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Another rather rapid covidcard sketch. I made this as I read a column by Prof Devi Sridhar in The Guardian which seemed to sum up the horrific divide between the vaccinated rich and the unvaccinated poor of this planet. "So when will the pandemic be over? Covid-19 won’t end with a bang or a parade. Throughout history, pandemics have ended when the disease ceases to dominate daily life and retreats into the background like other health challenges. Barring a horrific new variant, rich countries such as Britain and the US may be within months, if not weeks, of what their citizens will see as the end of the pandemic. This isn’t the case in poorer countries in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. For countries that can’t afford vaccines, technology or treatments for Covid-19, populations will remain trapped by outbreaks that cause chaos in hospitals and kill health workers and vulnerable and elderly people." I made covidcard no. 102 using a 10cm X 10cm piece of 250g acid-free clarirefontaine paper, Steadler Pigment Liner pens, HB pencil and shavings, broken leads, Maped ice 80% Recycled Black Ballpoint Pen, and Rotring refills. There are more covidcards on my Instagram.

This was quite a rapid sketch. I made it in response to a news item I read about what is going on in Chile, regarding the rise in COVID-19 cases despite a huge vaccination programme. ""It's worrying," he said last Friday. "We're going through a critical moment of the pandemic… I urge you to take care of yourselves, of your loved ones, of your families

This project makes more sense the more it goes on. A few months ago, I realised that I was basing each drawing on some phrase or word relating to COVID-19 that I either heard on the radio or read on a news site. I've now done over 70 covidcards, and I'm starting to think of ways I can use them to somehow tell a cohesive story once the pandemic is over, or has, at least, subdued. Vivenowhere.