Are the UK and USA taking a different approach to coronavirus? Hanne Nabintu Herland:
The U.S. and the United Kingdom have so far chosen different approaches than the European Union to the emergence of the virus. On the continent and in Scandinavian countries such as Norway and Denmark, panicking political leaders unbelievably have chosen full economic shutdown of restaurants, barber shops, retail, almost everything except food stores, pushing those nations into a massive breakdown of their economies and brutal recession.
Who on earth advises European leaders to shut down their own economies over what their own health authorities call a mild to medium flu?
The U.S. and U.K. stress the need to keep business running and daily life open as long as possible, targeting high-risk groups. The U.K. national emergency plan focuses on the most endangered, on equipping hospitals, avoiding contact and keeping business open, the country now flooding with respiratory masks. Prime Minister Boris Johnson prescribes caution and the need to consider avoiding plunging the country into even deeper troubles. The United Kingdom is not as hard hit by coronavirus as mainland EU Europe, which may change in the weeks to come – and the approach likewise.
The United States and U.K. seem coordinated in their approach and are set to gain economically on their measures, providing the virus does not accelerate out of proportion.
The EU choice of total shutdown of the economy was a remarkably quick response, likely producing a sever decline and economic recession.
The massive recession ahead all across Europe, brutally enhanced by the EU government’s panic shutdown of daily life, will result in catastrophic bankruptcies. Coffee shops, restaurants, entertainment, airlines, energy companies, green energy companies, retail and so on will plunge like concrete. Hundreds of thousands without a job. 1929 yet again.
Totally shutting down the economy is crazy. If USA and UK can manage not to do this, they’ll still have functioning economies when it’s over. But will the EU?
A lot of people seem to think the response to the coronavirus epidemic is overblown.
In an analysis published Tuesday, Stanford’s John P.A. Ioannidis — co-director of the university’s Meta-Research Innovation Center and professor of medicine, biomedical data science, statistics, and epidemiology and population health — suggests that the response to the coronavirus pandemic may be “a fiasco in the making” because we are making seismic decisions based on “utterly unreliable” data.
Is the American Left changing its mind about Donald Trump? Or do two swallows still not a summer make? First swallow:
GOP and Dems both astounded after CNN’s Dana Bash raves about Trump’s recent leadership
Bash surprised both Democrats and Republicans when she did the unthinkable on Tuesday:
She praised the president for “being the kind of leader that people need” during the country’s coronavirus crisis.
(FOX NEWS) Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar unexpectedly praised President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday night, saying it was “incredible and the right response in this critical time.”
Omar, normally a staunch critic of the White House who herself has repeatedly drawn the president’s ire, went on to quote Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., as saying “unprecedented times require unprecedented leadership” — and, Omar added, “we are seeing that in our country right now.”