Info Post – January 10th 2022

Living through a pandemic

in the south of France

661 days since

1st lockdown in March 2020



Fluctuat nec mergitur

✏️ And the rain will fall

It has been constant rain for almost the past 72 hours. I have received multiple alerts from my insurance company that flooding might be expected.

I have checked on the official Vigie Crues website and indeed the Aude river all the way to Carcassonne is currently marked in yellow.

✏️ Traveling to France from the UK.

Below are the new rules and certificate effective since January 6th 2022.

(If you need the Word Document, send me a message)

This means that my currently planned trip to Paris early February to meet up with my friend Chris is currently no longer possible. I do not see below visiting a classic car show and play the tourist as compelling reasons…


✏️ FRANCE 🇫🇷

Daily summary update on the Covid-19 epidemic, with figures from Santé Publique France and the Ministry of Health.

On Sunday 9 January, 296,097 infections were recorded in 24 hours, i.e. 2.5% less than the previous day (303,669).

In hospitals, the number of Covid patients continues to rise, with 21,982 patients (compared to 21,721 the day before), including 842 new patients. Seven days ago, hospitals in France had 16,365 patients, including 506 admissions.

3,847 of these patients are in critical care units, reserved for the most serious cases, compared to 3,299 a week ago.

In 24 hours, 89 people have died in hospital from Covid-19, bringing the total death toll to 125,438 since the beginning of the epidemic.

More than 53 million people have received at least one injection (79% of the total population) and more than 52 million have a complete vaccination schedule (77.2% of the total population). As of Sunday, 22,421 people have received their first dose.

At the same time, nearly 27 million people have received a booster dose, including nearly 178,000 on Sunday.

▫️ SAYINGS of the week

“One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.” Nikola Tesla



Michael Lang, the concert impresario who helped conceive the landmark, generation-defining 1969 music festival Woodstock, died Saturday night at Sloan Kettering hospital in New York. He was 77.

Michael Pagnotta, a rep for Lang and longtime family friend, confirmed the promoter’s death to Rolling Stone, adding that the cause was a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Alongside businessmen John Roberts and Joel Rosenman and music industry promoter Artie Kornfeld, Lang, who had previously promoted the 1968 Pop and Underground Festival in Miami, co-created the Woodstock Music and Art Fair the following year. Famously billed as “Three Days of Peace and Music,” the upstate New York festival drew up to 400,000 people to Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, NY from August 15-18, 1969 and featured dozens of rock’s biggest names, including Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Who, Jimi Hendrix and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.



❒ The effects of the Mid-Atlantic snowstorm from space

❒ BMW unveils a color-changing SUV.

Car ads in France soon must encourage more environmentally friendly travel 


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