1917 and all that….

1917 and all that….

There’s a clever moment in the genius final episode of ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ when you allow yourself to imagine there’s going to be a happy ending.  The characters facing certain death as they prepare to go over the top are briefly under the...

Another letter, more uncertainty….

I’ve been more relaxed about lockdown two than I was about lockdown one.  So far.  I don’t think being relaxed has led to undue complacency – in fact I’m pretty sure it hasn’t – but that feeling of entering the unknown that came...

Back again

Below is the opening paragraph of my blog on June 23rd: “1 in 1700 people are estimated to have coronavirus now, that’s down from 1 in 500 four weeks ago.  Those are the figures from the Office for National Statistics upon which the latest government shielding...
Back to work….

Back to work….

It seems a lifetime ago.  Tuesday March 17th.  The coronavirus was well and truly closing in at that point, but I was yet to receive the clear indication that I would have to change my lifestyle so profoundly.  Then came the communication from the nurse I see...

European research

I’ve been keen to get answers to a number of questions during this pandemic, and there’s one I keep coming back to – what has happened to people on immuno-suppressant drugs for their arthritis who have, sadly, contracted coronavirus?  I’m...
1 in 1700….

1 in 1700….

1 in 1700 people are estimated to have coronavirus now, that’s down from 1 in 500 four weeks ago.  Those are the figures from the Office for National Statistics upon which the latest government shielding advice in England is based.  That’s the advice which...