"So it is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause." (Padme Amidala)
Regarding "confinement" in France: just as the Chernobyl radionuclides had not stopped at the french border, the coronavirus will not stop with this stupid "confinement".
Yes, it would have been necessary to interrupt two months ago the flights from China which vomited contaminated passengers every day at Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport. (Including several direct flights departing weekly from Wuhan Intl. Airport!)
Yes, it would have been necessary to close the borders of our country from the start of the year, and obviously to give up hosting at Lyons thousands of contaminated Turin football supporters 3 weeks ago!
In this regard, why this outbreak of cases in northern Italy? According to an Italian doctor colleague with whom I spoke this afternoon, it seems that there is a very large Chinese community in Milan, working in the fashion and clothing business. They are quite successful. They went to New Years celebrations in China, and they came back with the virus.
We must of course respect the confinement stupidly imposed by the government, so as not to add disorder to incompetence, while knowing that this confinement is of absolutely no use: the patients who run to hospitals were contaminated there are two weeks ...
Politicians are spinning like autumn leaves in the wind! Of course, it was necessary to maintain the first round of municipal elections: voters had no risk of contaminating themselves by touching a new ballot and signing the electoral lists with their own pen!
I am amazed to see how easily people are ready to give up their basic democratic rights: The right TO VOTE or to be free to walk and go as they please.
I must remind you that even during the German occupation, you could walk during the day in the towns and villages of France. At night, it was curfew, of course, but during the day, it was the sweet French life.
In the past, young people were cut down by grape-shot in the maquis, patriots were pressed against a wall with a black fabric on the eyes, women and men were piled up in cattle wagons in the direction of Buchenwald so that we have the right to slip a ballot paper an envelope in the ballot box. Those who canceled the second round are irresponsible of the french municipal elections and they will be held accountable.
The risk that you will be contaminated by going shopping by handling sticky coins or tickets or by typing your code on the sticky rubber keys of a blue card reader is a thousand times greater than by touching a ballot paper!
And as far as the risk of being contaminated by walking in the sun is concerned, this risk is NULL!
As after a nuclear accident, our country is permanently contaminated by CORONAVIRUS. The country is feverish and the government has chosen to bring it to its knees economically. The only reasonable thing to do was to use the Churchillian language of the English Prime Minister who promised "Blood And Tears" to his people: "You must prepare for the loss of many loved ones" he announces wisely and frankly.
I wish you to stay healthy you and your families. If you run out of hydroalcoholic gel, cheap perfume like "cologne" is very effective too. But do like me: use right after moisturizing hand cream to avoid chapping. Dakin's liquid is very effective, but it stains the tissue, so I don't recommend it. (It's dilute bleach)
And watch out for paracetamol, which will kill more people than the virus. Prefer aspirin. And avoid secondary infections with antibiotics or thyme teas with honey. Honey contains powerful natural antibiotics, but very little known. That’s why it doesn’t ferment, and it never gets moldy (fungi). It’s sugar, though, and it should ferment. On the other hand, if you heat it, the antibiotics are destroyed, and it ferments very quickly: this gives mead. In Brittany, mead is distilled, and the alcohol obtained is added to undistilled mead to give a delicious traditional alcohol: "Chouchen". It has relatively low alcohol content, but is particularly psychotropic.
I hope we will all be there to toast at the next "ICCF 23" and before that we can drink a bottle or two of vodka on the shores of the Black Sea this summer. (The “Presidient” vodka is excellent.)