Sitation Covid, juni 2022
Covid has been a large part of our lives in the past two years. Since the beginning of this year, Covid seems to have taken a more endemic role. Many people do indeed get Covid, but only few fall very ill. Dutch Design Foundation has made an analysis of the current expectations and the the policy of the Dutch government. The general expectation is that an increasing amount of people will get Covid in the upcoming months. However, the large question and incertainty is what effect in will have on DDW.
With the current variants many people are likely to have mild symptoms and though present, the effect on society will be managable. The policy of the Dutch government will be focused on keeping the country open as much as possible. As for DDW, we expect we can organise our next edition in October. We will likely have to take things such as walking routes, mudguards and face masks into account. This may be uncomfortable, but as said it is managable. There is one scenario which we do not want to think of, which is a new more contagious and dangerous variant. Though not expected, this is the only scenario which may throw a spanner in the works. We are on top of the news and will take precoutions which are required. We will communicate our measures with the design community in due time.