28 February, 2021

Mixed Shots

Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there

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Amid spiralling Covid cases, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal visits GTB Hospital to meet COVID-19 patients. In the past week, cases per day breached the 8,000 mark.
Mixed Shots

That’s A Snug Fit

In Covid times, there’s an addition to the Sikh paraphernalia: the Singh Thattha. Well, don’t Sikhs wear a thattha, or a beard band, anyway? They do, but the traditional thatta could now save lives and jobs. A British research team has designed an under-mask beard cover, much like the thattha, that allows a bearded person to wear an FFP3 respirator mask, without the need for a shave that some faiths don’t allow. Facial hair, albeit an accepted risk factor for face-mask leakage, can be overcome by using a thattha. It’s hard to get a snug fit of the respirator mask without a clean shave, but the beard cover cuts that problem as it holds the whiskers tightly bunched up against the skin.

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