Before the lockdown started it seemed like everyone was desperate for it to begin – “When are schools closing?”, “Why haven’t schools closed yet?” Now that we’re in lockdown is … Continue reading When will it start and when will it end?
There’s a Chinese curse, may you live through interesting times. On a personal level, the Christchurch earthquakes make this pandemic seem like a walk in the park because that was … Continue reading May you live through interesting times
The kids started online school today and so far so good. You can choose which subjects they study and they each have seven. Classes are live via video link and … Continue reading Online school
I ventured out for some exercise today. Mostly I stay in and just do The Body Coach live streaming in the morning followed by a trampoline bounce in the afternoon. … Continue reading Daffodils, jumping shot, and a roundup of the news
I’m sorry if everyone is getting sick of reading about the pandemic but a paper was published in Science yesterday which is worth sharing. It’s called Projecting the transmission dynamics … Continue reading What happens next?
I thought this was an interesting Q&A with Dr Chris Smith, virologist at Cambridge University and “The Naked Scientist“. He answers questions about face masks, the tuberculosis vaccine, and the … Continue reading Coronavirus: your questions answered
One thing I will forever remember from this pandemic is our capacity for humour at a time of adversity. Every day brings new laugh-out-loud moments. The tweet below from the … Continue reading Humour in adversity
It was kind of surreal to see headlines this week like, “Prime Minister is breathing on his own” and “Prime Minster able to take short walks“. No one could ever … Continue reading There’s no escaping the trade-off
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 … Continue reading How is South Korea managing the pandemic?
If there’s anyone you absolutely must follow on Twitter it’s Peter Singer. He’s the world’s most influential moral philosopher and someone I would describe as a modern-day Jesus. You can … Continue reading How long should the lockdown last?
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 … Continue reading All humans must self-isolate by order of the Daleks
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 … Continue reading There are no political parties today