Today is the day. Since noon, France is locked at home
The #Coronavirus outbreak has been shaking Europe for the last few weeks.
I hadn’t paid too much attention to it (“It’s just another virus”) but suddenly everything accelerated.
I started really to get interested in that story when schools were closed on Friday 13th. I read a few articles, among which this one https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca
Shutdown of bars, restaurants and cinemas was announced Saturday 14th.
And we weren’t surprised when @EmmanuelMacron announced total lockdown.
So this morning we went out together for the last time in a few weeks
We are fortunate to have a small terrace in front of our apartment so we’ll still be able to enjoy outdoors and the sun.
I’m thinking of all those in small appartment with no balcony, it’s gonna be tough.
We have seen what worked in China , we’ve witnessed them in disbelief lockdown a city of 11m inhabitants. And they were right.
At least finally the country and Europe as a whole has taken it seriously.
So we are home for a few weeks. Human activity will be dramatically impacted.
To Earth , we humans are the virus ...
Pollution has dropped considerably in China since the lockdown. At least that will be a positive thing here as well
Teaching isn’t easy
So far I’m amazed at how quickly everybody seem to adapt. No choice anyway.
We have Internet, I can’t imagine how life was during the Spanish Flu in 1918. How did they communicate?...
I just read this article...
“The fact that disruption of this magnitude could actually lead to some large (partial) benefits suggests that our normal way of doing things might need disrupting.”
No traffic, the stall was free, the #CCS connector is working, getting an incredible 40 kW
Meanwhile I’m gonna ride a bike along the Garonne river
They were stopping every car passing by and we havd to show them the official paper explaining why we were outside
I had checked “Going to do some exercise” box, so I had to explain I was about to ride a bike
5 reasons to go out:
to go to work if not possible to work from home
to buy necessary goods
for health reasons
for mandatory family reasons
to exercise or walk your dog
Spring is here, cherry blossoms show life goes on, undisturbed by human problems.
I actually love the city like this, very quiet, really peaceful – at Aire De Jeux
The water mirror in front of Place de la Bourse has been deprived of its water – at Miroir d'Eau
In a tramway I counted 4 passengers plus the driver.
Capacity is 300 persons – at Place de la Bourse
I love it
Maybe the planet , the animals and the human species needed a break from our perpetual growth madness
This should be a time of reflexion.
After that parenthesis, do we really want to go back to “Business as usual”? – at Quais de Bordeaux
That’s a show that I’ve wanted to watch for a long time and since that lasts a few tens of hours, I had postponed it to “when I have time”.
Now seems appropriate
Check out that great video by @Data_Gueule about why the #Coronavirus is pretty dangerous and why we have to drastically limit social interactions
Faced with this emergency, it is a good idea to remind you of the only vital action, which has to be collective and which can be summed up in three words #LetsStayHome
Il est désormais interdit de se promener sur les plages et les chemins du littoral. La préfète de la Gironde a signé un arrêté en ce sens ce jeudi. Quelques heures plus tôt, la mairie de Bordeaux,...https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/nouvelle-aquitaine/gironde/coronavirus-apres-quais-bordeaux-plages-gironde-sont-egalement-interdites-acces-1803100.html
Today is the beginning of spring
It’s the strangest one in my life though
Before you ask, yes it’s allowed, provided you are alone, close to your house and without meeting anyone.
I won’t be closer than 10 m to anybody
Maybe during the Spanish Flu pandemics between 1918 & 1920?
One century ago – at Le Café Français
That virus might teach us a few good habits – at La Petite Boulangerie Notre Dame
It looks like a flu, no way of knowing if it’s the #Coronavirus.
You can’t consult a doctor and you can go to the hospital only if it’s grave enough
A renowned research professor in France has reported successful results from a new treatment for Covid-19, with early tests suggesting it can stop the virus from being contagious in just six days
Don’t forget the thumbs
#Coronavirus explained and what you need to do
Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant, who warned of pandemic in 2006, says we can beat the novel coronavirus—but first, we need lots more testing. https://www.wired.com/story/coronavirus-interview-larry-brilliant-smallpox-epidemiologist/
That’s how he did eradicate smallpox
That’s how we should have eradicated #Coronavirus https://www.ted.com/talks/larry_brilliant_my_wish_help_me_stop_pandemics
Accepting the 2006 TED Prize, Dr. Larry Brilliant talks about how smallpox was eradicated from the planet, and calls for a new global system that can identify and contain pandemics before they spread.https://www.ted.com/talks/larry_brilliant_my_wish_help_me_stop_pandemics
Unfortunately tonight mosquitoes are back
After a nice weekend, time to go back to school
But today I am the teacher , which is definitely not easy...
