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Restaurants, bars etc closed in France until further notice

Old May 7, 20, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by CGRA View Post
the minimum distance from one country to the other vary drastically and just confirm that we don’t know much and we just « guess » and this is not a complain.
It is not that we don't know much. It is just that there is no simple, black and white answer. To take an analogy, some countries have a speed limit on main roads of 90 km/h, others of 80 km/h and yet others of 100 km/h. It is not that we have no idea of the risks of raising or lowering the speed limit. We know that lowering the speed form 90 to 80 km/h will result in fewer fatalities and raising it from 90 to 100 km/h will result in a higher number of fatalities. It is just that there is not a single figure which is right. We choose a figure depending on a number of factors, our sense of acceptable risk being one of them. The same is true with the covid social distancing. We know that lowering minimum distances to 1m will increase the risk of transmission and raising it to 2m will lower it. We just have a different evaluation of what we regard as appropriate in our particular context, depending on a number of factors which are mostly to do with other things than lack of knowledge.
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Old May 7, 20, 6:22 pm
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Originally Posted by NickB View Post
It is not that we don't know much. It is just that there is no simple, black and white answer. To take an analogy, some countries have a speed limit on main roads of 90 km/h, others of 80 km/h and yet others of 100 km/h. It is not that we have no idea of the risks of raising or lowering the speed limit. We know that lowering the speed form 90 to 80 km/h will result in fewer fatalities and raising it from 90 to 100 km/h will result in a higher number of fatalities. It is just that there is not a single figure which is right. We choose a figure depending on a number of factors, our sense of acceptable risk being one of them. The same is true with the covid social distancing. We know that lowering minimum distances to 1m will increase the risk of transmission and raising it to 2m will lower it. We just have a different evaluation of what we regard as appropriate in our particular context, depending on a number of factors which are mostly to do with other things than lack of knowledge.
very good example, in France speed limit is 130 km/h and distance is 1 meter. The slower is the speed the higher is the distance
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Old May 7, 20, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Alsacienne View Post
Folks, stop bickering and get back on topic! And with today's update, bars and restaurants remain closed in France until at least the end of May ... and some MAY, repeat MAY open in the departments considered 'green' after 2 June IF there is no increase in the present level of infection in those departments .... don't hold your breath.
my guess will be that the green zone restaurants will open end of June.

for paris I have a bad feeling : probably we won’t be able to go anywhere (more than 100 km) before mid July and of course no restaurant before that

emergency state is now supposed to end of July 10th (2 weeks earlier than anticipated)
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