Mudcat Café message #4103412 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167528   Message #4103412
Posted By: robomatic
24-Apr-21 - 08:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
In Alaska we have enough vaccine doses that tourists can get them. There is a significant number of people who will not take the vaccine for political or quasi-religious reasons. Restaurants are open. I am not aware of religious services yet, but that is on the horizon. Our local government has mandated mask wearing but indications are that this will not last through the summer.
Our infection rate is non-zero but I don't think it is high. Our death rate is close to zero.
I've been out to restaurants twice in the last week, for the first times for a year.
Starbucks is still doing everything through drive-thrus, but some local coffee shops are open for seating.

I believe we are as likely as anyone else to be getting the disease variants and I personally think we are not out of the woods due to these and the vaccine resistance of enough people to prevent us getting to a herd immunity. How many tourists we get this Summer will also be interesting. As of this moment we are apparently getting little to no cruise ship visits; and I believe Canada is limiting overland transit across her territory, which kinda puts us at the end of aviation only access.

Interesting Times!