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Ignored by Sunflowers

Ignored by Sunflowers

The title of this post is a joke, not a serious delusion of isolation. I saw that a few sunflowers had come out but that they were looking away, rather than towards me. They are looking at the morning sun and I was walking in the afternoon. They are still in the process of coming out. Today I was asked if I wanted to go to a restaurant and I automatically said no. Given the data about the rising number…

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Solitary Bike Rides

Solitary Bike Rides

Two weeks ago, it looked as though next summer we could be out of the pandemic. This weekend, it looks as though the pandemic will never end. Every single time Europe looks as if it has a chance of ending the pandemic, it breaks for either Christmas or the Summer holiday. Every single time Switzerland stands an excellent chance of stopping community transmission, it reopens things. To add insult to injury tonight 65,000 people are going to watch a football…

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Four Hundred And Sixty Eight Days Of Self Isolation

Four Hundred And Sixty Eight Days Of Self Isolation

The pandemic is still alive and well and the hope that we might have had that the pandemic would end has been scuppered because governments refuse to work towards COVID-Zero, and they refuse to be cautious. It is disheartening to see with which complacency governments are sleeping back into exactly the same mistake as last summer. Last summer they allowed the numbers to climb, and ignored the risk of another wave, and this summer they are making the same mistake….

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Another Pandemic Weekend Without Plans

Another Pandemic Weekend Without Plans

Normally at this time of year, as the snow melts and the temperatures increase the opportunity for spring and summer sports returns. These sports are via ferrata, outdoor climbing, hiking and more. This year is different because although today is Friday no plans have been made for the next two days. There is a excellent chance that I will either hike or cycle alone. Usually I avoid cycling on Saturdays because that is the day when people are anxiously driving…

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The Year-Old Pandemic

The Year-Old Pandemic

Thanks to the incompetence of leadership during this pandemic Switzerland went from a low of 21 cases per day in June 2021 to a high of 3600 or more over Christmas. This is really a shame. For a short period up to the 21st of June Switzerland really looked as if it would end the pandemic. On the 21st of June the government made a mistake. It reopened society. The rational was that the pandemic would soon end and that…

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