Current State of the Pandemic in the UK

Here in the UK we have just had over 60,000 deaths from Coronavirus. Hospitalisations and deaths are ramping up again. I think that there is a very high possibility that this virus will become endemic, and our society will have to adjust to live with it. On the other hand, some countries in the Asia-Pacific region have very low case rates, and seem to be controlling the pandemic. I think that there is a definite possibility of a two-speed world economy, with much faster growth going to those countries that have managed to control the pandemic.

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Hever Castle

Last weekend we went to Hever Castle to watch the jousting. The castle was really impressive - more like a fortified house - but full of interesting antiques.

The jousting was cool - quite theatrical. The sword and axe fighting was staged and a bit corny.