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  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 105 Madonna di Campiglio

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 105 Madonna di Campiglio

    It is now more than two years since England went into full lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. All restrictions have been lifted for us and it is easy to forget there are still restrictions in force in other countries including Italy. I spend Week 105 of the pandemic skiing in Italy where the…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 104 Some Spring Outings

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 104 Some Spring Outings

    Russia's invasion of the Ukraine continues to be the main concern during week 104 of the coronavirus pandemic. The colours of the Ukraine are everywhere echoing global support for this unprovoked and devastating attack. Closer to home, Queen Elizabeth II has made Windsor Castle her permanent home…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 103 Sun and Snow in Italy

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 103 Sun and Snow in Italy

    In week 103 of the coronavirus pandemic the number of cases is still rising but not giving cause for concern. There is evidence of another variant, deltacron, and hope this will be contained by a new vaccine developed in the UK. Sadly, it is reported Queen Elizabeth II is now too frail to walk her…

  • 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…