Boris Johnson reversed course on the UK's unconventional "rapidly build herd immunity" approach after advisers discovered in recent days that hundreds of thousands of people would die https://t.co/SFakDQ322L
— Tom Gara (@tomgara) March 16, 2020
"Now is the time for everyone to stop all non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel. We need people to start working from home." says Boris Johnson.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 16, 2020
I’m an epidemiologist. When I heard about Britain’s herd immunity coronavirus plan I thought it was satire
— Paul Johnson (@paul__johnson) March 15, 2020
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) March 11, 2020
In 2019, the Johnson government threatened to use emergency legal powers over Brexit when it did not need to do so
In 2020, over coronavirus, the same government refuses to use legal powers when it should
The horrible state of it all https://t.co/AiHHXxItaK
— David Allen Green (@davidallengreen) March 16, 2020
NEW Some companies are furious that Boris Johnson has not ordered the closure of pubs, clubs and theatres, I am told.
Instead the PM asked them to shut. It means that they cannot claim on their insurance policies when they close of their own volition. #coronavirus
— Christopher Hope📝 (@christopherhope) March 16, 2020
WHO considers 'airborne precautions' after study shows coronavirus can survive in air https://t.co/ksOC8uoUzL
— CNBC (@CNBC) March 16, 2020
‘We are at war’ against virus, says Macron https://t.co/HdxJAFfdqy
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) March 16, 2020
Macron’s €300bn pledge and vow no French forms will go bust as a result of coronavirus exposes Johnson’s economically self-destructive imbecility
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) March 16, 2020
We look set for an economic paradigm shift of unparalleled proportions in the modern age. State intervention is about to take centre stage in economies that have never known it on such a scale.
Perhaps it’s why there’s less reticence about that prospect on the continent. https://t.co/7oEoZWMcpz
— Damien Mullan (@jediknight1985) March 17, 2020
and of course…
The cast of Big Brother in Germany doesn’t know about covid-19 and they’re gonna tell them in a live TV special. I have to learn German by tomorrow. https://t.co/a0zOrIUeCD
— Dan McQuade (@dhm) March 16, 2020
BAY AREA MUST 'SHELTER IN PLACE'
Six Bay Area counties announced a “shelter in place” order for all residents, directing everyone to stay in their homes for the next 3 weeks as officials desperately try to curb the spread of #coronavirus.https://t.co/1C4HVVMSjS
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) March 16, 2020
Entire Bay Area to become shelter-in-place at midnight tonight.
"Only police and fire departments, hospitals, grocery stores, pharmacies and a few other businesses will be allowed to remain open under the shelter-in-place order."https://t.co/5mtjgJ5mMY
— Brian Smith (@bsmithoakland) March 16, 2020
Trump calls on Americans to avoid gatherings as coronavirus threatens to afflict country for months https://t.co/MPJ2cpUOLB
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 17, 2020
Trump's Mar-a-Lago getting a deep clean after confirmed coronavirus cases https://t.co/HOPiry1KnQ
— Ram Ramgopal (@RamCNN) March 16, 2020
Narcissist Trump Gives Himself A Perfect 10 For COVID-19 Response As Markets Crash To All-Time Lows. https://t.co/J3imyqGdJd
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) March 16, 2020
Opinion: Never have GOP votes against impeachment seemed more shortsighted https://t.co/4bCV7NlYqJ
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 16, 2020
BREAKING: Ohio judge denies Gov. DeWine's request to delay Tuesday's primary election.https://t.co/nP0fKXR711
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 17, 2020
What a mess.
The court ruling "threatens to plunge the [Ohio] primary into chaos. Not only are people confused whether the election is tomorrow, state officials were adamant the election could put poll workers’ and voters’ health at risk." https://t.co/B2X9v3A3Fr
— Connie Schultz (@ConnieSchultz) March 17, 2020
The Dow fell 12.94% today.
The worst day in 1929 was a decline of 12.82%.
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) March 16, 2020