Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 30 June

WHO Situation Report 161 for 29 June (released 30 June Brisbane, Australia, time) Globally: 10,021,401 confirmed cases (178,328 new), 499,913 deaths (4,153 new) From my earliest updates I understood that these numbers would escalate exponentially, so that when I was writing single digit numbers I knew very soon it would be double digit numbers, thenContinue reading “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 30 June”

The Great Reset: Teaching What We Left Behind

Have you ever had a “Ratatouille” moment? Like in the animated movie where the food critic is instantaneously transported to a deeply cherished childhood memory when stimulated by an extraordinary event, in that case the first mouthful of a dish that invoked his mother’s ratatouille?  I have experienced it once in my life, and thereContinue reading “The Great Reset: Teaching What We Left Behind”

China Halts Salmon Imports On COVID-19 Transmission Concerns

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, European salmon exporters are prevented from exporting to China while authorities study the potential link with a new cluster of COVID-19 in Beijing after the virus was detected on cutting boards that were used to butcher imported salmon. This is precisely the scenario that I discussed in “COVID-19 andContinue reading “China Halts Salmon Imports On COVID-19 Transmission Concerns”

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 15 June

WHO Situation Report 146 for 14 June (released 15 June Brisbane, Australia, time) Globally: 6,690,708 confirmed cases (137,526 new), 427,630 deaths (4,281 new) The US President shows no inclination to lead on much else other than creating division in society. Consequently the US with the UK remain the most severely impacted nations for which reasonableContinue reading “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 15 June”

Builder Stimulus: Continue The Housing Addiction Or Think More (A)Broadly?

We are a family that could potentially make use of the builder stimulus, but I have a natural aversion to these types of measures given what has occurred with previous episodes. The worst versions of previous economic stimulus, in my opinion, were the ones where the stimulus was capitalised into the price or cost ofContinue reading “Builder Stimulus: Continue The Housing Addiction Or Think More (A)Broadly?”

COVID-19 Update 28 May

28 May WHO Situation Report 128 for 27 May (released 28 May Brisbane, Australia, time) Globally: 5,488,825 confirmed cases (83,465 new), 349,095 deaths (5,581 new) Since my last update I have released two major COVID-19-related reports in “Toxic Masculinity and Political Footballs” and “Your Life: Something The Elites Have Always Been Prepared To Sacrifice ForContinue reading “COVID-19 Update 28 May”