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On the one hand, I think it's a pretty good idea. It's a good time to exercise, when nobody else is doing anything. On the other, I'm very much inclined towards thinking that they should be pointing out that it's a good time to exercise and encouraging it rather than banning it at other times. Create resentment, create problems and you'd think Paris had enough before.




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My wife and I live in Paris, and two of the past three days have been beautiful. It's absolutely infuriating to see people out packing the streets as if all were well.

On Sunday we were taking a walk and joggers kept whizzing by. We tried to give them a wide berth, but it seemed as though they thought it was on us to create the space.

This is going to be a very difficult spring...
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This is going to be a very difficult spring...
It's going to be very difficult altogether if we can't get some sort of broad consensus happening.

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If people cannot do as they are told this is what's going to happen and the longer the death toll keeps rising the longer people will be confined.
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If people cannot do as they are told this is what's going to happen and the longer the death toll keeps rising the longer people will be confined.
You can take as read that people are not going to "do as they're told". Won't happen, never does. Deviance is human nature.
The knack is in using discretion to strike a sensible balance.

BTW short of a total confinement and the related deaths from starvation or whatever, the quickest way to end the outbreak is to socialise a lot. It's also the deadliest of course but the kind of confinement most of Europe is currently undertaking elongates the crisis, that's the point of it.


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You can take as read that people are not going to "do as they're told". Won't happen, never does. Deviance is human nature.
Of course, I never said anything different but the penalties, if this continues, will become more severe. I don't know what the answer is but I can see things becoming more and more tense especially in the big cities.

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Sometimes I almost think they should ban outdoor exercise altogether in Paris, given so many cannot obey the simple rules of social distancing and not going to parks and lieux de promenade, which are out of bounds, though sadly that would seriously disadvantage those living in tiny premises. And I don't agree with the following comment by Horsa that

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There are plenty of towns like mine where by far the vast majority do.

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Of course, I never said anything different but the penalties, if this continues, will become more severe.
As will any backlash. Vicious circle

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I don't know what the answer is but I can see things becoming more and more tense especially in the big cities.
Going by other feeds the country could "blow up" first with reaction to the numbers fleeing the cities to relatives and second homes, which of course is exacerbated by draconian efforts to make people "stay home".

In the UK I'd say placing maintaining the lockdown in the hands of the police would be a good idea. Not so sure that would work in most of the rest of Europe. Maybe a role for the Pompiers in France? (at this point I'm thinking out loud).

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There are plenty of towns like mine where by far the vast majority do.
Sure. The vast majority do everywhere, but if you live in a city of a million with 99% compliance you still have 10,000 people picnicking in the park.

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Of course, I never said anything different but the penalties, if this continues, will become more severe. I don't know what the answer is but I can see things becoming more and more tense especially in the big cities.
Things are becoming very tense outside the big cities, not least because of the behaviour of Parisians (and not just in relation to confinement and social distancing. Although it has to be said that the almost total lack of PPE in many places is probably causing even greater tension.

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