Diary of the Chinese Pestilence

29th March 2020 5

Day 13.    The Wuhan Plague Papers.     Sunday 28th March 2020 Deaths from Covid-19 have reached 1,000 in the UK and doubled to 2,000 in the US in two days. It’s Passion Sunday. First Day of Spring! Clocks forward – was ever an hour so gratefully lost?  I’ve forgotten all about Lent! The whole of life is now some kind of … [Read on]

Diary of the Chinese Pestilence

27th March 2020 2

Day 12.   The Bat’s Answer.   Thursday March 26th 465 deaths in the UK, 28 since yesterday. Spain, deaths 738, looks like a massive Auto De Fe  of  white hooded figures moving in lines through the silent streets looking for people to remove from their homes. Boris (Covid 19 positive) has inadvertently launched a radical socialist programme: half a million have applied … [Read on]

Diary of the Chinese Pestilence

26th March 2020 0

DAY 11   Of the Royal Pest.                            Wednesday    March 25th 2020 Parliament closes tonight. I made my final walk into town. Describing a strange and lonely sojourn through an unknown land.   10am. Our little, local hardware shop is closed, all the colourful boxes of Spring plants for sale put away. Walk for about half a mile without seeing any person … [Read on]

Diary of the Chinese Pestilence

25th March 2020 0

Day 10              Of the Pangolin’s Reply.             Tuesday.  March 24th 2020 ‘Stay at home and save lives,’ said Boris, issuing a 329-page document almost a page for each of the recent dead, with 87 clauses, ordering us all to stay at home.   The police, public health officials and immigration officers have been ordered to enforce these new rules and detain … [Read on]

Journal of the Chinese Pestilence

24th March 2020 0

Day 9       Of the Oriental Visitation or the Ruin of the Abundance of People. Monday 23rd March 2020 All new jury trials have been abandoned and ‘emergency powers’ are going through Parliament; a hastily written document of 300 pages, which will clear the Commons in one day after a hasty debate, giving as David Davis MP put it, ‘Incredible reach.’ … [Read on]

Diary of the Chinese Pestilence

22nd March 2020 0

Day 8.            22nd March 2020             Mother’s Day 5,000 in the UK infected. 233 Dead. Andrew Marr has just said on his BBC 1 programme: ‘The virus isn’t trying to kill us. It is just trying to do what all living things do, reproduce.’ Is that the most relativist comment in the history of the BBC, the apogee of Liberalism?  Good … [Read on]

Journal of the Chinese Pestilence: ‘Racism will vanish once the old people are dead’

22nd March 2020 5

DAY 7           Saturday 21st March 2020 627 die in a single day in Italy, the biggest rise so far, where BC now means before Coronavirus.  UK  177 deaths were reported last night. Pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants have ‘closed indefinitely.’ Even Toni & Guy have put down their scissors. We used to hear about competitive international school league tables, now … [Read on]

A Journal of the Chinese Pest.

20th March 2020 6

‘Passing through Token-House Yard, Lothbury, of a sudden a casement violently opened just over my head and a woman gave three frightful skreetches, and then cry’d, Oh! Death, Death, Death! Which struck me with Horror and a Chilness, in my very Blood.’ Daniel Defoe, A Journal of the Plague Year, 1665. Day One. 16th March 2020 To London at the … [Read on]

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