French Bus Driver Left Brain Dead Due to Face Mask Dispute


Health Editor’s Note: I was informed by our Paris VT affiliate, Jane Rosenstein, that buses in Paris will not move unless all passengers are wearing a mask. How could the issue of wearing a mask in order to use the bus system in Paris, have resulted in this death? Are people really this irrational? Apparently they are,  and we can sincerely hope this does not happen to a second bus driver who is following the rules in trying to facilitate safety for those using public transportation in Paris…..Carol  

French bus driver attacked over face mask stance is declared brain dead

The Telegraph

A bus driver in France was declared brain dead on Monday after being attacked for refusing to let passengers on board without face masks, in line with rules imposed to combat coronavirus.

A police source in Bayonne, near the ritzy Atlantic resort of Biarritz in south-western France, said five people were now in custody over the incident on Sunday evening.

The source said the driver, in his fifties, tried to prevent a man who was not wearing a face mask from boarding the bus with his dog.

The driver also asked four other passengers, who had already mounted the bus without masks, to get off.

Face masks are mandatory on public transport in France, where the Covid-19 outbreak has claimed nearly 30,000 lives.

The driver was repeatedly punched in an assault that resulted in a serious head injury, said the source.

He was unconscious when he arrived at a hospital, and doctors declared him brain dead on Monday.

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  1. The attacker was a white trailer trash entering the bus with a pit-bull with a record. But go on YouTube and it’s all anti Muslim anti Arab sentiments from the usual Russian, Israeli and French hasbara trolls.

    • Where are you getting your information? Everything I’ve read states there were multiple attackers, who boarded the bus without masks or tickets. The driver was dragged off the bus and beaten. There have been five arrests.

    • From one of his coworkers’s interview with RMC (Radio Monte-Carlo). French being my first language I was interested to search and I and found on YouTube
      “Chauffeur de bus agressé à Bayonne : ses collègues sous le choc”
      He walked in with his dog (illegal) from the back of the bus. Philippe the driver sees him from the camera and walks to the back and finds four other people with no masks. He asks everyone to leave. Everyone including him leave the bus and then as the driver was getting back into the bus the trailer trash punches his head one time from behind putting him into a coma. The attacker had a history.

    • I’m also fluent in Farsi. You can imagine how much reading I have to do everyday in multiple languages to avoid the “lost in translation” bs that goes as legit news into websites.

  2. I recently received a video from a right wing person I know saying that wearing a mask forces you to breath your own viruses which make you sicker. Of course this is pure bovine scat. While it is true that you exhale whatever you may be infected with, you already have “it” and cannot make yourself sicker. All you can do is possibly pass the pathogen to someone else.
    If you really think that wearing a mask is for wimps, next time you have surgery, tell your surgeon that only wimps wear masks and you want him to cut you open without one and cough into your open body. That way you can prove your manhood.
    As astrophysicist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson likes to say, ” the beauty of science is that you don’t need to believe that it is true for it to be true.”

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