Wednesday’s newspapers: Presidential competition, vaxx opponents and telecommuting in the woods

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö is about halfway through his second term, which led the media to speculate on who is Finalnd’s next head of state.

According to a survey or residents Helsingin sanomat newspaper, Governor of the Bank of Finland Olli Rehn (Cen) is the best choice for Finland’s next president.

Other popular choices for 2024 are the prime minister Sanna Marin (SDP) and the Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green).

The poll was conducted by voter Kantar TNS at the end of August.

Ostrobothnia anti-vaxxers

This week, Finland announced that it would lift Covid restrictions after at least 80 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated against the virus.

However, reaching this level is unlikely in Liminka, south of Oulu Evening paper.

Leading doctor of Liminga Pauliina Sarajärvi said the hesitation of the coronavirus vaccine prevented local residents from receiving the attack.

The area is home to many supporters of the Laestadian Evangelical Lutheran Revival Movement, known for their large families and conservative values.

The movement has previously been linked to opposition to vaccinations in the Ostrobothnia Luoto area, which currently also has little coronavirus vaccine.

Forest therapy for office workers

South Bay has been installed "forest workstations" trees to promote working outdoors, reports the Swedish-speaking daily Hufvudstadsbladet.

Most of the standing workstations are close to the city center, although one of the standing desks is located 16 kilometers outside the city in the Lapakisto nature reserve.

Covered workstations have a telephone and cup rack, space for a laptop and a hook for bags.

However, the stations do not have a charger.

"The risk of vandalism was too great if we had used expensive solar panels," said a city spokesman Saara Piispanen.

Source: The Nordic Page


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