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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 30th October

World 45.3 million    France 1.2 million     Spain 1.2 million The rate of infection across the world is spiralling out of control, increasing by more than half a million people every day, and that’s just the people being tested and recorded. The real number is probably many times higher. COVID is exploding across Europe, South and […]

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The Corona Crucible – Thurs 29th October

World 44.7 million    India 8 million          Russia 1.5 million     We went to Officeworks yesterday and bought a heap of stationary. We also bought a new office chair as mine was getting very worn from sitting in it every day writing this blog, among other tasks. The Bunnings carpark nearby was totally crammed, so we’ll […]

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The Corona Crucible – Wed 28th October

World 44.2 million    USA 9 million           It’s less than one week to the US Presidential election. Around 50 million Americans have already voted, which is a massive turnout compared to previous elections. Despite attempts by Dump Ton Lard to undermine the US postal service, people have mailed in their votes in the millions and there […]

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The Corona Crucible – Tues 27th October

World 43.7 million   Singapore 57K+        Australia 27K+ Dan Andrews has shown great leadership in Victoria throughout this crisis. Every day he has turned up to provide the daily numbers and answer numerous questions. Behind the scenes he’s done a huge amount of work to manage this pandemic. He’s not had a day off in many […]

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The Corona Crucible – Mon 26th October

World 43.3 million    Iran 560K+     Italy 520K+ The word ‘crucible’ that I chose for this blog refers to a both a container and a process. It seems to be more and more apt as time goes on. The Oxford Dictionary says ‘crucible’ is both a melting pot for metals, and a severe test or […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sun 25th October

World 42.9 million    Colombia 1 million  Switzerland 100K+ Across the world almost 500,000 COVID infections were recorded yesterday and the same number in the day before. Colombia is the eighth country to reach the one million mark. Switzerland has joined the 100,000 group. Last night Richmond won their third Premiership in four years. It was […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sat 24th October

World 42.4 million    UK 830K+      Netherlands 270K+ With just two days to go before we come out of lockdown, a few hundred morons decided to protest in Melbourne yesterday. Many were not wearing masks, potentially causing an outbreak of the virus that could push us back into lockdown again. What is wrong with these […]

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The Corona Crucible – Fri 23rd October

World 41.9 million    France 999K+            Costa Rica 100K+     And on it goes. France is the seventh country to reach one million COVID infections and Costa Rica is the 47th country to record more than 100,000 cases. How quickly things can get out of control. Australia is 85th on this list now and continuing […]

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The Corona Crucible – Thurs 22nd October

World 41.4 million    Peru 875K+    Mexico 860K+           I played golf yesterday and Tuesday and I am feeling it today. I hope to get back into the swing of things soon. So far it hasn’t been pretty, but I am really enjoying being out on course. I’m booked in to play again on Sunday. […]

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The Corona Crucible – Wed 21st October

World 40.9 million       Spain 1 million          Argentina 1 million Argentina and Spain have each now reached over one million cases of COVID, joining the US, India, Brazil and Russia. The way this virus is continuing to spread exponentially, in places like the US, UK, Spain, Brazil and India, who knows how long this crisis will […]

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