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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 – Mon 6th July

World 11.5 million                Peru 300K+    Chile 295K+ In this world of social distancing due to this virulent pandemic with its impact on the livelihoods and wellbeing of millions of people, it’s understandable that people are incredibly stressed and anxious. Our personal circumstances will differ according to where we live and our ability to deal […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sun 5th July

World 11.3 million                Russia 670K+                        Iran 230K+ Things have taken a turn for the worse here in Victoria, specifically in Melbourne where this virus is threatening to get out of control. Watching the news late yesterday about the housing commission towers being locked down and 108 more cases found across Melbourne I felt sad […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sat 4th July

World 11.1 million    US 2.8 million           Brazil 1.5 million It’s taken just seven days for the number of COVID-19 cases to rise by one million. The number of people being diagnosed in the US is staggering; currently, more than 50,000 every day. Anthony Fauci, their top infectious diseases expert is extremely concerned that there […]

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The Corona Crucible – Fri 3rd July

World 10. 9 million   Sweden 70K+            Finland 7K+  Norway 8K+  Denmark 12K+ Sweden didn’t go into lockdown, but left it up to each individual to be responsible and social distance. That experiment has largely failed. Currently, Sweden sits 24th on the infection list with over 70,000 diagnosed cases which is more than 6,500 per […]

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The Corona Crucible – Thurs 2nd July

World 10.8 million    South Africa 160K+ Colombia 100K+ Colombia is the 20th country to reach 100,000 coronavirus cases. Currently there are around 4,000 new cases being diagnosed there each day. In poor countries like Colombia, testing is much less widespread than here. Around 15,000 tests per million in Colombia, compared to almost 100,000 per million […]

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The Corona Crucible – Wed 1st July

World 10.5 million     USA 2.7 million       Brazil 1.4 million The AFL fixture has been thrown into disarray with Queensland bringing in new border restrictions affecting Victoria. It will open all other state borders from 10 July but no Victorians will be permitted to visit. Richmond was meant to play West Coast in Queensland this […]

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The Corona Crucible – Tues 30th June

World 10.4 million    India 560K+   Pakistan 200K+ At the start of this month 6.2 million people around the world had been infected with coronavirus. One month later, we’ve reached a grim statistic. Over ten million people have been infected across the globe and over 500,000 people have died. The rate of infection is increasing now […]

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The Corona Crucible – Mon 29th June

World 10.2 million    USA 2.6 million        Mexico 210K+ Medical oxygen is produced using oxygen concentrators, which extract and purify oxygen from the air. However, many countries are now experiencing difficulties in obtaining oxygen concentrators as demand is outstripping supply.  The Director-General of the WHO has announced that at the current rate of infection, the world […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sun 28th June

World 10 million       Russia 620K+                        India 520K+ World Fatalities 500K+        World Active Cases  4 million+ This virus spreads by human contact. Ten million people on planet earth have now been infected since this pandemic was declared on 11 March. Avoid human contact and you stop the spread of the virus. How hard can that be? […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sat 27th June

World 9.8 million      USA 2.5 million        New York 400K+ California 200K+ New Jersey 175K+ Texas 140K+  Illinois 140K+           Florida 120K+ Massachusetts 100K+ Things are going from bad to worse in Brazil and in the US. More than 40,000 new cases are being recorded every day in each country. Across the world the rate of COVID-19 […]

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