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If we ever needed an installment of #TuneOutTuesday it’s this week. There is A LOT going on and really it’s too much for me to handle all at once.
I’m trying to get the BAS done as quickly as I can so we can start working with our accountant on whether or not we are going to survive this awful period.
I find I need to listen to something interesting but not disturbing so my true crime list is off the table. Enter The Nitty Gritty Committee with Meshel Laurie podcast. Interesting people interviewed about the guts and the glory of life.
I’ve skipped a few but the way it hops from comedy to celebrity to everyday heroes is just what I need right now.
They say when there’s a disaster you should look for the helpers. Those stories aren’t coming out in the reporting of COVID-19 yet but it’s only a matter of time before they do. No doubt those stories will be featured on hundreds of podcasts in the near future.
The Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918 swept the world at a time when many places were reeling from the horrors of World War I. The symptoms and spread of the Spanish Flu virus have a lot of parallels with what is happening right now with COVID-19, as do some of the hysterical reaction and reporting.
In 1918 Sister Annie Egan’s first assignment as a military nurse was at the quarantine station at North Head in Sydney.
The story of her service to the sick alongside her colleagues as they battled to keep the flu that claimed her life out of the rest of Australia has a lot of parallels with what we are seeing happen around the world right now. It’s also the topic of the first episode of this weeks #TuneOutTuesday podcast Forgotten Australia.
Vale Annie Egan, helper. Gone but not forgotten.