Long COVID Becomes – A Thing

Continuing my experiences and reading about COVID and surrounding conditions, antivirals, recovery, etc. Right off the bat, let me say that I believe that Long COVID is definitely a thing. Others (including the medical profession) are divided about that. But I extend that to include not just COVID, but all viruses. Most viruses leave effing … Read more

What I know Now

And you probably should, too. COVID Don’t catch it. Avoid it. Wear a mask. Punch anyone that isn’t wearing a mask. (Okay okay – maybe don’t be physically violent but do not let such callous disregard for one’s fellow humans go unchallenged. People are infantilised enough already, don’t let them regress to the puerile toddler … Read more

Paxlovid Journal days 3,4,5 (and 7)

I’m just writing these as I go but will post after I finish the course. Day 3 So third day, I’ve found myself to still be irascible and irritable and a bit moody. Perhaps that’s just natural for my situation (wife 200km away also with COVID, unable to leave home to go out for groceries … Read more

Paxlovid Intermission

Reflections in the middle of a recuperation. There are a few things that have struck me as I sat around waiting to expire or revive. Some of them reflect what an anticommunal society we’ve become, some are just reflections that ACAC, All CopsErrCapitalists Are Counts. (Extra “o” in there, oops…) I’ve had spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed … Read more

Paxlovid Journal days 1 & 2

Antivirals and you – what you were too afraid to ask so I experience it for you. Wife and I got the dread purple line within days of one another. We’d both had Influenza A for five weeks at that stage, just been feeling well enough to go shopping before the weekend and that must … Read more

Take it while it’s there,

… don’t grieve when it’s gone, The band played Boogie and the people danced on…— CCS “The Band Played The Boogie” We’re good at supporting good initiatives. Until we’re no longer. In this case, the initiative for food-sharing makes sense because people can save some food costs, and prevent food from going into the waste stream while it’s still … Read more


A hospital is no place to be sick…  Picture it – an early(earlyish, for a retiree pensioner) start to the morning. Picture it. Someone was going to shove a camera up my willy to check my bladder for – things. No pre-admission instructions, but I read up on Dr Google and Dr CHatGPT, and just like last … Read more


Health Minister Spahn (Germany) made what I think is one of the most quotable quotes a year and a bit ago. He said something along the lines that by the end of Winter, everyone would be “vaccinated, recovered or dead.” I thought about that a lot, and I couldn’t really work out why any sane … Read more

TTMMGH #00002

Things That Make Me Go Hmmm #2 “… given it feels like we have emerged from the worst of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic …” — David Elliott, Deputy MD, Ipsos Australia Mr Elliott is a deputy MD for Ipsos, a survey company. \ So why is his opinion on the pandemic so worthy … Read more