That Escalated Quickly

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President Donald Trump said he will suspend all travel from Europe to the U.S. for the next 30 days, the most far-reaching measure yet in the administration’s efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus.

The restrictions, which will not apply to the U.K or Ireland., will go into effect Friday at midnight, he said Wednesday in an Oval Office address.

Trump Says He’s Suspending All Travel From Europe for 30 Days

39 thoughts on “That Escalated Quickly

    1. Redbeard

      Only non-US citizens restricted (because US constitution, I guess), only those aliens who have been in Schengen countries in the 14 days prior to arriving in the US.

      Leo should be grand – he hasn’t been forrin’ for ages.

      “…suspends the entry of most foreign nationals who have been in certain European countries at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival to the United States. These countries, known as the Schengen Area…”

      “…does not apply to legal permanent residents, (generally) immediate family members of U.S. citizens, and other individuals who are identified in the proclamation.”

      I bet the bowl of deadly shamrock still gets it immediately after the photo shoot, though.

  1. 01101101 01100011

    why not ban all affected countries? what’s he playing at?

    this has fupp-all to do with Corona, it’s him trying to smear the EU surely, no?


    1. Formerly Known As

      It seems that way…common sense says Brits can carry the virus, too. Garage must have been advising him.

  2. Rosette of Sirius

    I see Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have contracted the virus in Down Under. Are they the first celebs to go public with it? Think so.

          1. 01101101 01100011

            Buzz? Jessie? my money is on Zurg

            ok ok I’ll wash my mouth out with soap (if I could find any)

  3. White Dove

    So Tom Hanks has instagrammed that he’s suffering from Coronavirus.

    Given that there are only a few people worldwide suffering from this virus (relatively speaking), what are the odds?

    He’s been in the news a lot lately – remember the face he made when Ricky Gervais called Hollywood actors ‘paedophiles’ at the Oscar ceremonies.

    This virus seems to be quite selective – a lot of politicians (half the Iranian cabinet and the British Minister for Health) suffering from it too.

    Is there a special strain that hits politicians and A-List celebrities?

    And no children seriously affected? Never heard of an illness like this before.

    Any thoughts, Broadsheeters?

    1. Brother Barnabas

      are you saying what I think you’re saying?

      chris de burgh is going to get it?

      does he have any underlying health issue?

    2. wearnicehats

      I’m assuming you don’t have kids? At least one of my kids has had a runny nose / temperature / cough on a daily basis since 2008. I should have bought shares in Kleenex. Chances are half the kids in the country have it but a parent wouldn’t notice the difference.

  4. wearnicehats

    Expanding on my comment above re children. I suspect that children are, in fact, the main spreaders of the disease. I would suggest that all children are immediately isolated from the adult population in some facility somewhere for at least 14 days. I would recommend this be implemented immediately….flicks through skiing brochure

        1. Brother Barnabas

          when I said ‘productive’, I clearly meant dignified citizens that make a constructive contribution

          if a child grew up to be a little lizardman, he would never be released


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