COVID and Brexit have dominated the news for the last three months with both becoming increasingly critical through December to year end. In England the second national lockdown ended on 1st December and the country reverted to the regional [...]
On December 14th Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced in parliament that a new variant of COVID-19 had been identified and was spreading much faster in some areas across the country. There was statistical evidence of an increasing surge in [...]
It's Easter Bank-holiday Monday, 12th April 2020, less than 10 days since my last post. Spring has sprung and yesterday was an Easter Day like no other, warm, gloriously sunny and memorable for all the wrong reasons. On this day, [...]
How is it that COVID-19 killed 4943 UK citizens in 31 days? We are one of the most economically and scientifically advanced nations in the world. Of course, now is not the time to ask such questions. We must instead focus on fire fighting. Our beloved NHS is in the front-line of this fire fight
The UK prepares for the impact of COVID-19. Frighteningly we still don't have adequate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for our front-line staff and workers in the NHS and we are many months away from any kind of reliable antidote or immunisation.
Seven days ago the World Health Organisation changed the status/definition for this COVID-19 outbreak from 'Global Emergency' to 'Global Pandemic'. The UK's risk mitigation activities appear to have failed and we are accelerating into an un-contained transmission of COVID-19.
A layman's impression of COVID-19 (CoronaVirus Disease 2019.) It’s an illness caused by an infection of our respiratory systems. Similar to Influenza, the infection is created by a virus. COVID-19 infects cells that combine to form our lungs. Viruses are highly efficient parasites, invading cells within our vital organs