January 12 2022

I am pleased that today’s figures confirm the optimism of a couple of days ago was justified. We need a few more days data to be sure that the return to school has not caused a rise in cases. The number of tests done today is still a very significant 1.41 million but, is actuallyContinue reading “January 12 2022”

27 December 2021

I trust everyone has survived their Christmas activities and that those of you who were unwell are beginning to feel a little better. When Christmas day falls on a Saturday we have the luxury of two extra Bank Holidays before work returns to nearer normal. Judging by the traffic on the motorways today many moreContinue reading “27 December 2021”

October 15 2021

Only minimal facts and figures are released at weekends which makes comparison quite difficult. I cannot see any sign of improvement on the horizon. It is tomorrow and Wednesday when fuller more up to -date figures are released. The Government have added a rider to today’s statistics, apparently there are no figures from Wales inContinue reading “October 15 2021”

September 29 2021

Inspired by reading my National Trust magazine for Autumn which has just arrived, I read that “Research has revealed that time outdoors boosts self esteem and encourages calmness.” So I was up and out early in the sun this morning to have some lungs full of fresh clean air and a large dose of theContinue reading “September 29 2021”

September 1 2021

As Monday was a Bank Holiday, it is to be expected that today Wednesday will have the highest numbers reported this week. 921,000 tests were done yesterday compared with 672,000 on the Bank Holiday Monday. 35,693 were positive which is 517 less positive cases in the last 7 days compared with the previous week. AContinue reading “September 1 2021”

August 20 2021

I think there is no doubt now that all the figures are going in the wrong direction despite everyone’s best efforts. The rise is only less than about 10% every week, but over several months it will begin to mount up and impact again on the way the Health Services in the UK can cope.Continue reading “August 20 2021”

August 4 2021

The Covid app many of us have on our mobile phones has been “tweaked” a little to make it less sensitive to Covid exposure. This means hopefully less numbers will be pinged into self-isolation. It is planned to replace self-isolation for those doubly vaccinated with daily testing. This will mean many more can stay atContinue reading “August 4 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”