TRIBUNE. Les mesures radicales et pourtant acceptées par la population pour endiguer l’épidémie éclairent sur la manière de mener le combat contre le réchauffement de la planète, estiment la spécia...https://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2020/03/18/de-la-crise-du-coronavirus-on-peut-tirer-des-lecons-pour-lutter-contre-le-changement-climatique_6033464_3232.html
How confiné are you ?
My score is +80 so I guess I’m lucky
So we can exercise within a 1 km radius
I hadn’t lived the house since Friday, going for a walk now
I’m amazed at how, in just a few days, that became the new normal.
Radical mesures can be taken when there is an life threatening emergency
Why can’t we take some against #ClimateCrisis, a civilization threat?
New form to fill when going out.
They finally clarified what we have the right to do. So we can walk within a 1 km radius from our home, for 1 hour maximum
At least it’s clear now
We are going out all together for the first time since the beginning of the lockdown, as it’s now clear that we can do that based on the new form.
Short walk to go to the bakery and the bank
That crisis will unfortunately blow a big hole in the finances of our #CarSharing cooperative company
#TheBigLebowski 2020 edition
The start of another weekend under lockdown.
At least I won’t have to be a teacher today, that’s definitely not my stuff
Looks like the lockdown will last at least 4 weeks, more probably 6...
So no resuming “normal” life until at least May
Once we are done with it, let’s put the same energy and priority to fight #ClimateCrisis
“There is a lot of people tonight”
The crazy thing right now is that we know what works and what doesn’t work about the virus
But still the UK has not implemented any useful measures
Maybe their Prime Minister getting #COVID19 changes that? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/27/a-letter-to-the-uk-from-italy-this-is-what-we-know-about-your-future
End of the second week of lockdown .
We got a few snowflakes this morning . This is really a rare event now in @Bordeaux, happening only every few years.
Of course it didn’t last, it’s raining now
The countries affected, the number of deaths and the economic impact
Great work by @FinancialTimes
We enter the third week of lockdown
One thing that I’ll never take for granted anymore is freedom of movement
I’ll appreciate even more every time I go out and every trip I make
Today is April 1st
Italy has started administering hydroxychloroquine are the early stage of #COVID19 symptoms, let’s hope they show the world that it works https://www.parismatch.com/Actu/Sante/A-propos-de-la-chloroquine-et-de-l-inimaginable-penurie-des-masques-en-France-1680312
Dépassée par l’ampleur de l’épidémie, l’Italie compte sur la chloroquine... Le point de vue du Pr Christian Perronne, chef du service d’infect...https://www.parismatch.com/Actu/Sante/A-propos-de-la-chloroquine-et-de-l-inimaginable-penurie-des-masques-en-France-1680312
Huge majority of cases not recovered yet...
This thing is no joke
Apart from humans, life goes on
Selfish persons accusing selfless persons...
Why Air-Quality Researchers See Opportunity in COVID-19 Shutdowns
"With air pollution, you're talking about millions of deaths per year" https://www.westword.com/news/air-quality-researchers-see-opportunity-in-covid-19-shutdowns-11680800
The projected deaths for Covid-19 in the USA are horrific -- 100,000 to 240,000. Let's hope it's not nearly that bad, but those numbers are enough that they actually could alter the election. Not...https://ideas.4brad.com/covid-deaths-could-change-election-results-do-more-republican-voters-die-democrats
Soyons lucides : ce n’est pas demain que le climat et la biodiversité seront préservés “quoi qu’il en coûte”
CHRONIQUE. Le type de mesures, annoncées par le président Macron pour faire face au coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, pourraient être prises, demain, pour contrecarrer le changement climatique et l’érosion de...https://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2020/03/14/soyons-lucides-ce-n-est-pas-demain-que-le-climat-et-la-biodiversite-seront-preserves-quoi-qu-il-en-coute_6033092_3232.html
Il aura suffi de seulement deux semaines de confinement pour que l’empreinte carbone des Français chute drastiquement. La réduction des déplacements y est pour beaucoup. Mais qu’en sera-t-il quand...https://www.novethic.fr/actualite/environnement/climat/isr-rse/avec-le-confinement-l-empreinte-carbone-des-francais-a-baisse-de-62-148395.html
They use the crisis to push the neoliberal agenda further and enrich a small group of friendly private companies while letting people die
After drunk spring breakers, “I’m fine because I’m covered in Jesus’s blood ” people...
This is America ladies & gentlemen, the country that defines itself as the beacon of the civilized world
So all is not lost after all