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Day 356

Written 29 March, 2021.   I’d hoped it was all over, after passing the first anniversary of running away to the river, March 21, 2020. After being free for community infections here for 2 months – It’s back. After a hospital doctor in Brisbane caught covid, the highly infectious UK mutation,  from a patient, a… Continue reading…

Day Day 346

Written 19 March, 2021.   The vaccine began very slowly rolling out in Australia, way behind schedule, plans gone west for all being done before winter. First vaccinatees are the health workers, the hotel guards, the front line people. then the old, and the disabled. Australia was declared not a “vulnerable country and Italy and… Continue reading…

Day 336

Written March 3, 2021. I hope this plays for you! Dolly Parton sings people into getting the vaccine. She put AU$1,000,000 towards the Moderna vaccine. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/mar/03/dolly-parton-gets-vaccinated-with-moderna-jab-she-helped-fund?utm_term=8ecb83626156232fd176631723407c24&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayAUS&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=GTAU_email   I”ve been back to the river for 3 days, but the first day was a heatwave that left me gasping. Our little house on the cliffside baked. It… Continue reading…

Day 330

Written 25 February, 2021.   We in NSW continue without any locally acquired virus cases- could it be that the virus is petering out here? If only ! No cases since the week ending 16 January, when there were 14, mostly connected to two clusters. Berala and Avalon. The only state in the country to… Continue reading…

Day 323

Written 18 February, 2021.   It’s a day that’s a joyful, and teary miracle- the 32nd day in NSW of no local coronavirus cases. On the news, it’s said that people have flocked to use public transport back to 70% of the way they were using it back before It All Happened. Victoria has ended… Continue reading…

Day 311

Written February 6, 2021.   Yesterday marks the death of the first person to die in America from coronavirus, which has now killed there 4560,000. Here, our first death was three weeks later, on March 1, of a man who’d been on a cruise ship, the Diamond Princess. Australian death numbers have now stabilised, more… Continue reading…

Day 303

Written 31st January   So much news this week: The Lowry Institute published a study showing Australia ranks 8th best in the world in dealing with the pandemic that’s now killed 2,180,540 people across the world, 909 of them in Australia.  With that low number, we thought we were among the best performing countries, but… Continue reading…

Day 297

Written 25 January, 2021.     Today, in a world where in the US, Biden warns US death toll will pass 600,000 before the vaccine can begin to curb i because Trump denied covid and made denying it fashionable and in a true every man for himself individualism installed no life-protecting policies or government infrastructure… Continue reading…

Day 293

Written 21 January, 2021.   For weeks, I  worried with the world that it wouldn’t happen. That Trump with his 69 court cases would wrangle a way to retain power and the virus deaths would rage on and on, and another half a million people would unnecessarily die- 400,000 by today. More than America lost… Continue reading…

Day 288

Written January 16, 2021.   Ten days after the US riots,  a pitiful court case argument of an arrested man- notable in the riots for wearing skins and horns-  who says in entering the White House, he didn’t use force, the doors were flung open and he was only carrying out the expressed wish of… Continue reading…