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Weekend – Italy, Germany, France all picking up for another wave. I think this goes back to the earliest days (a year ago!) – the hammer and the dance. This is going to be the Spring story – racing to produce, ship and deliver vaccines across the globe; and getting enough people immunised.

Casing surging across Europe. JHU/The Guardian graphic.


Washington State weekly recap from The Seattle Times. Positive tests have ticked back up.

Friday – The “people we know who have been vaccinated” list keeps growing. Friends, family, colleagues. All positive. 100M shots in 58 days; weeks ahead of schedule. On the downside – positive cases are picking up; lots of B117 variant in the US – and it’s spreading just as states open up too early. It’s a race to vaccinate “most” before the next wave comes through.

Thursday – vaccine manufacturing shortages. Hoarding/export bans for vaccine.

Wednesday – Looking back at last year; and there was absolute panic: blueprints for ventilators being sent to industry, closing borders, exams being cancelled, schools closing.

Tuesday – AstraZeneca vaccine “safe”, another wave of infections in France.

Monday – The blog rolls around. Officially more than a year of weekly synopsis.

A reminder of “this time last year” and the panic buying:


The Guardian The Seattle Times
15 Mar here here
16 Mar here here
17 Mar here here
18 Mar here here
19 Mar here here
20 Mar here here
21 Mar here here