State of emergency and under curfew since midnight for the first 14 days, extension and more restrictions almost certain. Last chance for Europe to get this right before the numbers get exponential by the end of the month and totally out of control by mid -April. Despite high taxation and social security contributions no government prepared for anything in the last 15 years while there was time and money available. No contingency plans, no hospital capacity, no stocks. The basics are missing: for over a week there are no desinfectants at all available, no sterilium, no isopropyl alcohol until mid-april - across Europe. Local media advise that Covid-19 is airborne for 3 hours and sticks to surfaces like metal and plastic for 6 hours up to 3 days. But there are no means to desinfect things available any more - ridiculous. That thing simply is too contagious. Long cues before supermarkets as only few people may enter, one at a time. No family-shopping. You get some measly plastic gloves when entering. Italian doctors report quite sudden respiratory breakdown within one day and send over-eighties or people with other pre-conditions home to die as they have to decide who gets treatment or not. Too many people over here love their freedom too much and lack the self-discipline or respect for the elderly. Too much propaganda of "it´s like the flu" beforehand - which it isn´t. For the time being, I very much doubt Europe will be able to handle this as the asian countries seem to have done successfully. Too many regional differences in the handling. So much criticism over harsh measures from here and everybody let 6 weeks pass with open borders without coming up with a better plan. Now they try to do the same, too little, too late and with too many exceptions - and no desinfectants.
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