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In this daily blog I explore our personal and collective responses to the transformation we are all experiencing as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic. I began writing in mid-March 2020, but only decided in April to create this blog and post it to my website. I’m posting all of March as a single entry and will follow up with posts either daily, weekly or every few days as events unfold. Stay safe.

The Corona Crucible – Fri 5th June

World 6.6 million                  India 220K+                           Mexico 100K+ Mexico is the latest country to record more than 100,000 cases of COVID-19. There are now 14 countries that have reached this grim statistic. USA, Brazil, Russia, Spain, UK, Italy, India, Germany, Peru. Turkey, Iran, France, Chile and now Mexico. Poor nations in particular are being […]

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The Corona Crucible – Thurs 4th June

World 6.5 million      USA 1.9 million        Brazil  580K+ I heard yesterday that my regular massage clinic is still in business, but is closed for renovations until later this month. Before the shutdown I used to get a deep tissue massage about once a month. My body has really missed it. In the meantime I managed […]

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The Corona Crucible – Wed 3rd June

World 6.4 million      Russia 420K+             India   200K+ Demonstrations across the US continue to escalate. Some are peaceful gatherings, but others are violent, with people rioting, looting and setting fire to vehicles and buildings. This is the eighth day of demonstrations that have flared across the US. People carry placards with George Floyd’s dying plea; […]

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The Corona Crucible – Tues 2nd June

World 6.3 million      Chile 100K+  Peru 170K+ A further lifting of restrictions came into effect in our state yesterday. Restaurants, clubs, cafes and hotels can reopen with up to 20 patrons, but social distancing is still required. Venues must have four square metres for each person. Drinks can only be served with sit down meals […]

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The Corona Crucible – Mon 1st June

World 6.2 million      Brazil 510K+             Russia 400K+ I decided not to play golf yesterday. My shoulder has been sore for about a week. I think I may have injured it getting my golf bag out of the car, but I’m not entirely sure how it happened. Since returning to golf, I’ve not been playing that […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sun 31st May

World 6.1 million      US 1.8 million                       Brazil 490K+ At the start of May there were 3.3 million cases of COVID-19 globally. Now over 6 million people have been infected with the virus. The number of infections has doubled in one month. In the US there were just over one million cases of coronavirus a month […]

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The Corona Crucible- Sat 30th May

World 6 million                     India   170K+             Iran 140K+     The National Cabinet met yesterday and has agreed to dump COAG and replace it with the National Cabinet on a permanent basis. I’m not sure if this is just semantics, but hopefully there will be less finger pointing between the states and federal government going forward. The […]

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The Corona Crucible – Fri 29th May

World 5.9 million      Brazil 430K+ Italy 230K+ Throughout the shutdown, certain stores and facilities have remained open, deemed as essential services. This included hairdressers. I still can’t get my hairy head around that one. Hairdressers themselves wanted to close and felt scared about being exposed to coronavirus. Beauty salons are only now starting to reopen, […]

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The Corona Crucible – Thurs 28th May

World 5.7 million      Turkey 160K+                       Peru    130K+ Odd Rant Lump has accused Twitter of interfering in the forthcoming US Presidential election and ‘completely stifling free speech’ after it flagged some of his tweets with ‘fact-check’ warnings. His tweet said that ‘mail in ballots’ will lead to corruption and fraud. A spokesperson from Twitter said […]

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The Corona Crucible – Wed 27th May

World 5.6 million                  Brazil 390K+             UK 260K+ More and more services are opening up, not just here, but across the world. Here we have the virus somewhat under control, but opening up for business is still risky. In countries where the virus is rampant, it’s criminal and people will die. Here, in Australia […]

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