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    Svenska Yle | Rikhard Husu | 12/1/20 | 6 min
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    • KapteinB1 month ago
      • Den stora lärdomen är att reagera tillräckligt tidigt och drastiskt när kurvan börjar peka uppåt, säger Van Gucht.

      Considering incubation time, the ideal time to react would be before curve starts pointing upwards. Which is of course easier said than done. I think much could be gained from monitoring the situation in neighbouring countries. If the curve starts pointing upwards in Sweden, Norway, Estonia, or the Northwestern Federal District of Russia, that's the right time to impose stricter restrictions in Finland.

      Some non-neighbouring countries might be worth watching closely as well. Here in Norway we got a lot of second-wave infections from Polish guest workers, arriving by plane.

      • thorgalle
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        1 month ago

        Good points!

        Another problem is that even when signals of danger are clear, and scientists recommend immediate action, Belgium has been notorious for slow decision making. The country still holds the world record for negotiation time to form a new government after elections: 541 days.

        Also epic that you read this! 👍 Probably the first Swedish-language post in Readup history read by more than 1 person.

        • KapteinB1 month ago

          The country still holds the world record for negotiation time to form a new government after elections: 541 days.

          I remember learning about that a while back. It's pretty bizarre, but we're seeing a trend here in Norway as well where the traditional governing parties (Labour and Conservatives) are losing voters in favour of smaller parties, so I wouldn't be surprised if something similar one day happens here too.

          Also epic that you read this! 👍 Probably the first Swedish-language post in Readup history read by more than 1 person.

          It's an important milestone; time will show if it's a positive one. I still think Readup needs a way to handle languages that won't one day fill our feeds with articles in languages we don't understand.

          • thorgalle
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            1 month ago

            It's an important milestone; time will show if it's a positive one. I still think Readup needs a way to handle languages that won't one day fill our feeds with articles in languages we don't understand.

            100% agree! And I'm sure a good way to handle other languages is also in the vision of Bill and Jeff. But at this point Readup is a bit under-resourced, which constrains it to the current anglophonic focus. Internationalization would be super complex. So I guess we'll have to live with a little mess for now! I hope we don't reach the point of unbearable language mess before multiple languages are added.

    • thorgalle
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      1 month ago

      Interesting that I should learn about the corona-situation in my native Belgium of the past few months from a Finno-Swedish newspaper. Direct family conversations tend to revolve around details. Reporters from abroad take the outside view and can summarize what happened neatly.

      Also sad how the typically Belgian student habit of commuting home over the weekend might have caused a more severe second wave.

      Ett är säkert: julhelgerna kommer att tillbringas i en liten krets med det egna hushållet, säger Van Gucht.

      Yes sir.