On the Aerodrome

Jet engines idle

Holiday bookings increase

Hope is an aircraft


n.b. Just under ten months to Boxing Day football! No need to fly anywhere to be optimistic.


CLP 27/02/2021

Going Viral (Updated)

I first posted the following senyrū on 25th January, 2020.


Aircraft travel fast

Take us far off, bring us home

With our souvenirs


n.b. A research report published today has provided clear evidence that the reason Covid-19 coronavirus spread so quickly from China and its neighbours to become a global pandemic was due to the unfettered movement of international airline passengers.

Today, in the UK, where the total of Covid-19 attributed deaths of people is now over 110,250, quarantine arrangements for arriving airline passengers have at last been finalised. It is 4th February, 2021 – more than a year after the first person in England died from the coronavirus. That was on 20th January, 2020. Inbound travellers from 33 “Red List” destinations will have to go through hotel-based quarantine starting from 15th February.

The report from Aberdeen University is not a great surprise to anyone with an understanding of how interconnected the world is, but it may come as a surprise to the Great Clown and his merry band in Downing Street.

Read the full details of the research featured on The Guardian website here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/14653/

CLP 25/01/2020

Date Going Viral was first posted: 25th January, 2021

Amended, 4th February 2021