Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 31 December, 2020

  Happy New Year’s Eve! A bit of exciting (at least, for me) news to start with.  As a lovely way to end 2020, I received a copy of my book “The Covid Survival Guide” in the mail today.  Sure, I’d of course ordered a

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 27 December, 2020

  With all respect to the medical profession, they need to realize that some of us find it offensive when they choose to not tell us the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, “for our own good”.  The same when they lie

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 24 December, 2020

  The big topic this week has been the discovery of multiple new mutations of the coronavirus, with the new mutations making the virus significantly more infectious than earlier strains.  It is not yet clear exactly how much more infectious the new strains are, but

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 20 December, 2020

  There’s been a lot of news, the last few days, about a new strain of the coronavirus discovered in England, and its implications. In short, it seems this new strain may be more readily passed from person to person.  I’ve put a copy of

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 13 December, 2020

  In an ongoing discussion with a friend about the virus, he raised an interesting point.  In the US, the focus has been on providing expensive treatment options for patients with severe cases of Covid.  In much of the rest of the world, the focus

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 10 December, 2020

  It has been a record breaking few days, with the US registering higher-than-ever-before numbers of deaths.  On several days, we exceeded 2,880 deaths a day – a number which has a certain significance.  That is the daily number that results from deaths occurring at

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 6 December, 2020

  The expression “a slow-motion train-wreck” is often used to describe all manner of drawn out problems.  It seems like a perfect label to place on our US response to the coronavirus.  Look at these two charts, showing daily new cases and daily deaths in

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 3 December, 2020

  It is hard to know what to think at present.  On the one hand, we have the expensively orchestrated flow of seemingly miraculously and marvelous news from the big pharmaceutical companies, eagerly pitching their vaccines through the press to the FDA.  On the other

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