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Archive | Finey’s Blog

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 – Wed 2nd December

World 64.1 million    US 14 million            Poland 1 million        The US has now recorded over 14 million cases of COVID and 275,000 people there have tragically died. Florida is the third US state to reach one million cases after Texas and California. Poland makes it 13 countries to reach one million infections. It’s difficult to […]

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The Corona Crucible – Tues 1st December

World 63.5 million    Spain 1.6 million       UK 1.6 million One month ago a total of 46 million people across the globe had been infected with coronavirus. Over 11 million cases were active and 1.2 million people had been recorded as COVID fatalities. Today there are over 63 million cases, 18 million of them are active […]

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The Corona Crucible – Mon 30th November

World 63 million                   Iraq 550K+     Chile 550K+ South Australian authorities are urging people to be tested even without symptoms after a man who was infected broke quarantine and visited a number of shops and businesses a week ago. Four locations are said to be high risk. No further cases were recorded there yesterday. Here in […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sun 29th November

World 62.5 million    Turkey 570K+                       Belgium 570K+         According to the data, of all the countries in the world, Belgium has the highest death toll from COVID per capita. I’m not sure why this is the case, but it suggests something is very wrong with their health system. Over 1,400 people have died from coronavirus per […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sat 28th November

World 62 million                   Greece 100K+           Azerbaijan 100K+ Germany reached one million cases of COVID yesterday, the 12th country to reach that number of COVID infections. Azerbaijan and Greece make it 66 countries with over 100,000 cases. Australia has under 28,000 total cases and is now 95th. The South Australian Parafield outbreak increased to […]

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The Corona Crucible – Fri 27th November

World 61.3 million    Germany 1 million   Czechia 500K+ Victoria has officially eliminated coronavirus!! We have had 28 days without a single case. How remarkable! Only two other locations in the world have recovered from such a big coronavirus wave. On the 5th of August we peaked at 725 daily cases and there were almost as […]

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The Corona Crucible – Thurs 26th November

World 60.7 million                USA 13 million        Moldova 100K+         Slovakia 100K+ A student in Adelaide has tested positive and an investigation is underway. The school has been closed for cleaning and 1,000 students are now in isolation. Hopefully, this will not be the start of another cluster. Here in Victoria we’ve had our 27th day […]

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The Corona Crucible – Wed 25th November

World 60 million                   Poland 900K+                        South Africa 770K+ This week the State Government released a big spend budget in order to repair the damage done by the COVID lockdown. Applauded by the vast majority, it aims to get more Victorians into work and fix some of our long standing social problems. Infrastructure, […]

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The Corona Crucible – Tues 24th November

World 59.5 million    Spain 1.6 million       Italy 1.4 million         The NSW-Victoria border has reopened. Flights between Melbourne and Sydney, one of the busiest routes in the world, are now back in the sky. The border was closed for 138 days. Border communities celebrated the opening, and Sydney airport was filled with well-wishers welcoming […]

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The Corona Crucible – Mon 23rd November

World 58.9 million    US 12.5 million         Canada 320K+           Georgia, Croatia and Venezuela take the number of countries with over 100,000 cases of coronavirus to 62. In the US, 35 of their 50 states have also reached this grim statistic. In a recent report. Matt Bevan writes that the US is so large in terms of […]

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