Originally Posted by Paul Chapman
But the hope has to be that we are better armed to deal with it (despite being a unqualified sceptic on most things). Now to pop out. Birds await. I may find a quiet spot to watch some House Sparrows.
I was deliberately imprecise. For me, 'better armed' to deal with it encompassed many things:-
(i) more understanding and treatment approaches as well as more ventilators;
(ii) more testing capability so the ability to isolate more quickly and accurately; &
(iii) tackling it at a time with less additional capacity demands.
The vaccine 'magic bullet' seems a long way off.
Our usual weekend local café is doing takeaways and we always sat outside in any event so good to catch up with two friends. Two other self-isolating over seventies friends were only available with moth news over WhatsApp. I did visit a couple of House Sparrow colonies but the highlight was a first-summer Red Kite (pale greater covert tips and sub-terminal tail band) which was a patch year tick. Picked up from the car and then intercepted closer further along the road.
After 15 hours working at home on the computer on Wednesday with 237 steps, I am intending to walk to work next week - a circular route to and from my house. A couple of friends have done the same cycling to work this week.
Keep safe & as cheerful as possible