Despite some preliminary hesitations, Petri Hollmén had a hell of an Austrian ski vacation. He and 9 good friends used a textbook mountain weekend in St. Anton in early March, hammering the slopes by day, taking pleasure in lagers and schnitzel by evening. Confident, coronavirus was a thing in Europe then. But the data showed that infections were typically centered in northern Italy. There have been supposedly only 20 or so scenarios in Austria’s entire 750,000-man or woman Tyrol region. So why not ski?
“I did not recognize anyone sneezing or coughing on my flights or on the chairlift. I