Models of viruses are seen during President Donald J. Trump’s tour of the viral pathogenesis laboratory Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
Like many, I watched President Donald Trump’s speech last night. It wasn’t eloquent or even well delivered, but I wasn’t looking for Reagan incarnate, I was looking for what solutions were going to be delivered. As I figured, we got quite a few including a travel ban to and from Europe.
This move makes a lot of sense. The European Union prides itself on open borders, and while that’s not a good thing at the best of times, it’s definitely not a good thing during a pandemic. Case in point, Italy’s leftist government had a policy that allowed its borders to be pretty porous and now it’s drowning in the virus. Say what you will, but cutting off travel to and from an area that has no qualms about letting whoever and whatever into their borders with pretty much no oversight is a solid move.