June 16 2021

As people debate the pros and cons of delaying the removal of the remaining restrictions on our daily lives the Government float the idea of mandatory immunisation for Care Home staff. Do you remember the criticism the Government got for moving too slowly with Care Homes, leading to a high mortality? The Pandemic in theContinue reading “June 16 2021”

May 17 2021

You have had both your jabs and are set to go. Stop right there. This week you need another shot of an abundance of caution, or so says our Prime Minister. The planned reduction in lockdown restrictions began this morning. The decision to move forward was balanced on a knife edge as the number ofContinue reading “May 17 2021”

May 10 2021

Headline news tonight: in addition to further significant relaxation of the lockdown planned for next week there have been no deaths in England from Covid, neither were there any in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The four that are recorded were all in Wales. I have to give the usual warning that today’s figures are influencedContinue reading “May 10 2021”

April 27 2021

Sir John Redwood, a well-known Conservative MP has expressed his anger at the EU over the way they have treated Astra Zenica. He branded the impending court action as ‘gross misjudgement’. Why on earth start a legal challenge in the middle of the pandemic despite its obvious effectiveness? There is demand for as much asContinue reading “April 27 2021”

March 4 2021

May I wish you all a joyous and blessed Easter. My thoughts are especially with those struggling to cope emotionally as well as those finding finances difficult in these very strange times. I listened to Pope Francis’ traditional message, given in a very untraditional way, for the second time. He urged all the 1.3 billionContinue reading “March 4 2021”

April 3 2021

On a quiet Easter Saturday, yet again there is little new news. The debate goes on about whether or not there is any causal relationship between the extremely rare cavernous sinus venous thrombosis or cerebral venous sinus thrombosis as some of the media are calling it. We knew about this rare condition long before CovidContinue reading “April 3 2021”

April 2 2021

Easter is arriving today for the second year with very difficult conditions; with churches closed and most shops other than food suppliers closed. With instructions to stay local within your Local Authority area. No entertainment at home indoors with others no travelling to favourite beaches or beauty spots. No opportunity to go to a secondContinue reading “April 2 2021”

March 28 2021

A quiet day on the Covid front with no startling or worrying news to report. This means it quickly disappears from the headlines, which must be a good thing.The daily figures are affected because it’s a Sunday and particularly deaths registered are lower than average. We use a seven-day rolling average to try and smoothContinue reading “March 28 2021”