Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 4 February, 2021

  For a change, let’s start off with some good news this week. There’s been something happening that we’ve been quietly watching and wondering when to comment on.  What started off as a possible short term anomaly has continued unabated every day since 11 January

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 31 January, 2021

  I spent several days this week in what seemed like a different world.  Masks were almost entirely absent, people shook hands, interactions and socializing was normal.  This was primarily in Lincoln County, WA, and Valley County, ID. In Lincoln County, it seemed all businesses

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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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