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Green does not mean safe

TV-tip that takes you on holiday the Uk risk to lose control because of travellers that unknowingly bring the infection from abroad. People need to understan

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Green does not mean safe
TV-tip that takes you on holiday

the Uk risk to lose control because of travellers that unknowingly bring the infection from abroad. People need to understand that foreign travel is associated with an increased risk of infection, also travels to the so-called green countries.

Open borders mean very much higher risk for all of us in the time to come.

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Good information and knowledge of koronavirusets properties are important tools in the fight against infection. That we have succeeded with this, is an important reason why Norway has fared so well to date in this pandemic. With strict measures in our we managed together to remove most of the free infection.

There we have all enjoyed, through a long period where we have been able to lower the shoulders and move relatively freely on the domestic without much risk.

But in the summer the government has also opened for international travel. It is a game of chance, for very few other countries have managed to get just as good control on the smittespredningen as Norway.

the Border to get the status of a "green" country is 20 per 100 000 in total over the two weeks. This is about ten times the level we have had in Norway. Since koronaviruset often spread in clusters, it might therefore be even much higher infection rates in some areas, and the land can still qualify as "green".

It is challenging both for health officials and travelers to be able to have up to date knowledge of such local differences, and understanding of the consequences of them, especially in a situation where smitteutbredelsen can change over night.

Out against the "reiseskam"

Purely intuitive will we like to think that if a country is green, it means traveling there is associated with no or very little increased risk. But only a few countries satisfy this: Iceland, the faroe islands and Finland. Even Denmark has had substantially more free to contaminate than Norway, and more than twice as many died. In folkeopplysningsperspektiv was probably the choice of the term "green" and "red" countries unfortunate.

If you still want to keep the borders open, one should consider to supplement the "red" and "green" countries with a category "yellow" countries. Yellow countries will be countries with more infection than we have in Norway, but low enough prevalence that health authorities believe can drop the formal quarantine after returning home. In practice, then almost all the countries which today are marked green, shift to yellow.

this is a clearer warning to the traveller that they accept an extra risk when to travel, and that it also included extra responsibility with it. That one should be careful to participate in companies, travel by public transport and drag in the fitness center the first ten days after such travel, and limit the risk of spreading infection in the workplace, even if one is not imposed formal quarantine.

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A pandemic is maintained when people travel from one place to another and take with them the virus on the way, knowingly or unknowingly. If no traveling anywhere, won't the virus spread further. For the Norwegian society, it is thus in the current situation is desirable with as little international travel as possible.

We understand enough of all that some have ample reasons to travel. But to make unnecessary traveling abroad, just in years, is difficult to defend. Pure leisure travel must be said to fall into this category. The more people that make such trips, and the less aware they are of the increased smitterisikoen the journey involves, the greater is the risk that the transmission again begins to spread here at home.

That is why authorities advise people NOT to travel, even if they no longer actively discourage it. There is much that suggests that the message was too complicated. Unfortunately there are signs that many of those who travel, do not fully have understood the risks it may involve.

There are currently not many countries that manage to keep the infection down after the reopening of the community. Norway is an exception.

the Reason is probably that we had removed more of the free virus during the shut-down here than in most other countries, because of the wise action of the authorities, very high approval rating around the measures from the population, and a longer period with closed borders here at home.

But many countries in Europe are now experiencing rapid increases in infection are: Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, and Hungary (which was just "green"). The last three weeks is infection in Denmark doubled.

FHI fear new smittebombe

And we see the development quickly may go the wrong way. Israel, which had very little infection, has now the same number of new infections per capita as the united STATES, after a very rapid increase in the number of new cases.

In Texas, it is now so fully in the hospitals that planned to turn the sickest in the door. They must die at home, under the care of their relatives, skilled or unskilled; hospitals must give priority to those who can be saved. Likhusene is crowded, and coupled with refrigerated trucks are brought in to relieve.

It is difficult to see how, over time, to be able to keep control of such a pandemic with such open borders that we have today. The authorities spend a lot of time to reverse the reisevedtak for countries with growing the infection is also problematic.

In Norway has many infections in the past, been associated with other, known cases. When is the infected aware of the care in advance, and is also maybe everything in the quarantine when the infection is known. This infection is easier to control than the infection from travelers who frequently is unaware of the infection, and unaware of the risk a even make up.

It takes like a week's time before an infected get symptoms, and most are infectious in the 2-3 days before this. Some also remains asymptomatic. Imported infection will thus be able to spread in the hole over a period of time before it is discovered, an example of this we have now seen in the Moss. Since SARS-CoV-2-the virus spreads so easily and quickly, the road may thence be a short to that one again must shut down.

Therefore, I use not håndsprit Comment

open for leisure travel on a large scale, we have in practice added to the right to "lubricate reason" with the hidden infection, which can explode when people pull indoors in the fall. The school year starts in a few weeks, according to the plan, with full capacity and fewer actions than in our.

But with the current reisemønstre, and the smittesituasjonen we see in the so-called green country, we need to prepare ourselves for the increased infection rates here at home in the time ahead. We run the risk that we must be more cautious in the face with the other. Maybe we should introduce a face mask if it is difficult to keep distance. Keep in mind that the infection increases the a period of time before it is reflected in the statistics.

the Question is whether the Norwegian people believe that such risk and insecurity can be justified, in order to satisfy who like to travel norwegians and travel businesses which also will be among the losers if the norwegians have to creep back in hi.

Refses for corona which is

It happens a lot positively in the development of a vaccine and new treatments, but we do not have this in place yet. On the other hand implies the knowledge of the many possible serious health effects of covid-19-infection that we still should prioritize to keep the virus from the population.

We have the recipe. We know much about what it takes to retain control, so that we all can live a relatively normal life during this time. The government has through the spring said that they will tighten in, if they see that the opening goes too quickly. It makes the now.

We should tighten in the rules for traveling abroad, and to communicate clearly the risks associated with them. And we should not hesitate. It can cost us all very dearly throughout the fall, if we again lose control.

Green doesn't mean safe.

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