Suppression or Elimination?

We were so close. So close to not only flattening the curve but obliterating the curve. Now, we are facing a second wave. For some states such as Western Australia and South Australia, their persistence with border closures means that they can now move freely within their state. However, for Victoria and now possibly New…

1 Year of Blogging

Wow. 1 year ago, I started The Levine Lowdown. I had one simple goal, to share my thoughts online. I could not have imagined sitting here writing one year later, but I am incredibly thankful for this blog and what I have learnt from it. I have published 146 articles on this blog over the…

A Different Easter

This is an Easter period like no other. When families would typically be catching up or travelling, they have been forced inside of their own homes to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Regardless of your religion or spiritual beliefs, I would like to wish you all a Happy Easter! I hope that although we…

News other than Coronavirus Part 2

There is now even less going on in the world other than Coronavirus. Every news source is talking about the pandemic in one way or another, and it has also spread to internet influencers, celebrities and general conversation. Here is an ever-decreasing list of other things happening in our world: There is more conflict in…

Starting University

For 13 years, everything had been the same. Although subjects change, teachers change, and even friends change, school is very repetitive. You wake up in the morning, pack your bag, attend school and come home. There is a clear structure, routine and discipline. University is very different. It is entirely up to the individual. Learning…

Scott Morrison and Coronavirus

The reaction to Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic has been mixed, to say the least. Some people have applauded his consistent effort, resilience and commitment to the Australia public by providing updates, listening to medical professionals and taking initiative. However, others have criticised the Prime Minister for not acting fast…

The Emotions of Quarantine

The world is in lockdown. Over 169 nations/regions have at least one confirmed case of Covid-19, and the number of global infections is rising exponentially. This has forced nations to close their borders, businesses to close their operation and communities to close their doors. These are unprecedented and unknown times which brings about many different…

What does a lockdown mean?

‘Coronavirus is not a war, it’s a challenge. Like any other challenge, collaboration, patience and kindness will allow us all to overcome it.’ We are entering a new stage of the coronavirus pandemic. Lockdown. The complete turning off of society. This is a scary and challenging time. Businesses, corporations, recreational activities and education facilities will…

Why I Love Silence

“Silence isn’t empty, it’s full of answers.” As we all head into a period of self-isolation or lockdown, there will be an odd sensation for us to experience, silence. Our lives are busy, stressful, continually moving from one place to another. Constantly checking our phones, calendar or emails. However, the daily activities of the world…

News other than Coronavirus

Welcome to a new series on the blog! I don’t know about you, but I am already becoming bored with news about Covid-19, and it’s only going to get worse. Every media platform in the world is reporting almost solely on Coronavirus. It’s not surprising, but the endless stories will begin to take a toll…

A New Chapter

I rarely use this blog to talk about personal topics, but every now and then something comes along, which I consider being worthwhile and meaningful. School is a long 13-year journey. It is your entire childhood and sets you up with the foundations to succeed in adult life. I was blessed to even have an…