annual pilgrimage made by Muslims to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, has been significantly scaled back this year. 🕋 International visitors have been banned from making the journey to Mecca in a bid to curb the Covid-19 pandemic. This year 10,000 pilgrims are expected – dramatically reduced from the usual two million. Worshippers will have to quarantine before and after the pilgrimage, and face masks will be mandatory at all times. Saudi has recorded more than 270,000 cases of coronavirus and nearly 3,000 deaths, one of the largest outbreaks in the Middle East. Tap the link in our bio for more on Hajj and the personal stories of those missing out.
From @bbcnews; Hajj, the annual pilgrimage made by Muslims to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, has been significantly scaled back this year. 🕋 International visitors have been banned from making the journey to Mecca in a bid to curb the Covid-19 pandemic. This year 10,000 pilgrims are expected – dramatically reduced from the usual two million. Worshippers will have to quarantine before and after the pilgrimage, and face masks will be mandatory at all times. Saudi has recorded more than 270,000 cases of coronavirus and nearly 3,000 deaths, one of the largest outbreaks in the Middle East. Tap the link in our bio for more on Hajj and the personal stories of those missing out.
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.
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