The Pandemic (remember the pandemic? ;-))

25 Feb

The front page of the Kurier reminding us that it was three years ago today that the first coronavirus cases were detected in Austria. Things moved very fast after that. As of March 1st this year, most of the restrictions will fall. Public transportation in Vienna has been something of a holdout, still requiring FFP2 masks. Even that will no longer be the case, although a third of Kurier readers polled have said they will voluntarily continue to wear them.

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5 Responses to “The Pandemic (remember the pandemic? ;-))”

  1. esauboeck February 25, 2023 at 6:59 pm #

    In California, the lockdowns started on March 13, 2020. I remember being in the supermarket stockign up on supplies. It was a madhouse, and probably caused more infections than if we had just stayed home. We weren’t wearing masks yet.

    • ecbinvienna February 25, 2023 at 8:16 pm #

      Our first lockdown started on March 16, 2020. On the 13th, I finished a workshop with a colleague and had a drink with him before we both headed to the supermarket to see what was left. It was the last time I sat unmasked in a public place until March 2022, when I went out and promptly got Covid.

      • esauboeck February 26, 2023 at 12:53 am #

        Oh,no! Ihope you weren’t too sick!

      • ecbinvienna March 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm #

        Thank you! I was fully vaccinated, which I’m sure helped.

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