Yesterday, my wife, who is a nurse, told me that one of her colleagues had tested positive for Covid-19. They had worked the same shift together but my wife's test came back negative. Now, the interesting part is that her colleague is fully vaccinated, but my wife is not. She was the 41st person in … Continue reading A Covid-19 Anecdote
It seems that prejudice is latent in the human condition and any excuse will do to exercise it.
I saw this post on a friend's timeline on Facebook: I had previously decided not to respond through social media, but rather through this blog, however, I had had a drink and my devil got the better of me. This is what I wrote: I have just seen this and cannot believe that anyone would … Continue reading How much freedom are we going to surrender?
Fig. 1 Fig. 1, Table 1: Reported Cases of COVID-19 by World and by UK. Observations for the World: the number of cases has increased by 30,551,222. The number of deaths has increased by 0.05%. the number of recovered has increased by 1.06%. The number of active cases has fallen by 1.11%. Observations for the … Continue reading A comparison of reported statistics for COVID-19 in 2021 from May to August
I have asked previously why we do not have a campaign that is aimed at prejudice in general, not just specific examples, such as racism. All forms of discrimination have their roots in the human disposition to prejudice.
There is a difference between an ‘opinion’ and an ‘informed opinion’, the former is not necessarily supported by any evidence, that latter is. It is not difficult to find examples of ‘opinions’ in social media, there are probably the most common posts made. Reading an opinion that has been informed by the writer looking for … Continue reading COVID-19 – Is it a Deadly Virus
At this moment in time I have no plans to have any of the three currently available vaccines for COVID-19. My reasoning is as follows.
On 2nd April, 2020, the UK Government announced a National Strategy for Disabled People; for some reason I only discovered the fact after reading a post on Facebook that commented on a survey recently initiated in support of this new policy. A quick trawl of search results reveals that no major media outlet seems to have picked up on it. The same can be said for the survey that was released 15th January, 2021.
Ever write something that you thought would provoke a response but it did not? Ever write something that was intended to be throw-away and it got the more attention than anything else you had published? I am sure that I am not alone in being able to answer yes to both questions.
I will be honest from the start; I support voluntary euthanasia. That said, I am not interested in writing a polemic on the subject. I cannot see too many people being interested in that approach. I want to write a serious book that looks at euthanasia in the form of a consideration of the arguments both for and against. Obviously, I will be tending towards one side rather than the other, but my plan is to do so sympathetically. It will not be a tub beating exercise.