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Situation update in Franken
Posted by Mark Andersen on 2021-03-04 11:04:26
I follow what's going on over there on a weekly basis just by reading comments by folks like Gerhard, you, and others on Facebook.  I don't comment as really there's not much that I could say that hasn't already been said.

It is hard to be optimistic right now for this year.  We are at a lowpoint (in our case here in Massachusetts for the second time) with this pandemic.  The first lowpoint being last spring.  On a brighter note, it has gotten better here lately although this could change as we all know.  During our second wave in Massachusetts the governor did not shut down restaurants and pubs (mask and capacity restrictions stayed in place and were even rolled back during the peak).  They have been doing business and it hasn't seemed to really have an affect on the virus one way or the other.  It went up in late fall, peaked in early January, and came down steadily since.  But hey wave #3 coiuld be on it's way here in March and April.  Who knows.

Vaccine rollout appears to be better here than in Germany but it's still a daunting task.  As of a couple of days ago they reported that the first 1.2 million people had their first jab of the vaccine with about 1/2 million getting the second dose so far.  That's out of 6+ million.  So maybe we'll be halfway there by sometime in April.  Dorothy and I figure we'll get outs sometime between May to July hopefully.  Maybe you need to come over here for a New England beer tour that I would love to give you in the early Fall?!?!

I know all of us forumers that don't live there are anxious to get back.  I'm not pinning my hopes even after making tentative plans for November.  I'm expecting the worst and hoping for the best.  I know as bad as it is for you right now with the 5 month lockdown and counting you'll be in a bier keller within the next couple of months and I'll be saying in the words of Gregor .... "You bastard!!!!"

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