Interview - Miriam Calleja Shaw

You have recently published a book called COVID-19and the Virus that Shook the World. It provides a sobering look at virus infections and pandemics, with particular emphasis on the COVID-19 strain. Presently, the cases have diminished in Europe but the spread has moved elsewhere. However, how safe is ‘safe’ at the moment?
With the way things are evolving with the ’new’ coronavirus, it’s very difficult to answer this question. The WHO just last weekend warned that the worst may be yet to come. We are certainly witnessing an atrocious amount of deaths and illness in the US. We don’t yet know with certainty which factors are affecting the progression of the pandemic. Indeed we don’t even know about all the symptoms that appear with COVID-19 infection. The relative ‘safety’ is different for everyone, depending on the state of their immunity and certain other factors. For a person with average health who isn’t too old, the danger of getting severely ill may be low – but we need to think of …

New Video Section - Malta Libraries

Image may contain: 17 peopleThe great folks over at MALTA LIBRARIES are doing a sterling job. With public libraries shut down due to the pandemic, they rose to the occasion and added hundreds of titles to their e-lending service; a move which proved extremely successful.

Now, MALTA LIBRARIES have also added a video section. Yep, you heard right. This is from the horse's mouth:

If you’ve just joined Malta Libraries and you’re new to maltalibraries.overdrive.com, you may have missed the relatively new #Video section! We’re currently populating this with a mix of old classic movies, educational series and some light entertaining options for different age groups so make sure you tune in regularly as we’ll be adding more titles in the coming weeks.
Follow this link: https://maltalibraries.overdrive.com/browse#format=video

As for myself, I'm really looking forward to revisiting some old favourites, mainly The Stranger, The Third Man and The Snows of Kilimanjaro. (I'm ignoring the Val Kilmer movie.)

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