Category Archives: Opinion

Case numbers are still far too high and we must continue to do all we can to suppress this disease

OPINION: While Kerry is currently setting an example for the rest of the country to follow, having the lowest 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population, leading to calls for businesses to be allowed to reopen, case numbers nationally are still far too high and we must continue to do all we can to suppress this… Continue Reading

Lost loved ones. Lost opportunities. But still not a lost cause

Vacancies have arisen for amateur epidemiologists and virologists. No medical qualifications or knowledge of the subject matter required. Candidates should have formed vehement, unyielding opinions, have little tolerance for reasoned debate and be proficient in the use of social media platforms. A willingness to participate in occasional street protests, while not essential, might be an… Continue Reading

To the Point: It begins and ends with respect

THERE is an extremely thin line between common sense and bottom of the barrel stupidity and although we’ve witnessed considerable evidence of the latter going right back to last March, the latest indications would seem to suggest that it’s worse it’s getting. If it came as a shock to anyone when it emerged yesterday that… Continue Reading

There will be better days ahead. The tears will dry, the wounds will heal

IT has been a year best forgotten but, unfortunately and understandably, we are likely to remember 2020 for all the wrong reasons. A lethal, brutal, merciless virus cast a very dark shadow on the doors of so many homes and its indiscriminate savagery ended lives, destroyed families and devastated so many people. It was a… Continue Reading

To the Point: Stone mad for wearing masks

PUBLIC enemy number one came in the form of a jagged, stubbornly attached and brutally painful 8mm kidney stone deemed far too large to pass through the narrow 4mm tube available on a route certainly not for the faint-hearted. Given the measurement imbalance and the little matter that eight into four doesn’t usually go, I… Continue Reading