Macron hails herd immunity, rejects lockdown as COVID-19 surges in Europe

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      (WSWS) In a television interview yesterday amid the European-wide resurgence of COVID-19, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a 9 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew in several French cities, while insisting there would be no lockdown to halt the virus. However, a curfew will not stop the virus, which is now infecting 20,000 people daily in France and over 130,000 across Europe.

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      He insisted that all workers would return to work, and students to school, despite the curfew. The goal, he explained, is to “limit our more festive relations,” but to keep the economy going and, according to him, “continue having a social life,” but only at work and at school. He also declared that current precautions against the virus are doing a satisfactory job in limiting transmission in workplaces and in schools and universities.

      Macron, a banker and shameless representative of the financial aristocracy, is planning to sacrifice large numbers of lives to keep workers at work, even at non-essential jobs, to guarantee profits keep flowing to the banks. Macron’s policy, closely coordinated with the European Union (EU), London and Washington, is based entirely on lies and reactionary evasions that are directly contradicted by the data of his own ministries.

      A curfew that simply aims to limit French people’s social lives after work will not halt the pandemic. According to the latest French Public Health Agency report, the percentage of clusters due to public or private gatherings has fallen sharply as workers limit their social contacts, to only 7.9 percent of the total. Schools, companies, precarious jobs, and mass transit count for 61 percent of COVID-19 clusters, the rest being concentrated mainly in hospitals and social services facilities.

      Full story hereRemember Obama enthusiastically endorsed this guy. 

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      salemcourt
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      As per WHO, lockdowns are the wrong response to pandemics.

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      Jan Boehmerman
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      HubHeaver
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      in favor of reduced lifespan.  We don’t know the long-term effects.  We do know heart damage is associated with Covid-19 as well as lung damage.

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      @janboehmermann You just made my day! Only 99 euros, huh? Hmmm…

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