Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 28 January, 2021

  I’ve seen a number of news items this week which form part of a common theme, which I’ll call “The Stitch in Time” theme. You know the proverb “A stitch in time saves nine”.  It applies for medical problems the same as for many

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 24 January, 2021

  Later today, the world Covid case count will break through 100 million – a milestone of sorts, and not of a good kind. Sometimes I get notes from readers with questions I’m sure many others are wondering, too.  I got such a note yesterday

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 21 January, 2021

  Happy “first birthday” – to the coronavirus.  It is one year since the first coronavirus case in the US, in Washington State – a man rumored to be a Boeing employee and recently returned from China.  A year later, and we are counting 25.2

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 17 January, 2021

  I wrote on Thursday about the constant and consistent thread of official incompetence running through every element of our public health officials and their mishandling of our virus crisis.  I lightly touched on the strange contradiction between the leisurely pace at which the vaccine

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 14 January, 2021

  The outgoing Trump administration agreed with the incoming Biden administration.  That’s a sentence you probably never expected to see, and might never see again.  Sadly, the agreement was on a matter that they’re both totally wrong about.  How is it that politicians only agree

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 10 January, 2021

A quick reminder.  My Covid book goes up in price from its current “opening special” price of $4.95 to $8.95 on Monday, probably late in the day (I’m not sure how quickly Amazon adjusts prices).  While I’d be happy for you to buy it at

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 7 January, 2021

Why do I write these diary entries, twice a week, every week?  Sometimes I ask myself this question, because for sure, it takes up a lot of time, and I’ve received some very negative comments, usually of the form “You’re not a doctor, shut up”. 

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 3 January, 2021

Welcome to 2021.  For us all, I am certain it is a year of hope, a year in which we desperately want to be free of the virus and to have life return back to normal.  The promise of vaccines seems to all but guarantee

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