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Record Daily Deaths and Some Good Measures

It was coming for a while, and today it finally happened: The new record number of COVID-19 deaths reported in one day in Romania now stands at 237, smashing that previous value of 213, reported on December 8. Yes, it’s on a Tuesday, when the numbers tend to be higher because they reflect the tests […]

New Measures, Missing Measures and Maybe a Call to Action

Last week I was saying that I was putting off a post about the new measures being taken here, and the idea was to post it once the infection rate in Bucharest will exceed the new highest threshold, 7.5, and the measures which currently apply Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as it happens when the infection […]

Worldview in a Paragraph for Avaaz…

Throwing this here to have a quick first post of the week, to free the slot for the personal one that’s coming, so I won’t have to actually write something about the new measures being enacted here as the health system is again being crushed by the increase in cases, and mainly in severe cases, […]

The Vaccine Will Help, Sure… But It’ll Help Big Pharma More

With most EU countries starting vaccinations today, I had to write this. Don’t expect conspiracy theories or a rant against vaccines in general, though I will repeat one thing I keep saying when the topic comes up, which is that vaccines tend to make people ever more reliant on them, reducing natural resistance to disease […]

Situation Rapidly Worsens, Records Fall Every Day, Measures Remain Few and Weak

After last Thursday’s triple record that was just shy of the thresholds for cases and deaths, since there were 4902 confirmed cases and 98 deaths, plus 778 in intensive care, the following day the number of confirmed cases in a day first passed 5000, reaching 5028. Then, after the lower numbers caused by the fewer […]