Have you also not noticed the strange reports about Corona nowdays? Media makes a huge thing on cases in Austria among others with less than 500 cases and at the same time it is more or less nothing on UK, France and Spain… And how is the situation in Italy at the moment? 10000 new cases in France and no daily updates anymore, but we follow Norway and Austria with headlines like “Extreme corona situation”, and compare the new cases to the once in France?
I, of course, follow France and Sweden more close than any other countries and notice within the EU we have a sandbox approach to the virus. If you block the citizens from my country I will block yours. An example, today Sweden and UK open up for travels without restrictions. Seriously? UK have a increased situation of cases, and Sweden not. So, from my point of view keep it that way… Do not allow travels to UK without any restrictions.
The master in the sandbox in France and Macron who actually not hide the fact that France block travelers from countries who put restrictions on French travelers. It has nothing to do with fighting Corona, its a pissing game between the heads of the countries.
I am 100% aware that the travel industry suffers during Corona, but within the EU the only logical step is to tell the citizens to travel locally, but now during the increase in new cases the countries stay closed within the union. It make no sense as it is now.
And the Corona pandemic is the first time in history we actually have some use of the EU, same rules, same restrictions etc… But no, lets continue to fight for the “shape of cucumbers”, and the right to travel between Brussels and Strasbourg instead.
Its like the mask wearing in Paris at the moment. You do not need a mask if you go ut jogging, even if you most likely breath and spit and cough more running than going to the Bakery to buy a baguette. You must have mask using an electric scooter, but not if you take your bike, but both use the same lanes and a gym can have how many people inside as possible without mask cause they work out, but if you not do jogging, and power walk outside instead, you need a mask cause you don’t run.
Same with homeworking, more and more employers force their staff back to the offices even if they can work from home without any problem. Instead of letting the buses and metro up people who can’t work from home, like industry workers, hospitals and service sector. No, they need to fight for a spot in the public transport together with office staff more or less not in need of an office more than from time to time. But there is no initiative from the Government to push the home working solution, just a lame sentence in the protocol that “If they can, work from home”. Many more can do it if the Government put the foot down.
I also want to remind Swedes, now so happy that they have few new cases compared to France that the lock down was not a fantasy to eliminate the virus. It was caused by the fact that hospitals needed control of cases and make room for people being sick. And even if Swedes now love the fact that there are so few new cases in Sweden you need to remember that looking at deaths the Swedish way caused a lot of deaths compering to countries with the same population. So get off the high horses, at the end cases will raise in Sweden as well.
All this in a bundle it’s not strange that people are confused and take in different theories as the truth. We will have virus in Europe until there is a safe vaccine.
Over and out from me on the Corona virus situation in Europe, at least for today.
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