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Who has NOT been affected by Covid... at all?

 
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I think we would generally agree that permaculture farms do better during this time than many other communities; especially densely populated cities, and highly industrial areas. But still, a lot of people who live in the countryside had Covid and struggled other kinds of trouble than city people; for example, needed to still do the farm chores every day. Or maybe had some accidents and needed to go to the hospital.
I wonder, if there are any communities which haven't really changed? I'm thinking of the most known permaculture farms and homesteads, which seem to continue their routines and maybe don't do workshops etc, but other than that, they're mostly unaffected.

I'm far from having a real permaculture system and I don't know if I will ever have - but I'm not at risk and the biggest change for me was that I had to teach mostly online. I think, that if I had a homestead where I could invite my students, or people I work with, we could do our jobs safely. We could do more work outdoors and avoid crowding in small spaces. I hope to have something like this some day.
 
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Flora, I'm not sure how COVID is spreading in Poland, but in the United States the data indicates that COVID is spreading faster on a per capita basis in rural areas than in metro areas.  
I like the ideal of rural folks being isolated enough to avoid this but I'm also wondering how many folks are really isolated enough for that to happen.  There must be some, right?
 
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Greg Martin wrote:I like the ideal of rural folks being isolated enough to avoid this but I'm also wondering how many folks are really isolated enough for that to happen.  There must be some, right?



I guess it would be ideal if people could isolate themselves in small groups?
I don't know if Poland compared rural and urban areas; I guess the rural lifestyle can be very different than what we think is healthy, especially when those people work in industrial farming.
 
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Flora Eerschay wrote:

Greg Martin wrote:I like the ideal of rural folks being isolated enough to avoid this but I'm also wondering how many folks are really isolated enough for that to happen.  There must be some, right?



I guess it would be ideal if people could isolate themselves in small groups?
I don't know if Poland compared rural and urban areas; I guess the rural lifestyle can be very different than what we think is healthy, especially when those people work in industrial farming.



I love that people are always mixing around and interacting, but during an outbreak it sure seems like it would be great if we could stay within smaller groups until the outbreak was under control.  I wonder if we'll get better at this or not.  I'd love to hear some good examples.
 
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There's been virtually no change for us at all. We're rural and up here rural areas have much lower rates than urban. (round here rural areas are running under 100 (809 cumulative) per 100k and Copenhagen is running over 200 (2000 cumulative)per 100k and that's after mass testing) even though the government decided to throw a fit over a "new" mutation and ask us not to drive anywhere for 4 weeks (later removed that after only 1.5) over this mutation which hadn't been seen in 3 months and had never been found in our county, they tested 71% of everyone and didn't find it. Interestingly even after testing 71% of people they didn't find extra cases so it seems the testing system here was finding all the cases anyway.

For us the only change was that we had a few less German tourists buying stuff from us over the summer but the local market ran for 3 weeks longer than normal which pretty much made up for it. We were not affected because we don't go to restaurants, hairdressers or bars or go out partying in groups of more than 10 and those are about the only things have been banned here, right now only pubs/clubs are shut and alcohol cannot be sold past 10pm, which is actually very funny as there's no shops open past 10pm here anyway.


Right now here you can go into town 300miles away,  buy some wool, stop at a cafĂ© and have lunch with 10 friends, go to church in our local church with 86 other people (43 if you want to sing) then go to a private house party which is unlimited on how many people may be there. And you will not have broken any laws, and you will only have broken one recommendation. We have very light rules and very low deaths/cases.
 
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Staying at a farm and haven't been affected until recently. Owners mom had an aneurysm then got covid in a rehab center. So this full house got exposed. Then comes ragweed season so do we all have covid or just the seasonal crud? That's been the hardest part.  Not knowing and not being able to get tested. All the appointments are booked. Yet, we are still working and carrying on.
I had to close my business due to covid which has left me a nomad. Still optimistic about my future permie life unraveling.

Great time to be away from the masses.
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