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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 – Sun 22nd November

World 58.4 million    Brazil 6 million         UK 1.5 million We went out for dinner last night for the first time in many months. It was a belated birthday celebration for Neil’s daughter. I decided not to play golf today as I was feeling a bit tired this morning, plus there’s showers about and a […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sat 21st November

World 57.8 million    US 12 million            India 9 million India has topped nine million cases of coronavirus, but data says that less than half a million of these are active cases, so the vast majority have recovered. The US has now recorded over 12 million cases of coronavirus and of these four and half million […]

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The Corona Crucible – Fri 20th November

World 57.2 million                Russia 2 million        Serbia 100K+ Russia has reached the two million mark and Serbia is the 59th country to reach 100,000 cases of coronavirus. Victoria closed its border with SA for 48 hours from midnight last night before a permit system is introduced this weekend. Virus fragments have been found in […]

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The Corona Crucible – Thurs 19th November

World 56.5 million               Chile 530K+  Iraq 520K+ The true number of COVID-19 cases across the world is around six times higher than reported figures. Australian analysts looked at the data from 15 countries, including the US and Australia, where their modelling showed that even here, the real number could be five times higher than […]

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The Corona Crucible – Wed 18th November

World 55.9 million    France 2 million        Bulgaria 100K+ France now has the fourth highest number of infections and has reached two million. Bulgaria is the latest country to reach 100,000 cases of coronavirus. The US is recording more than this number every day. The outbreak in South Australia began when a cleaner picked up the […]

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The Corona Crucible – Tues 17th November

World 55.3 million    Argentina 1.3 million                       Colombia 1.2 million Just one day after opening its border with South Australia, Western Australia has closed it again. Tasmania has announced it will now quarantine all people travelling from South Australia. The Northern Territory has declared South Australia a ‘hotspot’ and travellers will have the option of returning […]

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The Corona Crucible – Mon 16th November

World 54.7 million    Mexico 1 million       Lebanon 100K+ Good grief! South Australia had COVID under control without any locally acquired cases for seven months, but just days after the South Australian government announced that their border will soon be open to Victorians, four new cases were recorded in Adelaide on Saturday, with another 17 confirmed […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sun 15th November

World 54.3 million    Texas 1 million         California 1 million The number of cases of COVID around the world is growing at a staggering rate. Every day around 600,000 or more people are diagnosed. There are now over 54 million infections and that is just the number we know. Every day the US is recording […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sat 14th November

World 53.7 million    US 11 million            UK 1.3 million           The South Australian government has announced that the border with Victoria will reopen on 1 December. Neil can now make arrangements to go to Adelaide for a couple of weeks for a work project and to see his family. I’ll stay here and look after Molly […]

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The Corona Crucible – Fri 13th November

World 53 million       Poland 640K+                        Ukraine 500K+ After not playing golf for such a long time while we were in lockdown, and not having had a massage for months, I managed to throw my back out the other day. It’s been rather painful for a few days. I’ve been treating it at home with anti-inflammatories […]

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