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 [...]
COVID-19 has been strengthening it's lethal grip on humanity during the month. Many countries including the UK are moving into what appears to be a second wave. We remain hopeful that a vaccine may be available in the new [...]
Our skies now have tell-tale signs that advanced economies are edging back into action. The purity of our skies, glorious while it lasted, is now once again again criss-crossed with vapour trails. I’m increasingly aware of the sound of [...]
We have been taking solace from the tranquility of our garden this month, as the outside world seems to have drifted further into some kind-of surrealistic dreamlike state. The easing of the lock-down announced by Boris Johnson 's triggered [...]
It’s the end of May 2020, Spring has sprung, we are through the initial COVID peak and the lockdown is being eased. The earlier panic buying and public anxiety about Coronavirus is being superseded by a public vexation about [...]
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.
Coronavirus is creating big problems in the prosperous region around Milan in Northern Italy. Deaths have jumped from 21 to 29 in Italy over the past day and the of people infected has shifted from 889 to 1128. Towns are being locked down, people are not going out.
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
The UK is walking away from the world's largest free trade zone, under a cloud of misinformation and denial. Tariff-free movement of goods, services, capital and people across nation state borders within the EU will no longer be how the UK operates. Our children will be denied EU privileges that we have enjoyed.