On Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 at 9:15 pm, SirAuron said:
It is crazy, but there's a worthwhile question here... why are they doing drastic measures? For purpose of being evil and suppressing the population? Hardly, but different, very specific reasons:
In France, unlike much of the rest of continental Europe, the infection rates did not go down during summer - which is something that happened last year, and also happened this year in much of continental Europe. In Europe, France also had the third-largest number of casualties from the virus (after Russia, Britain and Italy). People in France are protesting against the health passes.
Now Australia, they previously heavily isolated itself (including the fact that the borders between individual states have been largely closed) - and that isolation worked out as long as there was no Delta variant. Another factor is that Australia's federal government wasted the time and did not put up much effort for the vaccinations (compared to North America and continental Europe, they're far behind). Now Delta is spreading out of control in eastern Australia.