2021 02 01 – COVID, 1-1=0, no Cape Horn for now

COVID , +1: since february 1 , 2021 Navarino Island is open to visitors, under strict sanitary control. The authorities propose a small set of safe activities: day trekking, short sailing trips in the Beagle Channel etc.

However, the island is under ‘preparación’mode, i.e., the sanitary level can change at any time.

COVID, -1. The french government decided to forbid trips outside Europe. No comment about the government’s capacity of anticipation and global strategy (absent in both cases).

In addition, until the vaccines provide global effects, the world situation is bad.

DECISION: no Cape Horn for now, possibly in September 2021.

Annex. Performance of several countries during the pandemia (death/100000 pop., the most significant figure)

New Zeland.......0.5
Australia........3.6
Norway..........10.0
Uruguay.........10.5
Paraguay........36.2
Canada..........49.9
Germany.........61.9
Ecuador.........82.7 
Bolivia.........84.6 
Chile.........93.4
Colombia........99.4
Brazil.........101.3 
Argentina......103.1
Sweden.........109.0
France.........111.0
Spain..........117.7
Peru...........119.6
USA............124.1
Italy.........140.9
United Kingdom.143.4

Source WHO weekly epidemiological report 2021 01 27. Warning: compiled from country official data. (not always trustable)

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