Furries in 2021, in brief

The new year starts! 2022, a brand new start for many.

But, COVID-19 hasn’t ended like how everyone wished for. The Omicron variant, found in Nov 2021, is still spreading.

Last year, many regions globally loosened pandemic restrictions as COVID-19 stabilised locally and more people got the vaccine.

Thus, furry conventions can again hold in-person events. In 2021, 34% of all furry conventions were completed. That is 6% more than in 2020.

With that, donation numbers increased too. Furries donated US$720,000 to charity in 2021. That is 30% more than in 2020.

But, there were lesser virtual events. According to Wikifur, 38 virtual furry events were held in 2021. That is 15% less than in 2020.

Many people call 2022 the ‘year of Omicron’. In many countries now, including Singapore, Omicron is spreading.

Will furries stay bonded, just like they did in the past two years? So far, things seem stable. But the answer remains to be seen.


走入新年,福瑞成就

新的一年开始了! 2022年,对很多人来说是一个全新的开始。

但是,新冠疫情并没有像大家希望的那样结束。2021年11月发现的奥密克戎变体仍在蔓延。

去年,随着疫情在当地稳定下来、越来越多的人接种了疫苗,全球许多地区放松了防疫限制。

因此,兽展可以再次举行实体活动。2021年,全球35%的兽展成功落幕。这比2020年多了10%。

随之而来的是,捐款数字也增加了。2021年,兽友们向慈善机构捐赠了72万美元。这比2020年多了30%。

但是,虚拟活动的数量较少。据Wikifur的数据,38次虚拟兽展2021年内举行了。这比2020年少了15%。

2022年是虎年,但也被许多人称为 “奥米克伦年”。现在在许多国家,包括新加坡,奥米克伦变种正在蔓延。

兽圈是否会像过去两年那样保持团结?目前为止,情况似乎稳定。但是答案还有待观察。

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