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‘Half-measures don’t work’: Lockdown no longer a dirty word in COVID-weary Europe – ABC News

After a summer of excess, European countries are turning to strict national lockdowns in an effort to stop the fast-rising tide of coronavirus cases sweeping the…



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When German bombs started falling on London in 1940, Winston Churchill’s advisers predicted most people would flee their homes.
Key points:

  • After a summer of excess, many European countries are now being forced to lockdown over rising COVID-19 cases
  • France, Germany, Ireland and Wales have all enforced national lockdowns
  • Other countries have resisted national lockdowns, with England instead imposing regional restrictions

They were wrong.
“What they discovered is that people preferred to be at home,”…

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