March 15, 2020
You just have to wonder what the hell is wrong with the West that they didn’t do this as soon as someone tested positive for the virus.
We all watched China do it.
French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced on Saturday that his country will increase social distancing to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a televised press conference, Philippe said that starting at midnight Saturday, all places that are not essential to French living, including restaurants, cafes, cinemas and clubs, will be closed.
The closure order includes all businesses except those that are essential.
“Markets and food shops, pharmacies, gas stations, banks, newspaper and tobacco stores will remain open,” Philippe said. “Places of worships will remain open, but religious ceremonies and gatherings will be postponed.”
I don’t know how much of this is going to end up being “too little, too late.”
If you shut down the entire country, you can stop new infections.
But you have to shut it all down.