dank at kegel.com
Thu Jul 8 10:37:41 CDT 2021
Yeah, bit hard to predict. Nobody knows which way things will go, quite.
To reduce risk of an outbreak at the conference city, better pick one with
a really good vaccination rate. Africa is right out...
Better allow remote participation, too.
On Wed, Jul 7, 2021 at 10:46 PM Marcus Meissner <meissner at suse.de> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 07, 2021 at 01:03:59PM -0700, Dan Kegel wrote:
> > Hello from a longtime lurker! I'm not planning to attend, but here
> > are some thoughts from my biology geek side.
> > Coronavirus data for Minneapolis' surrounding county at
> > https://covidactnow.org/us/minnesota-mn/county/hennepin_county
> > shows Rt well below 1.0 and 60% full vaccination, which is pretty good.
> > I figure if there is no post-july-4th surge in the next couple weeks,
> > it should be safe for fully vaccinated people to attend.
> > See https://events.linuxfoundation.org/open-source-summit-north-america/attend/health-and-safety/
> > for an example policy the event might want to adopt (or who knows,
> > might already be required to adopt, dunno about xdc governance).
> > Also, rules for international travel are complex.
> > Being fully vaccinated is strongly recommended and a specific kind of
> > proof of vaccination
> > and a recent specific test result may also be required; see e.g.
> > https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html
> > https://reopen.europa.eu/
> > I suspect travellers may need to obey rules for both origin and
> > destination countries...
> The pandemic situation is quite fluid still, so any forecasts are risky.
> See UK currently with a exponential raise of numbers due to the Delta
> strain (and ongoing cutting of anti corona measures) ...
> I see also other European countries and likely also the US on an uptick
> in the next weeks / months again due to Delta.
> I fear the current pandemic situation makes planning a in person event in 2021 a bit risky.
> Ciao, Marcus
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