Friday leaves: Third shots, snow arrives and microworld

The introduction of the Finnish Covid booster is progressing "quietly," according to the experts interviewed Helsingin sanomat newspaper.

About 2.4% of people who have received a double injection have received a third dose six months after the second injection.

In Uusimaa, for example, people over the age of 70 started the second vaccination in May, so they are eligible for the third dose this month.

Although 80 per cent of the coverage of double-dose vaccinations in children over 12 years of age has been reached in Finland, the number of cases is increasing, and the number of test positives and the burden on hospitals and healthcare providers is increasing – just as the approach to Christmas is increasing social mixing. and therefore potential exposure to Covid infection.

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Winter is coming

There has been exceptionally mild weather in Finland this month, with mercury rising to 10 degrees in the southern regions, but Evening paper says it will change soon.

Forecan meteorologist Markus Mäntykannas said the November Monthly forecast points to a sudden change in the weather.

"According to the forecast, November will be quite cold – an early winter is possible on the whole of the European continent," he said.

Mäntykannas urged motorists in southern Finland to change to winter tires as soon as possible.

"There is a chance of snowfall very early in the south this year, and snowstorms are possible in November."

Sleeping on the table

The Finnish table bed has earned a special mention in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 best inventions of the year, reports Hufvudstadsbladet.

The tablebed is a dining table for six people that also serves as a bed – an invention Time called space-saving for the homework era.

Inventor Dine at Renfors said the idea arose from the realization that her beds and tables used more space than any other furniture in her two-room apartment.

Source: The Nordic Page





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