Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 18 April, 2021

  You may have heard of how a stunning 47 passengers on an A321 flight from India to Hong Kong all tested positive for Covid, 12 days into their Hong Kong quarantine.  They had to show a negative test before boarding the plane in New

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 15 April, 2021

  The US passed through another “milestone” on Monday, when we broke through 32 million people who have now officially been recorded as having had the virus.  The real number is of course much higher, and might be anywhere from 50 – 75 million. The

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 11 April, 2021

  The presence and growing availability of vaccines, at least here in the US, have blinded a lot of people to how the virus remains a problem.  Plenty of Americans are still getting infected, every day, and plenty of Americans are still dying, every day. 

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 8 April, 2021

  Today saw the largest number of new Covid cases reported in the US since 26 February.  After enjoying three days in a row of dropping case numbers, we’ve now had three days in a row of rising cases (the seventh of the last seven

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Covid-19 Diary : Easter Sunday 4 April, 2021

  Aaagh.  My computer crashed just as I was about to send out today’s diary entry, and the Microsoft Expression Web software I use does not auto-back up my work.  Of course, Murphy’s Law dictates the inevitability that it was hours since I’d last remembered

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 1 April, 2021

  The temptation to fill this with April Fool’s Day jokes is almost overwhelming, although – at least in New Zealand, where I grew up – the convention is that you only conduct such jokes until mid-day.  It is now well after mid-day, so I

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 28 March, 2021

My Sunday diary entry got scrambled a bit by weather.  I was driving from ID back to Seattle, something I’ve done (too) many times before, and usually a fairly uneventful experience.  This time things got off to a bad start with a road-range incident that

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 25 March, 2021

  The US, UK, and Europe seem to be in the grip of two opposing forces.  On the one side is a race to vaccinate as much of the population as quickly as possible in the hope of causing new Covid case counts to drop. 

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