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COVID-19 exposes EU’s inept & clueless leadership (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 500.

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the European Union’s inept, disjointed and completely confused response to the COVID-19 virus.

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Populist Italian senator Matteo Salvini has criticised the leftist coalition government’s mass quarantine decree, saying it does not go far enough to protect Italians from coronavirus.

Salvini, who leads Italy’s most popular party, the League, said that the decree does not go far enough in locking down the country to stop the spread of the virus which has topped over 10,000 cases this week.

“I read the decree all night, that’s not enough: I read that hardware stores, laundries, perfumeries, and tobacconists can remain open,” Salvini said, newspaper Il Giornale reports.

“Doctors ask us to close everything that is not strategic for the country for the sake of public health. Then I read the decree and saw that in the industrial sector, in transport, it’s all open: in Milan, the subway is crowded,” he added.

The former interior minister went on to say that while currently many European Union member states have sealed off their borders with Italy, in the coming weeks it may be that Italy is forced to close its border if cases within the country are brought under control.

On Facebook, Salvini described the coronavirus situation as like being at war, a sentiment shared by some doctors in Italy, and warned that the death toll would exceed 1,000 by the end of the week. The 1,000 number was reached later that same day.

Salvini had slammed the government of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in late February over the handling of the outbreak, saying: “It is essential that, from today (if they haven’t already done it yesterday), anyone who enters Italy, by any means of transport, from the raft to the aeroplane, be checked. And if it comes from some areas, it will be isolated for fifteen days. As other countries do.”

After the outbreak became more widespread, Salvini then offered to join the government in a national unity coalition but members of the Democratic Party and Conte rejected the proposal.


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Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
March 16, 2020

Too many cooks spoil the broth…too many “experts”, too many bureaucrats, too many arguments, too many…etc. etc.

March 16, 2020

The EU is in its Core a deeply undemocratic illegitimate corporate-fascist contruct, you can call it ‘Neo-Feudalism’ as well. The EEU was pretty good for all members, but it changed w/ the ‘Lisbon Treaty’ this was defacto a ‘Coup D’éta’ by the corrupt neoliberal/globalist Elites Oligarchs + Corporate-Fascist + Finacial Mafia-Cartels – No European [EEU] Citizen has EVER voted for this! – We are ruled by an unelected illegitimate EU-Junta [EU-Commission + Council] they are selcted/installed by Mafia-Style shady backroom gatherings no democrazy what so ever, the EU-Parliament has no electoral say in this just pretend in a farcical dog… Read more »

March 16, 2020

Whilst I agree that the ineptitude of the EU has been exposed during this crisis, I actually believe that the Neoliberalists will use this as justification for pushing through even more globalist regulations/laws.

Don’t be surprised to see draconian Medical Martial Law powers being passed as we speak.

Jane Karlsson
Jane Karlsson
March 17, 2020

I would much rather be in the EU than outside it right now. What’s happening in UK hospitals is terrifying. [NHS doctor]: I treat patients who are proven to have coronavirus. One week ago, I was wearing full PPE [personal protective equipment]. That consists of a proper FFP3 mask [offering high respiratory protection], a visor, a surgical gown, and two pairs of gloves. Now we’ve been told not to bother with any of that. They’ve told us “just treat it as though it’s seasonal flu”. Now we are expected to wear just a normal surgical mask, a pair of… Read more »

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