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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 26th June

World 9.7 million      Brazil  1.2 million      Peru 260K+ Qantas has announced it’s cutting 6,000 jobs. This is on top of the 15,000 staff that are currently receiving JobKeeper. Apparently that benefit is not being extended to these 6,000 staff, but the government JobKeeper payment will only last until September anyway. Making the announcement yesterday, Qantas […]

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The Corona Crucible – Thurs 25th June

World 9.5 million      Russia 600K+                        India 470K+ My 2021 astrology calendar arrived from the printer and is looking fabulous! The calendar has a small, but dedicated following, but I did reduce the print run this year, partly due to the economic situation and partly because each year more people are downloading it instead of ordering […]

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The Corona Crucible – Wed 24th June

World 9.3 million      USA 2.4 million        South Africa 100K+ Novak Djokovic is the fourth tennis player to test positive to COVID-19 after playing in exhibition matches in Serbia and Croatia that he organised. Meanwhile in the US, eight members of Land Mop Turd’s campaign staff have tested positive to COVID-19 after organising and attending the […]

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The Corona Crucible – Tues 23rd June

World 9.1 million                  Brazil 1.1 million                  Mexico 180K+ The pandemic shutdown has given many people the opportunity to learn new skills. With me sick at home for the past couple of weeks, I decided to learn more about playing bridge. There are a number of different bidding systems, and much to learn. There are classes […]

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The Corona Crucible – Mon 22nd June

World 9 million         Russia 580K+             Iran 200K+     The world has reached nine million COVID-19 infections. There are fears of a second wave in Victoria with 25 more cases of coronavirus added to the state tally on Saturday, another 19 yesterday and 16 since yesterday. That’s more than 100 over the past week. Premier Daniel Andrews […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sun 21st June

World 8.8 million      USA 2.3 million        India   400K+ Odd Rant Lump held a political rally in Tulsa Oklahoma yesterday, the first such rally since the pandemic. The rally went ahead despite being described as a ‘public health nightmare’. Initially scheduled for the ‘Juneteenth’ holiday on 19 June which commemorates the end of slavery in […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sat 20th June

World 8.7 million      Brazil 1 million         Chile 230K+ We were planning to visit Neil’s son, daughter-in-law and his grandchildren this weekend, but I told Neil to go without me. I’ve been coughing all week and didn’t feel like I could manage the trip. Also we have wounded Molly to think about, so the sick girls […]

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The Corona Crucible – Fri 19th June

World 8.5 million      India 380K+   Pakistan 160K+ Canada and Bangladesh are the latest countries to record more than 100,000 cases of COVID-19. The ‘curve’ has been gradually flattening in Canada, but is increasing quickly in Bangladesh. There are now 18 countries with more than 100,000 recorded cases of coronavirus. Worldwide, the rate in infection is […]

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The Corona Crucible – Thurs 18th June

World 8.3 million      Russia 550K+             UK 300K+ Recent research in Paris has confirmed that dogs have the ability to identify the smell of COVID-19. A number of countries are conducting canine research in the hope that this will lead to increased detection of COVID-19, especially in regions with large populations where there is limited […]

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The Corona Crucible – Wed 17th June

World 8.2 million      USA    2.2 million      Brazil 920K+             Yet another deadly shooting by police of a black man in the US at the weekend has sparked more anger and protests against racism. Atlanta man Rayshard Brooks had fallen asleep in his car in the drive-through of a Wendy’s restaurant and was blocking traffic. Why would […]

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