Tears Of Joy

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

Throwing Figures Around

So this happened, someone who’s chafing under the totalitarian yoke of having to wear a mask, not spread COVID-19 far and wide, and keep their fellow humans safe, mentioned that “COVID-19 – it’s just a flu” and I think she personally won’t be our cleaner any more. I’ll call her Karen, for no reason. . … Read more

No Money In It Before?

Technological innovation is being deployed to health systems in all sorts of ways. I’ve now encountered a range of health apps, and heard of even more either available or in the last stages of development. My GPs and specialists consult with me over the telephone or via a video meeting, and they can now send … Read more

Postcard From The Edge

The other edge, though – our local government area (LGA, or Shire as they were/are also known) has had eleven cases of COVID-19 since records began, our largest outbreak was four at one time, and the last case reported cleared up almost five weeks ago. What That Says For The World: We have around 37,000 … Read more

How Can This Happen In A Democratic Country?

You may want to email your local MP, this is the sort of thing the Chinese government does, it should NOT be something we’re subjected to in Australia. Also boycott any POS rag that Murdoch has his stinky little fingers in. — https://about.google/google-in-australia/an-open-letter/ —

The One Thing About Flu Shots

(What I Saw Today.) Flu shots are almost contactless. You rock up to the parking lot at the medical center at an appointed time. Then a doctor. Comes out. And gives you the flu shot. Just wind down your window, confirm who you are, show a shoulder, receive a flu shot. A nurse could do … Read more

Urban Farming Production

One thing we should be doing more is gardening, planting things. Of all the things we can do under restrictions and lockdowns this has to be one of the most fulfilling and productive things we can do. When things ease up – whenever that may be – we’ll have some lovely produce at home. We’ll … Read more

Stuff Gets Personal: The Operation

Thursday 30 July 2020 marked a few milestones. The state of Victoria, Australia recorded a record number of COVID-19 cases in a 24 hour period, more than ALL of Australia had ever reached. (And then promptly broke THAT record the next day.) For me, a milestone of another kind was unfolding . . . Ten … Read more