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  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 102 Back to Italy

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 102 Back to Italy

    By week 102 of the coronavirus pandemic England has removed all restrictions and it is no longer necessary to self-isolate following a positive test for COVID. SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) has been stood down and our government is now more concerned about the rapidly increasing…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 101 A Trip to London

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 101 A Trip to London

    During week 101 of the coronavirus pandemic England lifts all the restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic. But the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, warns us that the virus has not gone away, we just have to learn to live with it. Towards the end of the week, Russia…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 100 Storms

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 100 Storms

    COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic take a back seat in the news today as Storm Dudley, Storm Eunice and Storm Franklin hit England in quick succession causing havoc and leaving thousands of home without any power. Tension builds as Russian troops on the borders of the Ukraine raise the spectre…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 99 Snowdrops

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 99 Snowdrops

    This week Prime Minister, Boris Johnson causes concern amongst the scientists regarding his announcement that those testing positive for COVID-19 will no longer be under a legal obligation to self-isolate from the end of February. A move that could prove to be very dangerous. But Johnson continues…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 98 Fun in the Snow

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 98 Fun in the Snow

    This week Boris Johnson declares his intention to end all COVID related restrictions in England but Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are not being so hasty. Is the Prime Minister’s decision based on data or a desire to regain popularity in the wake of the redacted Sue Gray’s report on parties…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 97 Switzerland

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 97 Switzerland

    Good news this week regarding international travel as fit to fly tests and the 2-day test for arrivals in the UK are to be abolished for the double jabbed. Apart from these announcements the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 take a back seat to the continuing debate around Partygate and the Prime…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 96 Time to Make a Move?

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 96 Time to Make a Move?

    In reality the British Prime Minister should be concentrating on measures to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and his plans to scrap Plan B restrictions. His aim is to move England from pandemic status to endemic despite the continuing large numbers of new COVID-19 cases. But, with so many people…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 95 Italian Dolomites

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 95 Italian Dolomites

    In March 2020 Italy suffered a huge surge of COVID-19 cases at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. I was there when the country closed all its borders and was lucky to get back to the UK. It is nearly two years later, January 2022, and we can once again ski in the Italian Dolomites, subject to…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 94 Italy Beckons

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 94 Italy Beckons

    Is there light at the end of the dark tunnel we have been finding our way through since the coronavirus pandemic started in China two years ago? The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has spread more rapidly with daily record breaking numbers of new cases but it is also proving to be milder than Delta,…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 92 New Year in Brighton

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 92 New Year in Brighton

    This week, the ninety-third week of the coronavirus pandemic record breaking numbers of new cases are recorded in the UK – the highest since the start of the coronavirus pandemic nearly two years ago. These are due to the new Omicron variant of COVID-19. No further restrictions for the New Year are…