Tag Archives: coronavirus

#130 Struggling with mental health

In these unusual times, the stresses and strains of everyday life, which can seem overwhelming at the best of times,  can be amplified by the pressures of social isolation. A  pandemic raises fears for the health of oneself and others … Continue reading

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#128 the wider effect of George Floyd’s death

What has been happening around the world in terms of inequality and prejudice is tragic and unacceptable and has been going on for hundreds of years. It is also a shame that it requires tragedies like the death of George … Continue reading

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#126 The economic impacts of Covid-19 in Brazil

As you should be able to see from the graph above, about 55 days into the pandemic here, Brazil has not yet managed to bend the curve and is now registering the second-highest official daily total of deaths in the … Continue reading

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# 125 The real losers of the Coronavirus are the usual suspects

Obviously, there are no real winners of the Coronavirus pandemic, unless you count supermarkets and Amazon who seem to be doing quite well at the moment. What I mean by my deliberately provocative title is that there are those who … Continue reading

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#123 Celebrating Easter with Covid-19

When I say Easter, I obviously mean the holiday we are given in April which was the time, the venerable Bede observed, that the pagan Anglo Saxons held their feasts in honour of their goddess Ēostre. She is thought to … Continue reading

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#122 Living with lockdown

There has been so much going on that I probably shouldn’t have left it till the end of the second week confined to the flat before I started writing about the experience. The last two weeks I have spent working … Continue reading

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#120 Worrying about the Coronavirus

This week has seen the first case of coronavirus identified in Sao paulo. The 61 year old man had recently returned from a business trip to Italy and is the first known case in Latin America.  Stock prices plunged in … Continue reading

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