After one year and ongoing...
South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Fri 19 Feb 2021 09:39
Now almost 1 year later the pandemia is still ongoing with many countries experiencing a third wave and new mutants of the virus continuosly developing. Scientists in the field have become more and more humble and the answer "we don´t know" is becoming common in medias interviews with the experts.
Passing the border February 18 the situation is now even more complicated than 1 year ago. Today you need proofs of a negative pcr test less than 24hrs ago (a catch 22 situation since even the private labs profitting from the pandemia cannot deliver an answer in less than 30hrs),fill in a borderentry form online,take new pcr tests day 1,3 and 5 after arrival and be in quarantine until all tests proven negative.
Vaccinationprogram is ongoing in all Scandinavia but not at all as efficient as the program launched in the U.K ,not to mention Israel.
It seems as if all experts agree though that allthough loads of mutants developing the vaccinationprogram will have a positive effect with numbers of cases declining (well shown in Israel where a dramatic positive effect was found from massvaccination).
The future development of the pandemia dictates the future for Dora Mac. Currently in hibernation she will be hauled out late March and hopefully ready for a new season early April. Plans for the spring has to be adapted to the bordersituation and June 4 Dora Mac has spent 2 years in Norwegian waters. That means she has to leave Norwegian territory or 25% VAT on the value of the boat will be due !