Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 29 November, 2020

  I hope you are having – or should I now say “did have” a lovely Thanksgiving, however you arranged it. I had to smile on Friday – my daughter and I were out walking our dog with one of her girlfriends, her friend’s mother,

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 22 November, 2020

I admit it.  I was wrong.  A week ago, I’d predicted the US daily new case count would reach 200,000 by Thursday.  It didn’t – and that’s the sort of error I’m happy to see.  But on Friday, it did, getting to 204,179 in a

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 19 November, 2020

  Earlier today saw the US case count break through the 12 million point, less than a week after exceeding 11 million. Or did it?  Sure, the official count, as reported by Worldometers and elsewhere, shows 12,070,712 cases as of the end of Thursday, but

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 15 November, 2020

  If you’re reading this, particularly if you’re reading it on Sunday 15 or Monday 16 November, you’re one of my more dedicated readers.  Thank you!  I say that because I don’t distribute the Sunday Covid Diary entry to everyone, just to the people who

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 12 November, 2020

  Monday morning started with headlines that were almost as ecstatic as the surging share market that followed.  “Covid Miracle”.  “The end of the virus”.  “Return to Normalcy by Spring”.  Even the staid WHO managed to enthuse that the vaccine “could fundamentally change the course

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 8 November, 2020

  At about midday on Friday, the official US case count passed through the 10 million mark and continues to set records for new cases reported each day. On Saturday we passed through the point where now more than 3% of the entire country has

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 5 November, 2020

  There are times when I think we’ve reached the end of breaking news and developments to do with the virus.  I felt a bit of a lull over the last week or so, but now today we’re clearly back again with idiocies and contradictions

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 1 November, 2020

  We are setting daily new records for the number of virus cases reported – both the daily count and the running weekly average.  This means the chances of meeting people in stores and elsewhere who are carrying and passing the virus are higher than

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