It’s a bit damp, overcast and cold here in Yorkshire. I’ve put off my walk until this afternoon. Had a zoom meeting with friends this morning. That was fun!
This afternoon I’m going to try and get my Harper book completed! We’ll see. It has been taking a huge amount of time and energy.
I’ve been playing some Robert Johnson! Fabulous stuff. He was so good. A tragedy that he was poisoned at such an young age. He was a genius.
Meanwhile, out in Coronaland the madness continues.
The controversy over the AstraZeneca jab deepens as Spain joins, Germany, France and Italy in pausing its use. Seems daft to me and extremely politically motivated.
So far there have been over 17 million AstraZeneca jabs given in Europe. There have been 15 reported cases of blood clots in ensuing weeks and 22 cases of embolisms. That is in fact lower than you would expect in 17 million people over that time – and not one of those cases has been attributed to the vaccine.
There is something going on here. I suspect it is the ongoing bad relations between the EU and UK following Brexit.
Meanwhile, around the world, more vaccines are coming on stream. China has five now. Russia is getting out its vaccine around the world.
The sooner everyone is vaccinated the better! I can’t wait for my second shot – and after a booster in autumn to pick up the variants I will feel secure for travelling the world again.
Bolsonaro has sacked another health minister as their death-rate soars. It seems that the previous ones refused to deny it was happening and thought some action should be taken. It’s OK – the new one is a denying nincompoop who will do as he’s told and pocket the money. Bolsonaro is intent on doing his best to reduce the world population – just like Trump and Johnson.
We’re down to 5089 new cases with only 64 deaths. At this rate even Dido Harding with just £37 billion can get on top of it!