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Trackie-daks and Covid mullets

June 1, 2020 - 16:03 -- Admin

As readers of this
blog can attest there is an enormous number of things I worry about when the nations
of the world are being shaken to their core by a rampant virus for which there
is currently no vaccine, nor is there likely to be one this year, as well as
all the governmental stupidity which is similarly rampant.

Deep poo

May 30, 2020 - 13:03 -- Admin

I had an interesting
discussion with someone online in which I attempted to explain how deep the poo
is in which the United States finds itself. I initially reiterated the data about
Taiwan and Australia which I had written before, on April 21 (when Australia had
6645 cases and 72 deaths)1. As I said then, the country which most effectively dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic was
Taiwan (population 23 million) which has 441 cases and 7 deaths. Australia

A conflict of interest

May 24, 2020 - 09:52 -- Admin

The National COVID-19 Coordination
Commission (NCCC) is supposed to coordinate advice to the federal government on actions to anticipate
and mitigate the economic and social impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic1.
The commission’s chairman is Neville Power, a former Managing Director and CEO
of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd and current Deputy Chairman of Strike Energy Ltd2.
A leaked draft report by a manufacturing taskforce (led by

UK and Covid-19

May 22, 2020 - 09:48 -- Admin

This is an interesting personal
insight from May 18 on the situation in the United Kingdom, one of the current
epicentres of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our UK correspondent reports:

I returned to Britain in mid-February. Leaving the
plane at Heathrow was delayed to await the arrival of leaflets about
identification of Covid-19 symptoms and voluntary self-isolation, but there
were no temperature checks.

Dean excels himself

May 20, 2020 - 13:58 -- Admin

The idiotic Rowan Dean has now excelled
himself in demonstrating his complete lack of understanding of much of anything,
by delivering another of his diatribes against the modern world on the oxymoronic
Sky News1.

A world of COVID-19

May 15, 2020 - 09:24 -- Admin

Although it is very
early in the COVID-19 pandemic and it is a long way from being over, the
figures from the go-to source, the Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus
Resources Centre1, are dependent on sources which are in turn
dependent on to what governments are prepared to admit. While most democracies
are relatively open compared to dictatorships of various persuasions, there are

Natural selection by COVID-19

May 13, 2020 - 13:47 -- Admin

selection is the mechanism which was shown to drive evolution by Charles Darwin
and Alfred Russell Wallace, and was explained in great detail in Darwin’s book ‘The
Origin of Species’ which was published in 1859. How it works is fairly simple to
understand, although it is often cloaked in jargon. Simply put, in natural selection, genetic mutations that are
beneficial to an individual’s survival make them more likely to survive and reproduce.