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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 24th May

World 5.3 million      Italy 230K+                France 180K+            Illinois 100K+ The Australian Federal Government has grossly over estimated the cost of the Jobkeeper program. It was estimated to cost about $130 billion, but the actual figure is likely to be about half that amount. The government said that about 6 million people were benefitting from […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sat 23rd May

World 5.2 million                  Spain 280K    UK 250K+      Iran 130K+ Neil went into the office on Thursday for just the third time in three months. They have an office social club and over the years we’ve been to a few events they have arranged. With no social gatherings permitted for the time being, […]

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The Corona Crucible – Fri 22nd May

World 5.1 million      USA 1.6 million        Brazil 310K+ Many people say that autumn is their favourite time of year, and I am one of them. Melbourne is known for its crazy weather. Summer is often too hot, winter is too cold, spring is generally wet and windy, but for the most part autumn brings happy […]

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The Corona Crucible – Thurs 21st May

World 5 million         Russia 300K+            India 110K+ Peru 100K+ The global rate of infection is rising by about 100,000 per day. We are less than three months into this pandemic and the total number of diagnosed cases worldwide has reached five million. Based on this same rate of spread, by the end of this year […]

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The Corona Crucible- Wed 20th May

World 4.9 million British researchers are investigating whether dogs are able to detect people infected with COVID-19. Dogs have an incredible sense of smell and they have already been trained to detect a range of diseases including a variety of cancers, malaria and Parkinson’s disease in humans. If successful, our canine friends could potentially screen […]

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The Corona Crucible – Tues 19th May

World 4.8 million      New Jersey 150K+    Turkey 150K+ Golf is a mysterious game. One day you can play well, the next day can be total rubbish. My sister in law, Lisa, has played golf just once and that day she had a hole in one; true story. Luck does play a role, but there are […]

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The Corona Crucible – Mon 18th May

World 4.8 million      Russia 280K+                        Brazil 240K+ Australia has now had 7,045 cases of coronavirus. 6,367 people have recovered and 98 people have died. Compared to so many places around the world we are collectively managing this crisis extremely well. Individually, however people are personally affected in many different ways, financially and health wise and […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sun 17th May

World 4.7 million      USA 1.5 million        UK 240K+ If you think things are chaotic now in the Divided States of America, should Plod Turd Man, or Mike Pence (Nee Pick Me) catch COVID-19 and if they were to die, things would get even crazier, worse still if it was Joe Biden (Be Joined). If that […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sat 16th May

World 4.6 million      Russia 260K+                        Turkey 140K+                       Australia 7K We all love our AFL especially here in Victoria. There’s been a number of suggestions put forward as to how the football season might be restarted, but until now it was very much up in the air, with some state borders closed and various restrictions in […]

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The Corona Crucible – Fri 15th May

World 4.5 million      Russia 250K+                        UK 230K+      Brazil 200K+ Fatalities 300K          Recoveries 1.7 million I played golf today. It was a cold start this morning, but a beautiful sunny day with light winds. Maximum temperature 15 Celsius, but it felt much warmer in the sunshine. Getting back into the swing of things with my […]

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