In Australia, we’re in the no-longer-so-unique situation of the whole damn country knowing that everything’s going to change due to COVID-19 and it’s progeny, we know that things DO DAMN WELL HAVE TO CHANGE if we want the planet to survive. And our government is still firmly stuck in the pre-Industrial Ages and stubbornly refusing … Read more
It appears that COVID-19 is to have a younger sibling, this one originating in the cute little mink. Over 200 people in Denmark have fallen ill with a genotype of coronavirus that is associated with mink that are farmed there. That’s about half of Danes with coronavirus, and seems to indicate that we’ll have two … Read more
It’s been a long time for Melburnians – and First Dog nailed it. I think he could have done it all with just one panel of the strip. See The Strip On The Guardian This one panel captures the feeling perfectly I think
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/news/staying-covid-safe-during-pollen-and-thunderstorm-asthma-season TL;DR – If you think your allergy reaction is different this year, get a COVID test.
Don’t hold your breath for a vaccine “We’re optimistic that a vaccine will be ready in a few months” One of those is an article claiming that the issues around producing a viable working anti-COVID vaccine, the other is the Victorian Health minister on TV news claiming that progress is well in hand on a … Read more
What we’re seeing is almost every country experiencing rises in infection rates as soon as they lift restrictions, unless they’ve managed complete elimination. And even then, New Zealand after – what, four months without any cases? – has recorded a four new cases and had to lockdown Auckland hard and the rest of the country … Read more
https://www.sciencealert.com/the-new-coronavirus-could-have-been-percolating-innocently-in-humans-for-years It may have come from a far less harmful virus that has been around in us for a while. Sort of like flu. Some who had it may have had a mild flu or just a cough, then that was it. But as it was transmitted between people it would have mutated. Viruses mutate … Read more
https://www.sciencealert.com/can-people-spread-the-coronavirus-if-they-don-t-have-symptoms Interesting and brief article on why wearing masks is better than lockdown, better than social distancing, better than anything else we have at the moment.
https://coronavirus.medium.com/masks-work-cb25a52b05b1 If there’s one thing science is good at, it’s science. And the science says that even if you feel healthy, even if you feel silly for walking around with a mask on when you feel fine, if – if – you start showing signs a few days later, you’ll know that at a time … Read more
The totals below were correct as of 11.59pm Wednesday. according to WeeklyTimesNow.com.au . SHIRESAlpine 0 Bass Coast 4 Baw Baw 5 Buloke 0 Campaspe 2 Central Goldfields 1 Colac Otway 0 Corangamite 1 East Gippsland 1 Gannawarra 1 Glenelg 1 Golden Plains 1 Hepburn 2 Hindmarsh 0 Indigo 0 Loddon 3 Macedon Ranges 7 Mansfield … Read more