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From sex work during the pandemic to trans voter suppression, here’s the best of OZY this week.

By OZY Editors

It’s been a devastating week as the world suffers the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. We brought you stories on everything from how Singapore waged war on the virus to its potential impact on European unity, from a surprise Scandinavian hot spot for COVID-19 to a trend of wealthy individuals seeking out rural retreats to ride out the worst.

We also met two people making a difference in the worlds of sports and politics, respectively: Santia Deck, the new female face of pro football, and Raphael Luzon, who is working to bring Jews back to Libya.

Here are our favorites on OZY this week.

No. 1: Title: Democrats Promise Cheaper Drugs From Canada. But Is Trump Already Delivering?

Why You Should Care: Because Trump is co-opting his opponents’ central pitches, in effect neutering them on the campaign trail.

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No. 2: Condoms and Videos: The Virus Reshapes Sex Work in This African Metropolis

Why You Should Care: Blow jobs are out, sex videos are in, in one of Africa’s largest commercial hubs.

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No. 3: Meet Santia Deck: The New Female Face of Pro Football

Why You Should Care: Because this is a bold, expensive experiment in women’s pro sports.

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No. 4: Going Home: The Man Bringing Jews Back to Libya

Why You Should Care: Jews were a prominent part of Libya before their exodus in 1967. Raphael Luzon is fighting for their return.

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No. 5: New + Next: Why Are Indians Returning Adopted Kids?

Why You Should Care: Technology was meant to improve India’s complex adoption system. Instead, it’s hurting children.

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No. 6: Party Like It’s 2020: How to Rave at Home, Away From the Crowds

Why You Should Care: New technology is bringing musical events into your personal space — a timely development in the coronavirus era.

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No. 7: The Doctor Says: It’s Our Fault Young People Refuse to Stay Home

Why You Should Care: We’ve raised a generation to distrust government. Of course they’re partying away the pandemic. 

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No. 8: Chicken Soup & ‘Magic’: Have a Cough or Flu (but Not Coronavirus)? Try These Home Remedies

Why You Should Care:  The flu sucks. Here are some cupboard concoctions from around the globe to help.

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No. 9: Defining Moments: How Voter ID Could Be Suppressing the Trans Vote

Why You Should Care: The number of trans voters affected has more than doubled since the last presidential election.

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No. 10: Elite Athlete: Before Althea Gibson, There Was Ora Washington

Why You Should Care: This sports legend did more on two courts than most do on one.

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