This week France and Germany announced new four-week partial lockdowns in order to stem the tide of COVID cases. All of Europe has experienced a surge of COVID.

In France, people will need a certificate to move around, and non-essential businesses, restaurants and bars will be closed. German restaurants, bars and clubs will also be closed in order to, as Chancellor Angela Merkel said, “avoid a national health emergency” as new daily cases hit a record high.

The Chancellor went on to say that Germans are advised to stay home, avoid travel and “keep their contacts to an absolute minimum.” Social contacts will be limited to two households in public.


Andrea Merkel.


But the UK is resisting a new national lockdown.

Meanwhile, the U.S., which still has the highest cases of COVID with 8.8 Million, doesn’t even have a national mask mandate.