Archive for May, 2020
The current COVID-19 pandemic has numerous actors on a global scale seeking a resolution, in effect a search for the solution to the viral infection that is dominating headlines and many global resources. Leaders in Western countries (and elsewhere) favour vaccination and despite being advised that typical vaccine development and testing can take between 18 months and forever are also suggesting (hoping) that, due to new mechanisms employed in vaccinology, that we will be offered vaccination against SARS-Cov-2 by the end of 2020!
At the time of writing there are eight vaccines worldwide that have begun human testing; managing the outcomes and ensuring no loss in vaccine confidence in the general population will be a serious risk if not managed well. The USA’s announcement of a ‘warp speed’ effort should appeal to those who have an attachment to Star Trek, but raises numerous questions around viability amongst scientists and ultimately consumers. Read the rest of this entry »
Perhaps you have started to envision what life will be like in the coming weeks and months, as countries start to transition away from the ‘lockdown’ status that many, including the UK has undertaken. It may be that looking ahead leaves you cautiously optimistic, anxious and worried, frustrated or relieved when considering all the different elements of your work and home life.
Certainly, its somewhat of an unknown project for all of us and with that comes uncertainty. Most people feel unsettled by uncertainty and for obvious reasons. Yet it also allows for opportunity and development, changes in patterns long enshrined in time constrained lives and perhaps a fresh consideration about what your priorities are going to be for the coming months and possibly years. Read the rest of this entry »