Tag Archives: COVID-19

The Corona Chronicles – Back To Business

I spoke too soon. COVID-19 is still with us, now mostly in the form of the latest variant, BA-5.The Ministry of Health dashboard, last updated at 11.06 this morning, gives the Transmission Rate (R) as 1.37 although on the morning … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Whatever Happened To Spring?

The beginning of the week saw the official start of Spring, with the vernal equinox. Tonight, we will be moving the clocks forward one hour, thus heralding the official start of Israel Summer Time. The weather, however, does not seem … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – New Variants, the Weather, Purim, Putin and Other Ruminations

Earlier this week, we were warned that a new, hybrid variant of the COVID-19 virus has arrived in Israel, a combination of the Omicron and Delta variants, currently nicknamed Deltacron. That’s in addition to the BA2 variant I mentioned in … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – How Putin Single-Handedly Defeated COVID-19

Have you noticed how nobody is talking about the pandemic any more? True, the transmission rate and other numbers are falling and the Fifth Wave did seem to be gradually subsiding (here, in Israel, at any rate) throughout February, although … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – The Many-Headed Monster

The Mutations of COVID are many, varied, ever-changing and eternal. Fighting them is like fighting a many-headed monster, which, each time a neck is severed, sprouts a head even fiercer and cleverer than before.You are fighting that which is unfixed, … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Confusion

There is a vigorous drive in motion here in Israel to push the vaccination of 5 – 11 year-olds, as well as to persuade the over-60s and people who are in high-risk categories due to existing health conditions, to get … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – On Not Losing Hope

Those of you who have been following my blog closely over the past year and a half, will no doubt have noticed my changing attitude to the current pandemic and, more specifically, to the much vaunted Pfizer (and other) vaccines… … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – I Have Seen “The Beast”

Well, the question of whether or not to have the “booster” jab is now settled – for me, at least. The week before last, I had what appeared to be a cold (and, I have to say, I have had … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Don’t They Know It’s the End of the World?

Earlier this week, I was cloistered in my study all afternoon, writing my cat blog. When I finished, I suddenly noticed how dark it was – far darker than it should have been for that time of day. I got … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Pride

Has it ever happened to you that the achievements of one of your fellow countrymen or women have filled you with pride to such an extent that you choked up and your eyes filled with tears? That’s how I (and … Continue reading

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