In this RAIR Foundation USA exclusively translated video, French journalist, François Lenglet, discusses the absurdity of putting French citizens into quarantine while French President Emmanuel Macron, maintains his open-borders policy.
If the French government was serious about stopping the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, why are they still allowing potentially infected illegal migrants to enter into France questioned Lenglet;
The virus doesn’t travel by foot, but in people, in whom it travels across borders! If you block the people, the virus is blocked as well! …”Why is it good to have a border at your home but not around a country?“
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Transcript: translation by Miss Piggy
We delayed closing the borders for ideological reasons. It’s absurd, because, excuse me.
We had to be pragmatic.
A quarantine, what is it? It’s like a border. So each one of us is in his own little republic. We’re not allowed to go out, so we don’t contaminate others and so we won’t be exposed. That’s the definition of a border.
Why is it good to have a border at your home but not around a country? Honestly, I have to say it. So there’s an ideology that’s criticizable.
We’ve closed the borders, but just around each one of us. Around the countries most contaminated. That’s great for other countries. They all must have thanked us. We should have closed the borders from the beginning.
Oh, I know that’s easy to say now, me being a journalist; giving advice is much easier compared to someone who actually has to make the decisions. But retrospectively, when we saw the match that was played, with Turin.
Lyon-Turin, yes, well of course we should overreact. They tell us, “The virus doesn’t respect borders!” Excuse me?
The virus doesn’t travel by foot, but in people, in whom it travels across borders!
If you block the people, the virus is blocked as well! I mean, of course I’m not a virologist, but it’s common sense. So here, I think that the ideology concerning borders has become detrimental.