Denmark First to Force Citizens
Remember how the EU was so concerned with people’s feelings that they wouldn’t even close its borders during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus?
Those times are now long gone.
Many EU nations now have closed their borders, but not before the virus did its damage.
Now Denmark is the first of the nations to enact legislature to effectively force certain medical requirements on its citizens.
The emergency law allows the state to force coronavirus testing on its citizens.
And if they don’t comply? They cannot enter stores, shops, public transport or even hospitals.
The law also allows the government to force a coronavirus vaccine on every citizen, even though no vaccine has been finished yet.
While we (along with the rest of the sane world) want to see the virus diminished, the loss of liberty is a high price to pay for something that could have been avoided in the first place.
It should be noted that this is a less harsh version of the law, which originally included a segment that allowed police to enter a private home if they suspect an infection.
First, countries make mistakes with liberal policies. Then they take away the rights of citizens to make up for these mistakes.
You can’t make this stuff up.
One area of tech may be hit harder with regulations after their handling of the coronavirus: social media.
While social media companies have been big business in recent years, problems with these platforms (which many have discussed previously) are coming to light with the coronavirus pandemic.
The main problem: mob mentality bringing panic, and the way social media companies allow it to flourish.
Twitter, in particular, is facing huge backlash from politicians.
Last week, the social media company allowed panic-inducing levels to rise when users started claiming New York was quarantined. And they did nothing.
“We’re in the midst of a public health crisis. It’s wildly irresponsible for Twitter to allow misinformation to be broadcast so publicly on their platform,” Avery Cohen, a spokeswoman for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
There’s no way to tell how this will affect social media stock until it’s over, but it’s not a good look.
Piers Morgan Calls Out the British
Host Piers Morgan, who’s known for outlandish statements, made good sense when he talked about the way Britain is dealing with the coronavirus.
“People are not socially distancing because they’ve been told not to,” Morgan said, saying also that “most people are running around at the moment totally oblivious to the threat of this.”
He’s referring mostly to a Stereophonics concert that recently had 5,000 people in attendance, as well as marathons still taking place.
“The rest of the world is in virtual lockdown and were doing this, it is nonsense utter nonsense.” Morgan added.
Democratic Nominees Make Promises they Can’t Keep
One telling moment in the latest Democratic Primary debate was regarding the coronavirus.
Namely, what to do about it.
Both candidates made promises to help impacted workers. Although their language was different, both basically said that workers will be taken care of completely.
Which is where the facts end.
Truth is, there is no way the government can do that. How would they economically help everyone who loses money from this? How can they even say this, knowing it’s false?
Probably because they know, even if elected, it won’t be something they have to deal with, as they won’t be in office until next January (if at all).
Man Calls Out Media for Panic Buying
A media host got a taste of something new when she reported on panic buying.
As she was trying to end her segment, a man walked in and accused the media of causing the panic buying problems that are plaguing the world right now.
“You’re all scum of the earth, and I don’t even blame the Chinese, I don’t blame them at all, they did everything right, it’s you all that are hyping things up,” the man said, among other things.