VT: One infected passenger got to Italy thus far, as Europe has shut down all contact with Britain. Trump, on the other hand, is busy trying to get an airport named after him, perhaps in Russia.
Infected Brits, with a new variant that may be able to beat the vaccine, can only travel to one country on earth, the United States, the only nation whose government hates its people.
After nearly a year of pushing secret herd immunity, intended to kill off the “inferior,” Trump is at it again. Canada is closed, all of Europe closed, Australia, Hong Kong, Chile, Argentina but not the US. The US isn’t even testing for it, though infected have reached Italy, Australia and other countries.
London Falls: #coronavirus explosion. 'Reprehensible' that US isn't taking action on new COVID variant in UK, six flights arrive daily in NY: Cuomo
— Ken Lee (@darkhorse010204) December 20, 2020
We don’t really know if the new variant can beat the vaccines or not, despite the hundreds of articles written saying so, everything in them is totally fabricated.
This isn’t a European problem, air links between the US and Britain are the most robust in the world and those who can’t get anywhere else from ultra-infected Southeast Britain/London will run to the US.
— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) December 21, 2020
This is exactly what killed off so many in March, starting with the great air hubs for Britain, New York and Detroit. Why is this fact being ignored? Europe is reacting, but the ungoverned and totally paralyzed US isn’t just being endangered, it’s clear Trump has decided to kill us all off for not voting for him.
Australia detects new Covid-19 strain, Hong Kong cancels Britain flightshttps://t.co/0vtU5vf2eM
— Hindustan Times (@HindustanTimes) December 21, 2020
But then, nearly a year ago, he decided to kill us all off for voting for him.
— Reuters (@Reuters) December 21, 2020
Hong Kong may ban flights from Britain after worsening coronavirus outbreak, sources say, as government considers extending quarantine for travellers arriving from there https://t.co/PiEwypbVMx
— G-DLEE AVIATION 2020 (@JournoDannyAero) December 21, 2020
Morning Update: Canada restricts flights from Britain as fast-spreading variants of COVID-19 emerge https://t.co/VUI9J0xvvJ
— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) December 21, 2020
This is how Britain is reacting and how other, not the US, are reacting to them. Why is the US doing nothing?
BBC News: European nations have begun to impose travel bans on the UK after it reported a more-infectious and “out of control” coronavirus variant.
Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium are all halting flights. The measures vary and are initially short-term but the French rules also affect Channel freight.
An EU meeting on Monday morning will discuss a more co-ordinated response.
The new variant has spread quickly in London and south-east England.
Top health officials said that there was no evidence the new variant was more deadly, or would react differently to vaccines, but it was proving to be up to 70% more transmissible.
Which countries have acted and how?
Within hours of the UK announcement on Saturday, the Netherlands said it would ban all passenger flights from the UK until 1 January.
Later on Sunday it said it would also bar ferry passengers arriving from the UK, although freight would continue.
As Sunday wore on, major new restrictions were imposed by key European nations.
France suspended all travel links, including freight lorries, with the UK for 48 hours from midnight on Sunday (23:00 GMT).
Thousands of lorries move between the countries every day.
In response to France’s ban, Eurotunnel said it would suspend access to its Folkestone terminal from 22:00 GMT for traffic heading to Calais. People booked to travel on Monday can get a refund. Trains will still run from Calais to Folkestone.
The ferry terminal at Dover is now closed for all accompanied traffic leaving the UK until further notice because of the French restrictions.
In Ireland, which has significant passenger traffic with the UK at this time of year, the government announced that flights arriving from England, Wales and Scotland would be banned for 48 hours at least from midnight, and “in the interests of public health, people in Britain, regardless of nationality, should not travel to Ireland, by air or sea”.
UPDATE: The Dutch government is banning flights from the U.K. for the rest of the year after finding a case with a new COVID-19 strain first detected in England in the Netherlands https://t.co/GWb2x9yrQO
— Axios (@axios) December 20, 2020
— thesecuritydaily (@thesecuritydai1) December 21, 2020
Latest on UK #COVID19 lockdown:
– Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands & Belgium (am sure more added soon) have begun to apply travel bans with the UK
– the new #coronavirus variant has spread quickly in London & south-east England https://t.co/aC5GzM1YIc
— Rozita Riazati (@RozitaRiazati) December 20, 2020