In these pandemic times I follow the news to stay updated with the vaccine programs, the development of COVID-19 and so on. When possible, I listen to the news on the radio to get the most neutral news. Then I can make up my own opinion and make my own analyses. For example, I heard that some mechanisms involved in the immune system are being studied. Understanding the underlying mechanisms of COVID-19 make it possible for pharmacological treatments. The disease can be targeted. Still far away, but a step closer.
This is a political virus. It certainly has affected democracy. For example, Joe Biden was recently elected as the President of the United States. A retired Chinese American was interviewed and he was happy about the result. It was rather fun, I think, because he liked Joe Biden and wanted to listen to Bon Jovi to celebrate. I smiled. Every smile in this pandemic is worth a lot. So, I share “Keep the faith” – an appropriate song in these Corona virus times with Bon Jovi.
Stay safe 🐾
This week has been very exciting. Joe Biden´s triumph over Donald Trump at the American election came true at the inauguration. These weeks have been very turbulent with regard to democracy. I am sure the Corona virus has influenced voters, and that is not surprising. In a way, that is also democracy. Four years are to come with Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris. Chancellor Angela Merkel marked that she will continue to keep an eye on the USA, and that is understandable since America has a lot of influence on European- and Middle East political relations. I hope the new American government will lead with transparency.
The Corona virus is still very active, and some people have talked about a third wave. Vaccines are available, and there has been time to prepare plans for vaccination. Different vaccines are available at various prices. Drug companies are negotiating with the EU, but local negotiations are also performed since, from what I understand, there are no specific laws yet within the EU regarding a pandemic. Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen is trying to keep together European countries.
Having the vaccine doesn’t mean that you can start living as usual again. Distancing and hand washing will still be very important. It is Saturday and I had my treat. Some training. I am not that strong, but those burpees and sit ups make me keep going in times like this. With distancing and hand washing sport is possible!
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On Wednesday, sitting President Trump will leave the White House for Biden’s inauguration. These days have been stormy, but Trump is the President of the USA til Wednesday. I believe this would never happen if there was no pandemic. I hope Trump at least will leave a handwritten note to Biden. I know that Presidents usually do so even if they are from different parties. They should be friends. For the sake of democracy.
What has been interesting is that when the Capitolium was stormed, Facebook and Twitter decided to close Trump’s accounts. German Chancelor Angela Merkel got very upset and angry. I have thought of this, and this is something that must be reflected on. There is a kind of stability between Europe-USA, China-USA, Russia-USA and so on. Suddenly, the President of the United States is on mute. Something similar to the Snowden affair. In times like this political stability is very important.
In Russia, political activity is high. Aleksej Navalnyj has returned to Russia after his stay at a hospital in Germany. It seems like he has recovered after the murder attempt. A real Agatha Christie novel. But a true story!
We have snow in Sweden, and as usual, I am always searching for good music. Especially nice tunes. Enjoy Queen.
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These are strange days. The Corona virus is constantly present, and the consequences of a Corona virus infection, COVID-19, has affected people all over the world. The pandemic will slowly reduce since vaccination has started. This weekend would have been perfect to go to the countryside for some skiing with Sweetie and Cutie. But I wait. I miss them so that is why I browsed and found “Friends” with Chandler. Important with some cheering up to keep up a good spirit.
It is winter time. Little cold, but very pleasant. Therefore, I started longing for something warm and cosy, and I am making some rice porridge with Sri Lankan 🇱🇰cinnamon. I didn’t have any during Christmas, so it definitely is time. However, it is rather time consuming to make, but perfect a day like this.
It has been an amazing day. Snow, sunshine, very chilly and also new restrictions with regard to the Corona virus. People are wearing medical face masks. I also do that when needed. This evening I found an episode with “Friends”. Adorable. So cute!
Stay safe 🐾