A JOURNAL OF THE CORONAVIRUS YEAR
A diary of events during the coronavirus pandemic in the years 2020 and 2021, including some biographical notes on the author.
This is a war story, but it is not a story of heroic deeds. It is how an ordinary family faced the Covid-19 epidemic that killed millions of people in 2020 and 2021. The battles were fought in hospitals and other medical facilities but the fear of infection spread panic among the population and Governments took aggressive steps, often misguided, to try and control the pandemic.
This journal was commenced in March 2020 after the Government advised the author to stay at home and not associate with anyone at all as he came into the category of someone who was especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. It provides an interesting record of events in the following eighteen months as recorded at the time, and his reactions to them, in what was a particularly historic period in more than one way.
It focuses to some extent on the impacts on the stock market and the economy in which the author had a particular interest as an active private investor, but also covers how his family and others survived the epidemic and the way life changed as a result for many people. And it gives some insights in how the author became an active and successful investor by adding some biographical notes including the successes and failures in his life in the last 70 years and other events that will be of interest to readers.
Apart from the coronavirus epidemic the country had also recently signed the withdrawal agreement with the EU which is having major political and economic consequences. In addition we had a new Conservative Government with a big Parliamentary majority led by a new Prime Minister, the young and energetic Boris Johnson. It was certainly an eventful and historic epoch!
The author is Roger W. Lawson, M.B.A., M.B.C.S, who has over 20 years' experience in stock market investment, after a career of running businesses and acting as a management consultant in the IT sector.
Details: ISBN No:978-0-9545396-4-1, 404 pages including numerous plates.
The cost of the book is £12.75 for the paperback edition. It can be purchased from Amazon UK from here.
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