What is the Memeing of CoVID

1 June 2020 I haven’t posted for a couple of weeks. At a loss for ideas here is a collection of some of the better COVID memes. From the start the Coronavirus has inspired a number of viral memes*. The first round of memes referenced the obvious Corona Beer: Then came the references to China:Continue reading “What is the Memeing of CoVID”

Lockdown Level 1 Passed

Lockdown: Level completed. CoVID-19 Pandemic Day #93 Life Day: #14,795 Shauna and the kids were released from quarantine on Thursday 16 April. For some reason, I was only given my release papers late Saturday afternoon, two days later. I suspect the reason being that I ventured into downtown GZ sometime in mid-March, or one ofContinue reading “Lockdown Level 1 Passed”

Letters from Leuven: Week 5

This is a series of posts taken from WhatsApp reports and conversations with a Doctor during the CoVID-19 pandemic.  WEEK 5 Day 34. 15 April Where did a week go?Time flies when you’re having fun I guess.Just past the 2 million mark. Mathematical models predicted 10 million by the end of April, so I guessContinue reading “Letters from Leuven: Week 5”

Letters from Leuven: Week 4

This is a series of posts taken from WhatsApp reports and conversations with a Doctor during the CoVID-19 pandemic.  WEEK 4 Day 22. 3 April 2020 I examined my first patient of the week today. Of course, I’m not counting the patients who I’ve performed procedures on since they are already lying on the theatreContinue reading “Letters from Leuven: Week 4”

Letters from Leuven: Week 3

This is a series of posts taken from WhatsApp reports and conversations with a Doctor during the CoVID-19 pandemic.  WEEK 3 Day 16. 29 March 2020 It was a rough day yesterday. Late-presenting elderly patients, clearly avoiding health contact at the moment ending up in a much worse clinical stage than if they had contactedContinue reading “Letters from Leuven: Week 3”

Letters from Leuven: Week 2

This is a series of posts taken from WhatsApp reports and conversations with a Doctor during the CoVID-19 pandemic.  WEEK 2 Day 9. 22 March 2020 Oops, I have not been keeping my logs up to date. I had to do my first PowerPoint presentation via Skype yesterday. Applying to get a joint staff positionContinue reading “Letters from Leuven: Week 2”

Letters from Leuven: Week 1

This is a series of posts of WhatsApp reports and conversations with a Doctor during the CoVID-19 pandemic. I could not decide on the appropriate title, either: Letters from Leuven, (Belgium); OR Letters from the Front Line. You be the judge. WEEK 1 Day 1. 14 March 2020 Belgium starts to go 🍌 🍌 🍌 HamsteringContinue reading “Letters from Leuven: Week 1”

Trump Trump Trumpity Trump Trump Trump Trump

I often hear the Nelly the Elephant Song when I see Trump doing his Press Conferences. It’s impossible not to hear it. This is one of my favorite Trump memes: Adding a few more: What Iceberg? Fake News! The Iceberg is fake! The people reporting the Iceberg are fake.  The Iceberg is a hoax I’veContinue reading “Trump Trump Trumpity Trump Trump Trump Trump”

Yes we are in Lockdown

12 April 2020 Lockdown Day #4 CoVID-19 Pandemic Day #80 China Living Day #1,043 Fatherhood Day #2,404 Life Day #14,782 #Life#itshappeningtousall The pandemic saga continues:A ban on any foreigners entering the country came into play on 28 March. Before the ban, there were a number of flights with passengers from Nigeria, Congo, Togo, Angola, Ethiopia,Continue reading “Yes we are in Lockdown”

The Birding Trip that Never Was

Except for the odd hike in the local park (Dafushan) and some very casual birding around the estate gardens, I can’t say I have done any real birding since arriving in China.  The Chinese New Year holiday presented me with the perfect opportunity to get out of Guangzhou, and head to one of China’s premiumContinue reading “The Birding Trip that Never Was”