Tag Archives: Coronavirus

The Four Questions

Last Tuesday marked the anniversary of the UK’s first Covid Lockdown. Shortly after that we celebrated our first Zoom Passover Seder with friends. Tonight that anniversary comes round again, too.

I’ve always thought Passover to be the quintessential Jewish festival … Read more...

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COVID: The Inquest Begins

With the Government announcing, with some justified pride, that the 15 millionth first jab has been administered in the UK and that the spectre of mortality had been reduced for the 88% of the population most at risk from Covid, … Read more...

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Be afraid … but not witlessly so.

This week the UK registered its 100,000th Covid-related death. This is a horrendous statistic, by any standard, and nobody of any reasonably fair disposition can refute that, regardless of any ‘objective’ comparisons of national Pandemic-performances, reflects badly on The United … Read more...

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A Famous German comments on ‘The Government We Deserve’

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool FC’s German Manager, writing for The Ericle (and The Sunday Times) today:

“If aliens looked at us both from the outside they would think
we came from two different planets.”
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We get the government that we deserve.

One of the unmissable features of the COVID Pandemic is that the world responded to it not as one, but as nation-based. Perhaps, one day the governance of the world will be the domain of global institutions but it is … Read more...

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More Serious Numbers

  • 29% of Brits admitted (anonymously) to breaking the lockdown
  • 60% is the threshold where it is believed that Herd Immunity comes into play
  • 81% of C-19 cases are mild or unrecognized and are unreported
  • 60% participation is needed for a
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It’s A Numbers Game

When Numbers Get Serious*

Two times two is twenty-two
Four times four is forty-four
When numbers get serious
They leave a mark on your door
Urgent! Urgent!
A telephone ringing in the hallways
When times are mysterious
Serious numbers
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Covadis?

Anyone beating coronavirus deserves everybody’s fullest gratitude. Happily, industrious journalists keep leading morning newspapers offering pertinent questions regarding short-tRead more...

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Ends & Beginnings

It is a natural inclination to look at history for clues and answers to the current circumstances in which we currently find ourselves. Though I am not a subscriber to the notion behind the French idiom: plus ça change, plus Read more...

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Post-Pandemic Probabilities

There has been a significant sea-change in concerns, if not government focus, over the last few days; certainly, in the UK. (See Lord Sumpton’s article below). I believe it’s fair to say that the panic-meter is no longer at its … Read more...

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