I know you have your own problems wherever you may be in the world (unless you’re in Taiwan), but I thought I’d share France’s woes with you and let you know why you won’t see this guy on Strava much for a while.
France is entering its 2nd ‘confinement’ this year, which I suppose we sort of knew was coming in some shape or form, but the brutality of how quickly it dropped on us is a little shocking. The problem, it seems, is ICU beds again. The gov’t is telling us that we are running out, fast. Nimes just flew a few patients out of town yesterday because the public hospital was saturated. My friend – a doctor – wondered out loud why they didn’t just send them to one of the private hospitals in the city. I thought that was a fine question.
Anyway, the situation is dire, according to France Television (in the summer when French beaches, bars and clubs were overflowing, everything was great according to France Television), and, although we don’t know the details yet, I doubt I’ll be able to ride outside after today.