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I proposed that I would start this editorial with the phrase ‘that we live in interesting times…’given the ongoing challenge to all is the Covid_19 pandemic. The alleged origin of the phrase is said to be from a Chinese curse ‘may you live in interesting times’ but is found not to be directly attributable to a Chinese source, but it does use irony to suggest we are living in difficult and challenging times. It was subsequently used by the likes of Joseph Chamberlain and more recently in the 1960s by the then USA President John F Kennedy.  Either way most of us know that pandemics, dissent, war, and environmental disasters are not new and recent, but have occurred throughout history and are repeated often enough for most of us to have some experience or memories of those events.......
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