This bad boy variant is worth keeping an eye on. It has already visited us in June in MIQ.
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I went for a walk yesterday on the Matua mudflats. It was like I was the only one on the planet. So quiet for 3.30 in the afternoon.
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The way this pandemic is heading it is looking to me like we will have to learn to live with it and any future variants yet to be thrown at us (Such as Delta Plus). Just like we have done with influenza. Eradicating Covid in the real world is like chasing your own tail.
Vaccines and boosters won't be a 100% answer either just as we have experienced with the flu virus. But they apparently drastically reduce the severity of infection. I think we will end up with regular vaccinations and using antiviral drugs and synthetic antibodies (already available in Australia) once infected (not sure if the latter is used before or after infection or both) It looks like there is progress on these antiviral drug treatments. I don't think Trump helped with his premature announcements on these compounds.
Links below have some good info. Worth a read.
Aug 21, 2021
This is mind blowing infomation.
This is an extract and the link to the the article is here Link
Supermassive black holes are millions to billions of times more massive than the sun and usually reside at the center of massive galaxies. When dormant and not feeding on the gas and stars surrounding them, SMBHs emit very little light; the only way astronomers can detect them is through their gravitational influences on stars and gas in their vicinity. However, in the early universe, when SMBHs were rapidly growing, they were actively feeding -- or accreting -- materials at intensive rates and emitting an enormous amount of radiation -- sometimes outshining the entire galaxy in which they reside, the researchers said.
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Aug 17, 2021
When it comes to knots I am simply hopeless. Despite many years of boating and instruction from well meaning friends the process of tieing a knot is only retained in my brain for one attempt and then its gone. A recent example was me needing to string a cloths line. I took 20 meters of polythene rope to string the line and about 3 meters for the finishing knot! I mean they don't make it easy. There is cool little gadget at the starting point that is a little box that does not need any knots just a couple of hitches and a hard pull and the lines attached. Same on the other end? Oh no, that needs a bloody knot.
Anyway the picture tells the story and as a finishing touch I had to add a zip tie as I could see my knot unwinding already only minutes after the job was finished.
Aug 8, 2021
Lovely Grace at her first fashion show. She made this amazing dress. BUT there is a story as to why its not in focus. I never knew I had this shot until the next day. Photography was banned so I had to be discrete with the camera. I took three shots to check exposure then waited for Grace to come out. The intention was to then lean on the rail in front of me to ensure a sharp focus. She never showed up. We thought something had gone wrong back stage. Truth was she had already been out! So at least I have an accidental memory of it as shown here. My bad.....