The UK only has a fraction of the number of cases that we have in America. 

Courtesy of the New York Post

Britain was put under tough new lockdown measures Tuesday because of an alarming second wave of the coronavirus — with the nation’s beloved pubs forced to close early and the military put on standby.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons that the stringent new measures were needed because the nation had “reached a perilous turning point” soon after relaxing earlier lockdowns.

Confirmed infection rates had “almost quadrupled,” and hospitalizations from the contagion “more than doubled” in the last fortnight, Johnson said — noting the pandemic is likely to spread more in colder weather.

“This is the moment we must act,” he told parliament, admitting the new rules will likely “remain in place for perhaps six months.”

“For the time being, this virus is a fact of our lives and I must tell the House and the country that our fight against it will continue,” he said.

“We are taking decisive and appropriate steps to balance saving lives with protecting jobs and livelihoods,” he said.

You may remember that the initial strategy for the UK was to ignore the virus and rely on herd immunity.

But that blew up in their faces in a spectacular fashion and now they are desperately fighting yet another surge of a disease that simply will not die. 

Currently, Donald Trump appears to be embracing the herd immunity principle which will, of course, spell doom for us as well.