Author Archives: Anna

Staying at home vaccination

I am off for a few days. It would have been nice to go somewhere abroad but it doesn´t feel right. I am staying at home waiting for the booster dose of the covid-19 vaccine. Instead, I am focusing on my main interest in life; namely exercise. Today tough in door cycling training. Distancing and hand washing makes training possible.

I would like to go to France but they have very strict covid-19 laws. Need my second dose of vaccine til I can go. It would have been nice to have an espresso at a café. Or a Salad Niçoise for lunch. You need a covid-19 passport for that. Anyway, I appreciate Sweden. So far, we are not affected by eg floodings like Germany was recently. Sweden is still is a safe country with regard to earthquakes etc.

Stay safe 🐾

Raspberries

Vaccination is resulting in a decrease of severe covid-19. I have not changed my habits. I still wear a medical facemask when recommended. Distancing and hand washing, of course. We are not safe til everybody is safe. But, you need to relax. It is in the middle of the summer and it is time for vacation! I saw Lady & Molly this weekend. They had BBQ hamburgers and were very happy about that. I picked raspberries and made a cake.

Keep staying safe 🐾

Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta…

New variants of the Corona virus are constantly found, but since the vaccination has started we observe a decrease in severe covid-19. Finally. Public recommendations in Sweden are not that strict any longer. Personally, I am waiting for a second booster dose of the vaccine. I have continued with training, and I enjoy these unbelievable evenings.

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Löfven has formed a new government

As usual, I follow the news. Sweden has a new government, and Baylan will be Löfven´s right hand as Minister of Trade and Industry. Always difficult for the government to have majority in the parliament. But that is democracy. Balance is important.

We are in the middle of the summer and I really enjoy these warm and tropical days. Sometimes lots of rain, but mostly sunshine. Italy 🇮🇹 and England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (🇬🇧) will have a huge encounter tomorrow in football. Yesterday I had pizza, today I made lasagna with fresh salad to get into the right mood.

I thought I must find a nice tune. I changed my mind several times, and I go for a summer inspired song with lots of energy. We need to keep up a good spirit to endure this pandemic. Iceland is approaching group immunity!

Stay safe 🐾

SARS, Avian flu, Swine flu, MERS, Ebola, Zika virus 💉

From a global historical perspective we have encountered different viruses over centuries. But we forget so easily. Perhaps a mechanism of survival I suppose. Currently, we are in the middle of vaccinations against severe COVID-19. People have started to travel again, but life is still, a little on hold. At least my life. During this pandemic I have written quite a lot about the Corona virus. Probably because I have been reminded about the Swine flu.

The free word – academic freedom, is so important. I am happy that I live in Sweden where we are free to speak up. China, on the other hand, still have political refugees due to freedom of speech. I still remember watching the news on the massacre in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Students called for democracy, free speech and a free press in China. At this very moment we do not have a proper Swedish government since there are problems finding an agreement on economical issues etc. Perhaps because the middle parties don´t know whether to turn left or right. But, as long as we have freedom of speech, I am satisfied. Summer has really arrived and I enjoy these tropical evenings.

Stay safe 🐾