Category Archives: Covid19

Out of Africa – Malawi

Disclosure: I love Africa and have a long history of involvement there. I first travelled to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya on business as early as 1979, lived in Johannesburg for five years in the 1980s and continued to travel occasionally for business and family purposes until a few years ago. So I watch African matters with interest, and am not at all surprised that Africa continues to lag the rest of the world in all matters, particularly Covid19. Continue reading

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Let the Majority Speak!

It’s not just in Ireland that minorities seem to hold sway. It happens worldwide in democracies. Today it’s evident that this policy is the new normal everywhere. It applies increasingly to Covid19 but equally climate change where it’s also a major challenge because there are many lobbyists that continue to peddle climate nonsense as unchallengeable fact. Continue reading

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Have We lost the Covid19 Plot? A Case Study.

My conclusion is that unless we do something different now, we may lose this battle and be battling the pandemic for at least another year! I summarize a report on South Korea’s experiences and how we might learn from them. Continue reading

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Are We Using Technology to Get us out out of the Covid19 Mess?

Here in Ireland we are recovering from Lockdown 3, case load is reducing but the hospitals and entire health service is incredibly overloaded. There is real concern that new variants may be more serious, transmissible etc, and not covered by … Continue reading

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Happy XMAS (War is Over?)

Should we simply return to what was normal in 2019? Or do we have an extraordinary opportunity to leverage not just the reduction in emissions but to learn from the experience of disaster that literally stopped us in our tracks. Continue reading

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Pandemic Fatigue breaks out in Ireland. And it’s all the government’s fault!

It appears that much of Europe is struggling to contain the Coronavirus. Countries that did well in the Spring are heading back into lockdown. Last night here in Ireland we heard the official confirmation of what had been an open … Continue reading

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The Next Phase of Covid19 – Technology Innovation

Podcast here It’s becoming clear that a Covid19 vaccine is not going to be the silver bullet as widely advertised. I have been asking for months, why would we expect a vaccine to be 100% effective? Flu and other vaccines … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Covid19 Tracker Works – Everyone Needs to Download.

Abstract: Ireland’s Covid19 Tracker is widely regarded as a success in an application space littered with failures. Initial uptake has also surpassed other countries efforts, however in Ireland there has been considerable negative commentary regarding accuracy and privacy. As a … Continue reading

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Education in the Covid19 World – Problem or Opportunity

Many important innovations have occurred in times of crisis. Natural disasters, pandemics or wars have all triggered and or accelerated huge change. The 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic led to a wave of public health efforts, a huge focus in epidemiology … Continue reading

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New Models for the Post Covid19 World

There’s great talk in the media about how after Covid19 nothing will be the same – that we will have the opportunity to rethink our world. This is of course absolute nonsense. The commercial rush to return to normality is … Continue reading

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