Day 085

Long time without sharing. The internal dichotomy and the revolt of angels and demons in my head continuous. But order emerges from chaos. I am on a good path. Will share more once have a minute or two to edit my posts. It took longer than a few weeks to turn the tide on the coronavirus pandemic but nevertheless we…

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Who is to B(l)AME?

While I was doing my research on COVID-19 vs. Spanish Flu, it struck me that one of the hypotheses behind the high number of deaths among young people during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic was overcrowding in the military settings and secondary bacterial infection. Increased risk in the military population could be due to increased influenza transmission, increased risk of bacterial…

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Day 038

It was a good day. It is the end of the beginning but the future doesn't have to be bad. A lot will depend on how we will benefit the positive change and take ownership of that new beginning. So what has changed? It more what has been done and achieved in an incredibly small period of time. 100,000 tests…

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Day 037

The epidemic in hospitals seem to have plateaued and there is a degree of optimism the number of deaths will be gradually falling now. There's however another epidemic that doesn't seem to slow down. That's the outbreak in the care homes. The government has stopped "sugar-coating" the fact that more could be done to prevent the deaths. As a matter…

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Day 036

I got back into my reading but the procrastination has taken the lead and I have finished the evening, and as a matter of fact the night, poorly. Even though, while eating again at 1 am in the night, I had stumbled upon a short documentary on COVID-19 produced by Netflix. This is definitely to be recommended. It's part of…

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Day 035

https://youtu.be/h2DlGTRcbGw He's back! Following his recovery, he is back in business to lead the nation, but not to answer questions in the Commons. Double standards or realisation how much ignorance has costed the nation. In a way, if EU would fail following this pandemic, which concerns I have already voiced, it could save Brexit and give it for once grounds…

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Day 034

Another quiet Sunday filled with coach occupation, family video calling and colloquially named 'chilling'. I did force myself later in the afternoon to go for a run. I did 4.83 km in just over a half an hour which I was surprised and rather pleased with myself. The evening ended with another session of beers and TV. Working on a…

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Day 032

Inaction, mental strain, disputes and a threat to an intellect. Valuing an opinion to a study, following the chants over reason. When the truth and reality diminish, the chaos emerges. By the time we all become confused beyond any visible clarity of thoughts is too late. How to stay rational in society that becomes more and more irrational. Even normally…

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Day 031

I stayed up late in the night from the previous day catching up on recent news and new research. Couldn't lock myself out of the news completely and new information flooding my newsfeed. Perhaps I would make a better journalist, only if my confidence in writing would be higher, than a researcher or student as swimming through the chaos seems…

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COVID-19 vs. ‘Spanish Flu’

On Sunday, 19th April 2020 appeared an article in The Sunday Times titled Coronavirus: 38 days when Britain sleepwalked into disaster. The article is very good and paints a full picture of the UK preparation to the unfolding pandemic. It has a couple of flaws, but overall it is an excellent piece of journalism. Nevertheless, it would not get such…

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