It looks like it
I for one am sure it is as a result of the UK freeing itself from the shackles of the European overlords.
Edit : That, by the way is an example of my dry sense of humour.
It looks like it
I seem to remember reading that half of the 500 or so initial cases in Norway could basically be traced back to one bar in a valley in Austria. "Anyone for a spot of Après-ski... cough cough?".Vorpal wrote: ↑8 Apr 2021, 10:57amThat's ok. Norway was an early adopter
Norwegians like to travel for winter half term, and generally take half term in February. So, yes, initial cases came from people who travelled to Austria and Italy & returned with the virus. It was in community transmission by the time the health authorities realised.
Vorpal is discussing the B.1.1.7 variant in that post which was discovered in Norway in early 2021(? I think) NOT the first wave of infection in Feb/March 2020. That was indeed traced back to Norwegian tourists returning from the "Vinterferie" (winter holiday) in Austria and Italy.Ben@Forest wrote: ↑7 Apr 2021, 2:21pmReally?Vorpal wrote: ↑7 Apr 2021, 1:55pm I have certainly never seen the It should be referred to as the B.1.1.7 variant, referred to anything other than the 'British' variant (translated, of course), even by government health authorities in Norway.
That said, at the the early cases recorded here were traced to the people of origin & definitely came into Norway from the UK, even if a similar home-grown variant was found in Norway in September or October.
So, maybe take it up with the Norwegian government & press
According to the first paragraph of the Wikipedia page on Covid in Norway:
On 26 February 2020, the virus was confirmed to have spread to Norway. The number of cases increased rapidly during the month of March, thereby necessitating a number of safety measures aiming to achieve physical distancing to be introduced on 12 March. The first death attributed to COVID-19 was documented on the same day. Most confirmed cases that were traced to outside Norway were Norwegian tourists returning from Austria and Italy.
The English/British/B.1.1.7 variant wasn't identified at all until December 2020.
Yes, I am aware of that, it was another poster who used the phrase "English variant of C19". I merely replied to their comment.Ben@Forest wrote: ↑7 Apr 2021, 10:16am
Why?Ben@Forest wrote: ↑7 Apr 2021, 10:16am
It accounts for over 90% of infections in the Greater Oslo area. Infection rates are going down at the moment after another round of lockdowns.
The best laid plans and all that.syklist wrote: ↑12 Jan 2021, 5:05pm Thanks for the "upvotes".
I think I will keep my bodged cranks for posterity and hang them on a wall somewhere when I take them off the trailer bike. Fond memories of two great cycle tours. Child number two is already saying that they want to do this year's tour on their own bike so I think the Burley will be hanging on a wall soon too.
I am hoping that we will all have been vaccinated by the summer and can travel to the flat bits of Denmark without risking a bout of the dreaded lurgy. Otherwise it might be interesting with a 4 year old going on 5 touring on their own bike for the first time in hilly Telemark.
Paulatic wrote:For once I’m living in a fortunate area D&G nearly half of population done now.
cycle tramp wrote:Again they would say that, they've asked for it. MI5 have probably requested too... i bet the really paranoid mps really love that, one massive sweep of everyone's information in one place.
thirdcrank wrote:Now that vaccination has started, I think it would be useful to know who's had it and their comments, if any.
If it's not abundantly clear, I'm referring to Covid-19, not flu or bubonic plague.
Oldjohnw wrote:I love England. I love the scenery, the traditional architecture, the village churches and greens. The ordinary people.
I feel increasingly unwelcome here though. Every day I feel more of an alien. The self entitled are ever more distant yet trying to totally manage our lives. Government is corrupt like I have never known in my entire life.
pwa wrote:You say all that, but I'm not making a partisan point here. I think it is just a plain and rather curious fact. A soft Brexit was there to be had but too few MPs voted for it. At the time i wondered if this would be the consequence.