I have always been a restless blogger, moving my stuff from one platform to another. WordPress is my blog’s natural home. And probably will be for the foreseeable future. I can’t use my domain name on this blog, which is a shame. Not for free anyway. I’d pay a little, but WordPress want a lot. So my domain has been homeless.
I’ve moved it to a Tumblr blog. Again. Meh. It serves a purpose. It’s a place where I can share stuff. Small photo albums. My blog posts. Other stuff that I’ve found interesting and might want to refer back to.
There’s a lot of coronavirus stuff that I share. It’s easy to get tired of this stuff, but I think it’s fascinating. Tragic, too. Of course. Some people have an unfortunate tendency to start doom-scrolling this sort of stuff and getting themselves depressed. That’s a shame. At least with a pandemic, things will eventually get better. There will come a point when you start joy-scrolling.
Infection rates have been plummeting for a week in the UK. No one knows exactly why. The Euros probably spurred on a lot of infection, but they finished a couple of weeks ago. Areas that had been seeing high infection rates over the last few weeks/months have had intensive, targeted vaccination campaigns. Has the virus run out of puff, having hit something of a vaccine wall across the country? Schools have finished so there’s less mixing and probably a lot less testing too. W
We’ve had a few weeks of really good weather and everyone has gone outdoors. My hunch? A mix of all of those. But the big question, of course is this….will the rates continue to plummet? My hunch? There’s plenty of waves to come. Just gentler, less damaging waves. Time will tell. Time and some more scrolling…
The image today is a virus/Olympic themed bit of art from Morton Morland of the Times. Which also ran an article looking at the Russian Flu pandemic of 1889/90. There is speculation that this may have been a coronavirus outbreak, not a flu. Fascinating stuff, no?