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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 10th April

World 1.6 million      USA 460K+    Spain 150K+  Italy 140K+    Germany 118K+        World Fatalities        95K+ Today is Good Friday, but perhaps we should rename it Awful Friday. New York State now has more cases of COVID-19 than any country in the world with new infections rising at more than twice the speed of anywhere in […]

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The Corona Crucible – Thurs 9th April

World 1.5 million      USA 430K+    New York 150K+  UK 60K+            Australia 6K I have to say that it’s really refreshing to watch and listen to Australian politicians answering questions from the media honestly and frankly. Why can’t they do that all the time? Of course that’s not the case in the USA where the Plod […]

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The Corona Crucible – Wed 8th April

World 1.4 million      USA 400K+    Spain 140K+  France 100K+ World fatalities 80K+           Australia 50 Analysts are asking whether this pandemic will bring an end to capitalism as community needs replace profits as the most pressing agenda item. The government keeps saying that the measures they are introducing are temporary, but will this be the case? […]

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The Corona Crucible – Tuesday 7th April

World 1.4 million      USA 360K+    New York 130K+                 Boris Johnson’s symptoms worsened overnight and he has been moved to intensive care, while the daily death toll in the US is now well over 1,000 with over 30,000 new cases reported daily. There are 20 countries in the world with more cases than Australia, […]

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The Corona Crucible – Monday 6th April

World 1.3 million      USA    330K+ Spain 130K+ Italy 125K+ Germany 100K+ World fatalities 70K+           Australia 40 Over the weekend we planted some winter vegetables. It was our first really cold and wintry weather and we had a heavy soaking of rain. Good weather for staying at home. There are definitely less people out and […]

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The Corona Crucible – Introduction

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 […]

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