The UK has made so many mistakes during the pandemic. We started by following the flu pandemic playbook which meant our goal initially was to slow the spread but not … Continue reading A year of blunders
The covid situation in the UK is pretty dire right now with close to 60,000 cases per day. It’s worse than it was back in March at the height of … Continue reading Full lockdown for Scotland
We woke to some good news today: the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved for use in the UK. I had been hoping and expecting this news for a couple of … Continue reading The Oxford vaccine, lockdown in Aberdeen, and online games
Last week Victoria began showing interest in wanting to go outside. Being the softy that I am I conceded and now she wants to go outside everyday. This would be … Continue reading Her Majesty’s butler
The Imperial College vaccine trial begins this week and of all the vaccine candidates being researched at the moment this is the one I most hope will be successful because … Continue reading Imperial College vaccine trial
The virologist and director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Peter Piot, gives a good interview in this podcast about his experience of catching COVID-19. He first … Continue reading Who is responsible for the UK’s testing strategy?
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 … Continue reading Two vaccine trials in the UK
We are back in Auckland and I am down and teary about that but I’m going to try hard not to complain so will leave it at this. Our last … Continue reading Musn’t grumble