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Re: DebConf20 registration is now open (with caveats)

Trying to stay out of this discussion, not wanting to add noise,

On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 04:31:33PM +0200, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>A 2nd wave isn't what happens with any epidemics, and there's absolutely
>no sign that the covid19 is any different. The 2nd wave thing is just
>words from governments trying to scare the population so that everyone
>keeps having a responsible attitude.

This is categorically wrong. Just google for "spanish flu second
wave", for an obvious counter-example.

>Though, even knowing that, we still need only a single person to get
>everyone sick in a conference. And that person doesn't need to be one
>attendee directly, it can be just one traveling in the same plane of
>that attendee.
>Multiply the number of attendee by the number of people in each plane,
>and rapidly, the figures are going by the thousands of people which
>needs to be virus-free so that the conference is safe to attend.
>Even if that's at the end of the epidemic event, that's still IMO high
>risk, knowing that we're all from a very different place in the world.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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