The media keeps blaming President Trump for a worldwide rise in new coronavirus cases. From Biden on down, Democrats and their media insist that wearing masks will solve everything. Except that Europe is full of masks and is still surging.
Spain last week became the first Western European country to surpass 1 million confirmed cases, and Mr. Sánchez said he would ask Parliament to approve the state of emergency until May.
In France, which quickly caught up to the million mark, the numbers seemed to just be climbing. On Sunday, the authorities announced a record 52,010 new case, the fourth day in a row they exceeded 40,000.
The media has been playing up America’s 80,000 number while blaming President Trump. But France is topping America’s cases by over three times when you take population numbers into account. And it’s being run by Macron who can’t be painted with the media’s favorite tag of authoritarian populist.
France’s grim new milestone follows a record 45,422 on Saturday, the health ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
The new cases took the total to 1,138,507, with France now ahead of Argentina and Spain to register the world’s fifth highest number of cases after the United States, India, Brazil and Russia.
In the past three days, France has registered over 139,000 new cases, which is more than the 132,000 cases registered during the two-month lockdown from mid-March to mid-May.
I’m not going to get into the obvious reality that new cases are a long way from a grim milestone or necessarily significant, but the bottom line is that the numbers are up across Europe.
Finally, France made face masks compulsory in the summer and the fall. Doesn’t seem to have helped.