Installment 9

20 April 2020

Madagascar Pygmy-Kingfisher is cute, unless you're a frog, in which case it's a terrifying orange Godzilla! Read on if you want to hear a bit about COVID in the 8th Continent (installment 9). There is a perception here that the virus has been beaten. A homeopathic treatment made of essential oils of endemic plants has been developed, and tested to a limited extent, and is widely believed to be effective. The "lock-down" will end soon, and schools and businesses will reopen. Though I have some trepidation about this turn of events, and doubts about the homeopathic cure, I also believe that you can't keep a deeply impoverished country at a standstill for very long. Who knows what will play out in the next few weeks...

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