May 18th 2020

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La vérité d’aujourd’hui n’est pas forcément vraie demain

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Day 62 in Carcassonne and the 1st day of the 2nd week of the  controlled de-confinement

🎶 A  favorite oldie to brighten up the day and bring back memories 🎶

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It has been a lovely Sunday weather wise. I took my old car out for a run around town and the Cité. It felt really good.

Unfortunately there is some news I would rather not hear but since Monday, and the lifting of some of the drastic measures preventing us from travelling, there are 25 news clusters. We knew that these outbreaks would reappear. The more people move around, mix, mix, the more the “chances” of transmitting a virus increase. It’s “mathematical”. And there’s no reason to worry about any other measure. Just to realize that despite the sun, the desire to see friends and family, you still have to respect rules: wash your hands often, wear masks, avoid going out too much (it is forbidden to go more than 100 km from home). With the aim of protecting yourself and others. This number should not increase too much. (Extract from Le Parisien newspaper).

We still intend to go out to the seaside later this morning. I assume quite a lot of people are working on a Monday so we should not encounter crowds.

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The daily Dashboard

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Data will no longer be published by ARS Occitanie (Agence Regionale de Santé) on a daily basis but only twice a week.

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Information & News + Tips

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▶︎ Holiday rental

My friends Christine & Renaud have a lovely holiday cottage available for renting.

It is located in Six Fours Les Plages / Sanary area which is a superb spot on the Mediterranean. Do check the link and if interested at some point, you could contact me and I would pass the message on. You can of course contact them directly.

▶︎ Office du Tourisme

They have a fairly good and new information page on the web all about restaurants & shops which are open for take away or delivery during this de-confinement period. It is only available in French but quite easy to understand.

▶︎ Masks

Carroll sent me this link which is an article writen by a retired surgeon advising of the danger of wearing masks. I did some research on the guy and he certainly has controvertial ideas on many things. Colleagues do not necessarily agree with him. I certainly do not agree either although I am not an expert but having lived in Asia and witnessed that most people wear masks all the time I never heard or read that it could be dangerous as it is claimed. Just read and make your own mind up.

▶︎ Photos from Al

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Food & Drinks

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Nothing new today

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The daily selection


25 Brutal Memes Proving Trump Is Utterly….jpeg

Draining the Drainers.jpeg

Hear Me Roar on Twitter.jpeg




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The dreaded Statistics

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On the official database, the current day’s data  is updated approximately every hour and the current day fills up as the figures are announced in each country. More info on:

1. International Statistics: Top 13 countries according to the deaths count

Sunday May 17th 2020

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Saturday May 16th 2020

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2. International Statistics: Percentage increase of deaths from one day to the other: 

Sunday May 17th 2020

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3. International Statistics: Cases by country v population (1.000 cases or more only)

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4. National Statistics: France follow-up

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5.  Regional Statistics: Occitanie & Aude

Data will no longer be published by ARS Occitanie (Agence Regionale de Santé) on a daily basis but only twice a week.

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