Quote (Handcuffs @ 15 Jul 2020 01:31)
It seemingly is not comparable to the experience here in the US though.
Yes, for example, the debate about whether masks are having an effect at all is very fringe here in Europe. When we discuss about mask requirements, it's about the question whether we really need masks because our case numbers have gotten so damn low.
Still, it must be noted that the patience of non-negligible segments of our population was running low toward the end of our lockdowns. These protests quickly died down as the European countries, one by one, reopened and lifted the more draconian restrictions. The situation is nonetheless more combustible than it seems. For example, 2 or 3 days ago, the president of Serbia ordered another shutdown amid surging case numbers. Violent protests against this decision broke out immediately; during the first night, armed and violent protesters tried to storm the Serbian parliament and almost got inside. The police was just barely able to push them back. The next day, the president softened the approach and issued toughened social distancing guidelines instead of a new shutdown...
edit: no, as far as I can tell, governments and public health experts are pulling together across Europe.This post was edited by Black XistenZ on Jul 14 2020 05:40pm