Yeh - I get suspicious when there's talk of voting through emergency laws in the national interest. Just imagining the kind of dystopian situations where government has home confinement powers or surveillance measures to ensure citizens are obeying public safety directives... although TBH it all seems genuine so far, I suppose it'd be a PR nightmare if it turned out they were taking advantage of the situation.
Must admit it was pretty amazing to hear Macron say "la santé n'a pas de prix" (can't put a price on health) during his televised speech - seems like it wasn't more than a month beforehand that hospital staff were on strike over budget cuts and wages.
It would appear though that nothing short of major social reform would have any meaningful effect since so many people are falling through the cracks of these emergency measures. The news is being very quiet about what home confinement means for the homeless, for example.
To be honest though, the situation reminds of one of my all-time favourite comic strips called "l'an 01" from the 1970s - where the premise was to stop everything and re-consider what was really necessary - although without the incurable deadly virus.
Admittedly I have a very loose grasp on macro-economics, but whilst I feel that interconnectivity is a good thing in principle, I do agree that bringing the issue of de-localisation back into the spotlight is long overdue.