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“Stand With Ukraine” – Austria is rocking against the war in Vienna

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“It’s not a concert against something, it’s for peace and freedom and for the people who are suffering from the war in Ukraine,” says Marco Wanda, frontman of the band Wanda, who will perform alongside Bilderbuch and Seiler und Speer. Also in attendance are Pizzera & Jaus, Mathea, Yung Hurn, Turbobier, Josh, Mavi Phoenix, Lisa Pac, Bibiza & Eli Preiss, and Eazy.


Pictures from the event last night:

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Great show of solidarity and for peace and good music. Also, several millions in donations for war victims were collected.
 

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GO UKRAINE!

I am keeping my blue and yellow flag avatar until this very stupid, totally unjustified war is over.
 

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Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen from the center-left Green Party (running for re-election later this year) also gave a speech at the concert:

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Austrian pop star Mathea was also on the stage.

She has made it into the German charts already and she's from a town right next to me, Bruck - near Zell am See:

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Ironically, there were 2 presidential candidates on stage last night:

* The incumbent Austrian president Van der Bellen I mentioned above
* Marco Pogo, lead singer of the band "Turbobier" and leader of the satirical "Beer Party" - who has announced he will challenge Van der Bellen in the fall

Both are center-left in their political views.

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Barely a mask to be seen.

This looks like a super-spreader event in the making.
 

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Barely a mask to be seen.

This looks like a super-spreader event in the making.

Austria has the 4th largest number of COVID infections on the planet right now, behind South Korea, Brunei and Iceland - but relatively few ICU cases and more important - deaths.

Still, from Wednesday on, people should wear FFP2-masks again, indoors.

But there are signs anyway that this recent spike is coming to an end the next month - because the spike was mostly due to a huge number of Dutch, German and Eastern European winter tourists to Austria in the past few weeks due to semester school vaction trips -> our version of Florida's spring break.

After Easter in one month, the winter tourism season is over.
 

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Austria has the 4th largest number of COVID infections on the planet right now, behind South Korea, Brunei and Iceland - but relatively few ICU cases and more important - deaths.

Still, from Wednesday on, people should wear FFP2-masks again, indoors.

But there are signs anyway that this recent spike is coming to an end the next month - because the spike was mostly due to a huge number of Dutch, German and Eastern European winter tourists to Austria in the past few weeks due to semester school vaction trips -> our version of Florida's spring break.

After Easter in one month, the winter tourism season is over.

According to the NYT statistics, Austria now even has the 2nd-highest daily case numbers in the World - after South Korea:


But as I've said, cases here will drop like a rock 2 weeks after Easter, starting in early May ...
 

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Austria has the 4th largest number of COVID infections on the planet right now, behind South Korea, Brunei and Iceland - but relatively few ICU cases and more important - deaths.
Really?

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It doesn't look like it to me. It looks like Austria has the 30th highest number of total cases and the 16th highest number of active cases.

In fact, if you want to look at "burden" then Austria

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comes in at #18.
Still, from Wednesday on, people should wear FFP2-masks again, indoors.

But there are signs anyway that this recent spike is coming to an end the next month - because the spike was mostly due to a huge number of Dutch, German and Eastern European winter tourists to Austria in the past few weeks due to semester school vaction trips -> our version of Florida's spring break.

After Easter in one month, the winter tourism season is over.
One can but hope.
 

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Austria has the 4th largest number of COVID infections on the planet right now, behind South Korea, Brunei and Iceland - but relatively few ICU cases and more important - deaths.

Still, from Wednesday on, people should wear FFP2-masks again, indoors.

But there are signs anyway that this recent spike is coming to an end the next month - because the spike was mostly due to a huge number of Dutch, German and Eastern European winter tourists to Austria in the past few weeks due to semester school vaction trips -> our version of Florida's spring break.

After Easter in one month, the winter tourism season is over.
Yeah, I'd heard the same case was up with most countries that experience such surges in tourism. It's just that I don't actually see the point in it myself. I mean, I get the idea of taking a stand through some form of activism in general. It's just that it seems a bit of a waste/risk to do this sort of thing right now. Especially with how the authorities have been treating the epidemic in several of these countries.
 
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