You know you’re at the chewing your own arm off stage of the Apocalypse when you have to resort to taking pictures of your own cameras.
This is the Yashica Electro 35CC, smaller sibling (and all the better for it) of Yaschica’s Electro series of 60/70’s rangefinders. Aperture priority auto-exposure, 35mm focal length, f/2.8 lens. Nice.
Prior to this pandemic, thanks to Brexit and the ensuing culture war, Britain has been engulfed in political turmoil for three years. Each day seemed to bring a new political calamity, which was then promptly forgotten when the next one happened 24 hours later. Weeks felt like months, months felt like years. I really regret not keeping a simple note of events as they happened, just so I could look back and try and make some sense of it all.
So during this period I’ve decided to sum up the weekly events that have struck me the most, from the deadly serious to the absurdly ridiculous. If my tone seems flippant at times…well, we all have our own way of getting through this horror.
See all previous updates here
This week in The Coronapocalypse:
- ‘UK likely to be the worst affected country in Europe’ – Government advisor
- PM Boris Johnson leaves hospital & releases video praising immigrant NHS nurses who saved his life. The same ones who now wouldn’t meet the criteria under the Government’s new immigration policy
- Queen gives Easter message of hope
- Malaysian scientists create robot on wheels to make hospital rounds to check on coronavirus patients
- Italy records lowest number of new infections for a month
- Trump suspends WHO funding
- UK economy could shrink by 35% with 2m job losses, warns OBR
- EU’s medicine regulator estimates it could take one year before coronavirus vaccine available for widespread use
- 107th Tour de France postponed until August
- 99-year-old war veteran, Captain Tom Moore, raises
£1000, £1M, £10M, £15M, £21M£25M for NHS staff after reaching goal of walking 100 laps of his garden
- Romanians fly in to help pick British fruit
- UK Lockdown extended by a least another three weeks
- Some European countries begin to ease lockdown restrictions
- Iran announces invention of device that can detect coronavirus at a distance of 100 metres, using a magnetic field and “bipolar virus”.
- Egged on by Tweeting Trump, 1000’s of protesters armed with MAGA flags and …er… actual arms, defy social distancing and swarm the steps of Michigan’s state capitol to demand end to stay at home orders
Worldwide cases: 2,332,471 (previous week 1,784,331)
Worldwide deaths: 160,784 (previous week 108,962 )
UK cases: 114,217 (previous week 78,991)
UK deaths: 15,464 (previous week 9,875)