Absage/Verschiebung BarCamp Bonn 2020 #BCBN20
Liebe Freundinnen und Freunde des BarCamp Bonn!
Schweren Herzens, aber auf nachdrückliche Empfehlung der Universität Bonn, haben wir uns nun doch dazu entschieden, wegen des Coronavirus das BarCamp Bonn nicht an diesem Freitag und Samstag stattfinden zu lassen. Die Entscheidung fiel uns nicht leicht, aber wir haben stets gesagt, dass wir uns an die Empfehlung der Uni, in deren Räumlichkeiten wir gastieren, halten werden.
over the last few years I've noticed a lot of events across Northern Europe cancelled because of financial and logistics issues, lack of volunteers or licensing problems (especially if they involve loud music), but this is the first time I've seen genuine health threats being cited as reasons for such cancellations..
at least in England most jobs in event management seem fairly precarious anyway (at least for music events)..
I'm not a doctor/biology prof so have no idea if this virus risks threatening the summer event season as well, although the promoters of the county agricultural festival and Latitude (a music/arts festival) are saying they are carrying on with the events in July...
i am no doctor too but had some interesting discussions today with do called specialists. looks like if hotter temperatures does not partially kill the virus the situation will continue gor 12-24 month. looks like we must wait.
the masses of tbe event companies have no deep pocket and the big oney does not want to take over their mini to small biz.
In England a lot of the small event companies especially for music events have already closed down as there was such a backlash against loud music and noise in many areas so nothing got licences; I can see though how it would have a really bad effect in Austria and Germany as it seems gatherings and festivals are an even bigger part of the culture..
The point is, people are more outside buildings at warmer weather. So infection rate is going down.
As there are no resistance of anyonce and no vaccine against that virus, our imune systems have to learn the hard way.
The health system can only keep death rate low, when their capacity is not overloaded.
So realistic, no logic thinking person thinks that the spread will be stopped but slowed down.