Month: July 2020

Bergamo. The name of a pleasant city in Lombardy, Italy. It’s become notorious as the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic. has been there, and discovered that the wheel of fortune has been turning.

14 July 2020 By Paul Martin

Kitted out in body-hugging orange shirt and leg-hugging black shorts, Doctor Niccolo Varannini is perched on the saddle of his red-rimmed racing bike. Within hours he would swap his cycling outfit for a white body-suit and and sealed mask — as he returned to his job in the Intensive Care ward. The Speciali Civili Hospital […]

Zindzi Mandela is dead, aged 59. Why do Nelson’s children and grandchildren seem to suffer so many tragedies?

14 July 2020 By Paul Martin

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Many South Africans are drinking lots of alcohol — which blocks up hospital accident and emergency wards. President Cyril Ramaphosa bans its sale. And as Covid-19 deaths rise, he’s getting tough on his citizens again.

13 July 2020 By Paul Martin

With Covid-19 infections accelerating to 276,200 confirmed cases by the night of Sunday July 12, President Cyril Ramaphosa has reimposed a ban on selling alcohol. He has also brought back a night-time curfew (from 9pm to 4am). It’s now become compulsory to wear masks.  “[I realise] this imposes unwelcome restrictions on peoples’ lives and mood,” […]

Bergamo, notorious as the epicentre of Europe’s Covid-19 pandemic. New York soon took over as the world’s worst City of Death from the Coronavirus. Now can reveal how many deaths there were on one day and night last week – in both cities.

13 July 2020 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin and Anne Casimir in Bergamo, Italy. The station’s name emblazoned on the board is literally a sign of the times. Terrible times. We have arrived a modern, properous town with a population of 120,000 people.  Yet six thousand lives have been lost to Coronavirus this year. So far. But it seems, no […]

We need to rebuild the confidence of parents and teachers – shattered by the UK government and its scientists keeping silent about the LACK of dangers to children at schools.

4 July 2020 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin. Opinion Piece. Parents have been understandably reluctant to send their children to school, for fear the environment there exposes them to a greater risk of catching Coronavirus.  But that’s actually damaging their children. And it is not necessary.   However, don’t blame the parents. They have been misled. Blame the scientists who […]