The Democrats would love to continue lying about the pandemic. If they can blame the whole COVID-19 crisis on Trump, they feel like they’ve got a shot of getting Biden into office. The liberal media wants to make it seem as if the United States is the only one struggling with how to control the pandemic.
There’s a problem with that, though. Lies tend to catch up with people. And it’s catching up now as France announces that they’re dealing with a second wave of infection.
Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, has announced that there will be a new nationwide lockdown because, as he puts it, the “virus is circulating in France at a speed that even the most pessimistic forecast didn’t see.”
France has taken a lot of measures to prevent a second wave, including masks and social distancing. Yet, the pandemic still managed to take the country by surprise.
Isn’t it interesting that what’s happening in France is similar to what’s happening in the United States? Their daily infection rate doubled in the past two weeks. It’s as if this pandemic is a global crisis instead of one that is focused solely on the United States.
This is what Trump has been dealing with since March – explaining to people that this is a global crisis. No one has the right answer. No one knows how to eradicate the coronavirus so that it is no longer a threat. He’s been taking guidance from the CDC, even though the CDC has admittedly struggled with determining the right path to take, too.
The decision that France made was a hard one. The initial lockdown was lifted months ago, though the economy has been struggling to recover. Going into lockdown again is the last thing the economy needs – though the infection rate is too high to do anything else.
Europe isn’t recovering from the virus, economically speaking, as fast as the U.S. and Asia have.
This is the decision that the United States has to make – do we go into lockdown to keep everyone safe or do we open up the economy in order to recover financially? The Dems want to blame everything that’s happening on Trump – yet they can’t seem to understand that they can’t have it both ways. If we go into a major state of lockdown, closing restaurants and stores once again, the economy collapses. Yet, if we allow people to continue with the increased freedoms, it’s possible that the infection rate will double or even triple.
France is taking a similar approach as its neighboring country, Germany. Schools will remain open. However, bars and restaurants are being closed. Additionally, travel between regions will be banned. The government is recommending for people to remain home when possible and to work from home if permitted. Universities have moved to online-only instruction. Additionally, external borders are closed to anyone traveling outside of the Schengen Area.
Will this be the solution needed to fix the pandemic in France? There’s no telling.
In the United States, there have been plenty of lockdown procedures, though it hasn’t necessarily helped. Americans aren’t used to having their movement restricted, even if it is for the benefit of their health. Democratic cities and states have been the most authoritarian in their approach to deal with the pandemic only for people to rebel. California has spent most of the summer in lockdown only for them to have some of the highest infection rates.
The Dems have clearly lost their ability to blame the pandemic on Trump. There’s no right answer on how to deal with the coronavirus and ensure that people stay safe while keeping the economy alive and well. France has locked down the entire country, as has Germany and several other European countries.
If America really wants to see Trump respond to the pandemic in the way that European countries are handling it, they may not like what happens next.