International Men's Club of Zug

  • 2020-11-11 14:02 | Roger Brooks (Administrator)

    In view of the resurgence of CoViD-19 cases, we are reverting to holding our Stammtisch virtually. Please consult our calendar for the latest information. To prevent unauthorized eavesdropping, you will need an authorization code to join, which will be distributed in our President's weekly e-mail bulletin.  If you aren't yet on our mailing list, just contact any board member

    Please note, that the federal government has required face masks in all publicly accessible indoor spaces and at all public transport access points across Switzerland. In addition, spontaneous gatherings of more than 15 people in public areas are not permitted and the federal government is again recommending people to work from home. Please note that restrictions also apply to those arriving from other countries.

    The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has recently launched a website summarizing the recent statistics. An overview of the current measures and a list of FAQ are posted here A more detailed document is posted here.

    The Canton of Zug has established central coordination for those needing help owing to the pandemic.  For further information, please see this brochure or this article in Zug4You.  The Fachstelle Migration Zug (FMZ) also has a list of sources of information about the Swiss federal government's measures against CoViD-19.  Here is some general information about pandemic countermeasures from Zug's Department of Economic Affairs (Volkswirtschaftsdirektion). Further information on the recent updates of government policy regarding unemployment insurance and large gatherings can be found here.  However, the regulations concerning large gatherings appear to be currently in flux.

    For the latest news and authoritative information on CoViD-19, please consult the websites of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO)COVID-19 Information for Switzerland has excellent visualizations of the latest available data for Switzerland.  Another good source of statistics for Switzerland is this page from the Tages-Anzeiger, which is updated daily.  A good source of visualizations of international data is Our World in Data.

    Many misconceptions about the virus and measures against it are in circulation.  Please refer to the WHO Myth-Busters page and the Wikipedia page, "Misinformation related to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic" for details.  The independent British fact-checker is also a good source of verified information about CoViD-19 / SARS-CoV2.  Their website includes some good tips for assessing the veracity of information yourself.

    Those who would like to know more about the available diagnostic technology may find this IEEE article interesting.  A major manufacturer of the mentioned PCR diagnostic equipment is right here in Canton Zug: Roche Diagnostics in Rotkreuz.  In addition, antigen-based quick tests have been approved for use by professional medical staff starting November 2nd.  A vaccine will take a long time to be proven safe and to be manufactured in enough quantity for widespread use. A preventive or inhibiting medication such as NB6 , may be available sooner. Meanwhile, it is possible that the seasonal flu vaccine will provide some cross-immunity. 

  • 2020-06-09 17:58 | Roger Brooks (Administrator)

    The City of Zug's Building Department invites those who are competent in German to submit input for the development concept which is currently in planning.  Please visit this web page by 22 June to provide your input on 4 different topics which the city government has proposed for discussion, or pose additional questions.

  • 2020-04-10 11:47 | Roger Brooks (Administrator)
    Residents of Canton Zug with an annual income of less than CHF 120,000 (according to salary certificate/s) who don't own stocks, shares or have complex financial asset structures can get their tax returns completed at the Fachstelle Migration Zug for a modest fee.   Please see the FMZ website for further information, including suggestions for those who don't meet the FMZ criteria.


Current Newsletter

October – November 2020: Here’s the October Newsletter, slightly delayed due to a technical glitch to which, thanks to our esteemed webmaster, we have a work-around fix.

In this edition there’s a report on past events, an excellent article by Remo and a short article on the Dunning-Kruger effect by me. Muthana has also contributed a discussion piece around global warming and Roger continues his trip up the Douro. David Kauders has contributed an excerpt from his forthcoming book (always good to see new contributors – thanks a lot David), Christian gives a Covid-19 related perspective on investments and Joe gives us a view of mask use for the forthcoming winter sports season. I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks again to all the contributors for their time and effort, and for putting up with my editing.

As always, suggestions for new articles will be gratefully received.

Stay safe

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