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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 – Wed 6th May

World 3.7 million      Spain 250K+  Russia 150K+   Iran 100K+ Coronavirus is transforming our way of life. For those who survive this pandemic and its economic aftermath, planet Earth could become a much cleaner and safer place to live. The human race has an opportunity to stop our wasteful habits and live sustainably. Those who have […]

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The Corona Crucible – Tues 5th May

World 3.6 million      US 1.2 million                       UK 190K+      France 170K+ Fatalities 250K+        Recoveries     1.1 million Zoos across the world are in dire need of support in order to feed and care for their animals. In an ideal world, some of their native animals could potentially be released back into the wild, but this is not […]

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The Corona Crucible – Mon 4th May

World 3.5 million      Russia 130K+                        Brazil 100K+            Canada 60K+ Over recent weeks golf has continued to be played across most parts of Australia, with only the Northern Territory and Victoria having courses closed. I can understand the initial shutdown to restrict play, erring on the side of caution, but it seems clear now […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sun 3rd May

World 3.4 million      UK 180K+      Turkey 120K+         Russia 120K+       Another (very fortunate) groundhog day… Craving, munching, snacking, bingeing, dancing, cycling, stretching, singing. Stressing, fretting, laughing, crying, yelling, worrying, yawning, sighing. Editing, tweaking, hyperlinking, googling, uploading, downloading, streaming, crashing. Recycling, sorting, lifting, packing, moving, stacking, wrapping, tracking, Playing, gaming, losing, winning, beating, frowning, defeating, grinning. Digging, […]

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The Corona Crucible – Sat 2nd May

World 3.4 million USA    1.1 million      Italy 200K+    Turkey 120K+                       A few weeks ago for a brief period, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was talking like a normal person, but has now reverted back to political speak, going on and on about how much his government has given the Australian people over recent weeks. He has […]

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The Corona Crucible – Fri 1st May

World 3.3 million      World fatalities 230K+         Recoveries 1 million Australia’s coronavirus testing capacity has increased significantly, with 10 million COVID-19 tests purchased by Andrew Forrest’s Minderoo Foundation. The foundation spent $320 million on the tests, but this money will be repaid by the Federal Government ‘over time’. Despite huge international competition, ‘Twiggy’ Forrest was able […]

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The Corona Crucible – Thurs 30th April

World 3.2 million      Russia 100K+ World fatalities 220K+         Recoveries 1 million Yesterday, I decided to attempt some sourdough bread. I’ve had the starter in the freezer for more than a year and I wasn’t sure that it would reactivate, but I took it out a week ago and after feeding it again, it came back […]

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The Corona Crucible – Wed 29th April

World 3.1 million      USA 1 million           France 160K+                        Germany 160K+ Australia is in a far better position than the vast majority of other countries, financially and health wise. Australia now has around 6,700 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with more than 5,600 of those people having recovered. There are now more than 40 countries with […]

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The Corona Crucible – Tues 28th April

World 3 million         USA 1 million           New York 300K+   Italy 200K+ While researchers across the world are working hard to develop a vaccine against coronavirus, there are people who refuse to have any kind of vaccination. There are a number of reasons why anti-vaxxers object to vaccinations. I am not one of them. I had […]

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The Corona Crucible – Mon 27th April

World 2.9 million      USA 980K+    Spain 225K+  UK 150K+ Until the recent ban on travel, Neil’s job regularly took him interstate and overseas. It was my job to look after the house, walk the dog, mow the lawns, attend to the garden, plus clean the house on top of running my small business. So that […]

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