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The Corona Crucible – Thurs 31st December

World 83,060,275                  USA 20,216,991                     Australia 28,402 After two months without any locally acquired cases, there were three new infections in Melbourne yesterday, with at least another three today. These cases are linked to the outbreak in Sydney. I really hope this is not the start of another wave. We have done so well here […]

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The Corona Crucible – Wed 30th December

World 82.3 million                Netherlands 770K+  Chile 600K+ Well into 2021 COVID-19 will continue to transform our world and way of life. Government policies, social systems, our health, our personal lives, relationships, finances, jobs, sport and travel, there is no aspect of life that has not been touched. We now work from home. We travel […]

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The Corona Crucible – Tues 29th December

World 81.6 million    Brazil 7.5 million      France 2.5 million Writing this blog each day has been a good discipline that I hope to transfer to other writing projects, if and when I decide what to write next year. I have a couple of books that are half written. Unlike my writing friends, I don’t write […]

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The Corona Crucible – Mon 28th December

World 81.1 million                US 19.5 million         South Africa 1 million A number of people in hotel quarantine in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide have contracted the highly infectious mutant strain of COVID-19. In Sydney five mystery cases have authorities and the public worried that they will not be able to control this outbreak. There are now […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sun 27th December

World 80.6 million    Russia 3 million        Malaysia 100K+ The list of potential exposure sites across Sydney continues to grow. Many suburbs and transport routes have been flagged as exposure sites because those infected have been there. The NSW health authorities say that anyone who attended these sites must get tested and isolate for 14 days. […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sat 26th December

World 80.1 million                Ukraine 1 million     Indonesia 700K+ The Northern Beaches cluster has spread to the Sydney CBD and the NSW Premier is urging people to avoid the city for Boxing Day sales. She is imploring people to wear masks, but masks are not mandated in Sydney like they are here. Though we have […]

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The Corona Crucible – Fri 25th December

World 79.7 million                US 19 million            Italy 2 million A lot of people are feeling isolated from family this Christmas, but it is much the same as most Christmases this year for me. I don’t have any family besides my mother and she is not really with it any more. Because of my mother’s […]

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The Corona Crucible – Thurs 24th December

World 79 million       Croatia 200K+                       Japan 200K+ Neil’s daughter and her boyfriend came over for dinner last night. We thought of having a seafood dinner, as lobsters are cheap at the moment because of the Chinese import ban, but they are hard to get. The weather has been cool lately too, so we decided […]

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The Corona Crucible – Wed 23rd December

World 78.3 million                Peru 1 million                       Paraguay 100K+ Peru is the 16th country to record one million cases of coronavirus and Paraguay is the 74th country to record 100,000 cases. By keeping numbers down here and having policies that ring fence and isolate those who are infected, we can hopefully continue to […]

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The Corona Crucible – Tues 22nd December

World 77.6 million    Morocco 410K+         Switzerland 410K+ Victorian authorities have announced there has been a new case in our state. The individual was in Sydney and has returned to Victoria. This is our first local case in 53 days. The young teenager is isolating at home. I hope the government is on top of […]

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