Two vaccine trials in the UK

There are two vaccine trials soon to start in the UK. One is the Oxford University trial which will see actual vaccine injected into volunteers starting this Thursday. Last Sunday Sarah Gilbert, the vaccinologist leading this development, was interviewed on the Andrew Marr show. Here it is below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-S_Pqt1A_I&t=1s Imperial College London is also developing… Continue reading Two vaccine trials in the UK

Local Hero

Lots of heroes emerge in times of disaster. From neighbours delivering groceries to the vulnerable, to police topping up the electricity meter of an elderly man who was without power, to people donating meals to frontline workers. One of the heroes in my local community in Aberdeen is Artur Banach who has been printing face… Continue reading Local Hero

How is South Korea managing the pandemic?

Everyone on the interwebs is singing the praises of South Korea for beating COVID19 without having to endure a lockdown. Is that really true? I work with someone who lives in Incheon in South Korea, Dakota McCarty, so I thought I'd get the inside scoop from him. This is straight from the horse's mouth and… Continue reading How is South Korea managing the pandemic?

All humans must self-isolate by order of the Daleks

I saw this on Twitter yesterday. I don't know where it was taken but it's obviously somewhere in the UK - the scenery, the sky, the houses, the signs, and the Dalek on the left side of the road all point to somewhere in the UK. https://twitter.com/Jamin2g/status/1246145580402966528 It's school holidays this week and next and… Continue reading All humans must self-isolate by order of the Daleks

There are no political parties today

Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care last night as his condition with COVID19 worsened. The country is united in wishing him a full and speedy recovery. I sincerely mean it when I say he has been handling the crisis well and I've watched other leaders lead through tragedies having lived in Christchurch during the… Continue reading There are no political parties today

Exit strategies and collateral damage

Professor Neil Ferguson was on The Andrew Marr Show this morning. He's one of the authors of the paper that catapulted us into lockdown a few weeks ago. This has apparently given him the unfortunate nickname of Professor Lockdown although, to be fair, he was one of many authors and while their paper steered government… Continue reading Exit strategies and collateral damage