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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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 21 March, 2021

  I had a minor epiphany this morning.  I’d just finished reading an article about travel to Europe this summer seemingly becoming more problematic, and was looking at the chart below and the encouraging steep lines showing increasing vaccination numbers in both the UK and

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 18 March, 2021

Yesterday and today both saw new case numbers in the US increase over those of a week ago.  That’s not to say we’re heading to the next “wave” of new case growth, but the always perplexing plunge in new case numbers seems to have run

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 14 March, 2021

  We continue to be unsettled by “experts” who are relying on the concept of “herd immunity” as a promised salvation from the virus scourge.  The promises of herd immunity they make invariably contain two fundamental errors. First, in order to make the leap from

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 11 March, 2021

  Many sources are claiming today is the one year anniversary of the start of the Covid crisis, for example, this article. That is a strange choice of date, and seems to be based on WHO finally and grudgingly admitting the reality of Covid and

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