Despite strict lockdown policies paraded as a model for other nations by political and social elites, Europe’s COVID-19 numbers are steadily increasing. Over the last seven days, the WHO reported that Europe has 709,968 new coronavirus cases, adding to the 7,039,257 people who are infected in total.
“As a region, Europe is now reporting more cases than India, Brazil, or the United States,” Reuters says.
In countries with strict lockdown measures such as France, cases rose by 25 percent in the last 14 days, topping the “record 18,000 threshold.” Spain mandated drastic lockdown measures, some of which prevented children under 14 from playing outside for more than an hour, yet it maintains similar case numbers to France.
The United Kingdom, whose government ordered a full stay at home order for seven weeks, has a “record levels” of infections “with over 17,000 new cases reported on Thursday.”
Countries such as Belgium, Norway, Finland, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, and almost