Category: Coronavirus

What colour is the pandemic? Indigo, says Mark Wentworth

What colour is the pandemic? Indigo, says Mark Wentworth

Mark Wentworth “The Colour Man” has been a good friend of mine for many years. He works with colour like nobody else I know. He asked people he knew (and he knows a lot!) from all around the world – “if you had to give a colour to this pandemic, what would that colour be?”  And the overwhelming colour was – Indigo. In this fascinating article, he explains why, even though it might seem a very odd choice, it is in fact totally appropriate for these strange times we are living through. https://www.colourforlife.com/post/indigo-the-colour-of-a-pandemic?fbclid=IwAR1sDY555gFtNVXsR15hJaGVK8y0EDWse5EsS8x9ogIN8yHmt6fH2cLn8IM  

Russell Brand on football VIPs getting away with no quarantine

Russell Brand on football VIPs getting away with no quarantine

I am a great fan of Russell Brand and his take on what is happening all around us. I would encourage you to go and look at his channel on YouTube, but this is a lovely example of him calling out the sheer hypocrisy of bringing UEFA officials and other VIPs into England for the Euro football finals with no controls, no quarantine measures … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgfzZIluR1g&t=230s

Magenta Pixie talks about Maxine and Bifurcation

Magenta Pixie talks about Maxine and Bifurcation

Magenta Pixie gives a very nice overview of the bifurcation that is going on all around us. She talks in code for many reasons, but you will understand what she is talking about, I’m sure. Long video – about 1hr 30 mins – but well worth it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQVu5UZlxfA&t=3703s

Dr Malcolm Kendrick – how deadly is the 19 Thing really?

Dr Malcolm Kendrick – how deadly is the 19 Thing really?

Calm, common sense from Dr Malcolm Kendrick: 7th February 2021 I have spent large chunks of my life trying to untangle medial data and research. COVID19 has long since defeated me. I have been unable to make any sense of the information we are bombarded with daily. So, I decided to go back to basics. At the start of the COVID19 saga, I was interested to know what the infection fatality rate (IFR) was likely to be. I felt I could then have a go at comparing it to other diseases, primarily influenza. The infection fatality is the number of people infected with the virus who then die. This is very different to the case fatality rate (CFR), which is the number of people infected with the disease who become unwell enough (sometimes, but not always) to be admitted to hospital – the ‘cases’. Who then die. Before COVID19 appeared, there used to be a reasonably clear distinction between the infection fatality rate (IFR), and the case fatality fate (CFR) and it is important that they should not get mixed up. Because the case fatality rate is almost always far higher than the infection fatality rate – as you would...