The Never-Ending Lockdown

Well, what a few months it has been in New South Wales. From the complete easing of restrictions to new waves of lockdown, this is an immensely challenging period. Here are some uncategorised, unorganised thoughts I’ve had over the past couple of months: When I wrote my first article on COVID-19 in January 2020, it…

The IPL is Cancelled!

It was starting to seem inevitable. And today, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced that the Indian Premier League for 2021 has been suspended. Indian cricket authorities held an emergency meeting to discuss what options were available for the competition after the tournament’s biosecure bubble was exposed over the last few days.…

What’s Happening in INDIA?

Complacency breeds failure. Just because things are going well now doesn’t mean they can’t suddenly go horribly wrong. This is the reality in India, as they battle a new wave of COVID-19 which is more destructive than any previous variant of the virus. The nation relaxed in its partial success and now have to deal…

A Forgotten Crisis: The Exploitation of Refugees

No global disaster has been intentionally misreported and distorted like the refugee crisis. The media's failure to report accurately on refugees extended to the definition of the word 'refugee' itself. The term has been used for a decade to instil fear into civilian populations about the risk of 'foreigners' stealing their livelihood. Yet, this definition…

Australia’s Vaccine Disaster

We didn’t have time to prepare! We were focusing on controlling large outbreaks as our first priority! We had to ensure our economy didn’t collapse and lead to chaos! Many countries in the world can use these excuses to justify their slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Australia CAN NOT. We haven’t had a significant…

2 Million

When numbers get higher and higher, they become more and more meaningless and incomprehensible. The numbers lose value, and the shock element that might have been present at the start begins to fade away. The difference between 2 million and 1 million seems oddly small. Or maybe that’s just me? It’s hard for my brain…

Top 10 Moments of 2020!

There will be only one word that comes to mind when people reflect on 2020 in the future. COVID-19. It started being reported in January, and in December the virus was still spreading as rapidly as ever, with no sign of it slowing down in 2021 with vaccines only starting to be produced. Although 2020…

What Went Wrong in Europe?

233,000 cases. 219,000 cases. Now you may think those are the number of cases over the past two days around the world. However, they are just the number of COVID-19 cases in Europe over the last two days. Europe is suffering one of the worst outbreaks of COVID-19 ever seen, and it looks like many…