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Apple is once again closing all of its retail locations in France due to the ongoing health crisis, the first time since last year where all 20 locations have been closed, MacGeneration reports.

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France currently remains on heightened alert due to the pandemic, with some regions under stricter lockdowns than others. The majority of Apple Stores in the country have remained closed, while others such as Apple Champs-Élysées, Apple Opéra, Apple Marché Saint-Germain, and Apple Lille, remained open for customers according to MacGeneration.

Apple says that the closures will be temporary and offers no date for when customers can expect them to reopen. Stores that were open previously, such as Apple Champs-Élysées and Apple Opéra, will remain open until Saturday, April 3, for customers to pick up current online orders or attend a Genius Bar appointment that was scheduled before April 3.

However, even with stores open, Apple has in place strict measures such as social distancing, mask-wearing, and temperature checks. Apple has taken a cautious approach to closing and reopening its stores as the pandemic situation differs. As of March 1, all 270 Apple Stores in the United States are open.

Article Link: All 20 Apple Stores in France to Close Again Under Third Lockdown
 
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contacos

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The EU is such a flop when it comes to the whole mess that was and is the distribution of vaccines. It’s embarrassing. Thank god the weather is improving cuz I am about to loose my damn mind in Germany. Everything has been closed since November with the exceptions of some silly ideas like „Click & Meet“. Yes I am totally going to make an appointment to be able to shop at one store for 10 minutes. Totally gonna bother to go downtown for that. NOT
 

Futurix

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It’s enough already! Can’t imagine how many folks are going to come down with mental illnesses post COVID.
Going to? The mental pandemic started long time ago. I don’t have a single friend without a depression or other mental issue.

Surveys say only 40% of French want to be vaccinated and 70% believe homeopathy is a real treatment (it’s a highly diluted empty treatment promoted by scammers and lunatics).
The actual number is way higher - what the French say and what they do are usually completely different things. The current estimate is around 75% are going to vaccinate.
As for homeopathy - last year our socialised healthcare system stopped paying for it, so it’s on the way out thankfully.

Everything has been closed since November with the exceptions of some silly ideas like „Click & Meet“. Yes I am totally going to make an appointment to be able to shop at one store for 10 minutes. Totally gonna bother to go downtown for that. NOT
That is precisely the purpose of Click & Meet - to let people (who know what they want) to shop while keeping those who use shopping as entertainment at home.
 

contacos

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Going to? The mental pandemic started long time ago. I don’t have a single friend without a depression or other mental issue.


The actual number is way higher - what the French say and what they do are usually completely different things. The current estimate is around 75% are going to vaccinate.
As for homeopathy - last year our socialised healthcare system stopped paying for it, so it’s on the way out thankfully.


That is precisely the purpose of Click & Meet - to let people (who know what they want) to shop while keeping those who use shopping as entertainment at home.

if I know what I want I just do same day delivery on Amazon. Seems silly to go all the way to a city center for one store. Just limit how many people can enter like last year or ask for the contact info upon entry. Why this nonsense now. It worked good enough last year
 

Patriks7

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It’s enough already! Can’t imagine how many folks are going to come down with mental illnesses post COVID.
You mean like the people who are losing close ones because people are incapable of following simple rules? Or do you mean the doctors and nurses being overworked in every single hospital in terrible conditions having to oversee the deaths hundreds of people while being helpless?
 

Mr. Dee

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I think the role and access to the vaccine everywhere has been a disaster. I got notification yesterday I am eligible to go get it. Every website I go to ends saying you are not eligible. I probably won’t get it until September.
 
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jimbobb24

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The vaccine is the only way out of this long term.
False. Like all viruses it will burn out over time. The vaccine is the only way we have to impact when it ends. I am pro-vaccine for those at risk (I got it very early because I work with high risk people), it’s just important to remember this thing ends no matter what eventually with relatively small mortality relative to other causes. The vaccine helps up save some of the at risk population but young people getting the disease has the same effect. As more elderly get vaccine deaths are going on to drop so low no one will care anymore. That’s already happening in some heavily vaccinated US states like Texas. It’s just going to get better. The end is in sight.
 

jimbobb24

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You mean like the people who are losing close ones because people are incapable of following simple rules? Or do you mean the doctors and nurses being overworked in every single hospital in terrible conditions having to oversee the deaths hundreds of people while being helpless?
You are not describing planet earth. You can check hospital capacity for most US states. Never did any state reach full capacity. Some hospitals lacked appropriate PPE in the first few months but that hasn’t been the case for a long time. If you work in an ICU you see hundreds of people die every year.

Also for the 1000000th time: masks and other behaviors are weak mitigation strategies that simply slow the virus (to give time for vaccine). They do not prevent the virus completely. There is no world in which the US,after it got to a huge diverse cosmopolitan nation, where we “follow the rules” and it just disappears. That’s never been done for a virus of this type and it never will be. It’s just wishing and trying to find someone to blame. It makes as much sense as blaming people for earthquakes. This didn’t happen in any other countries outside of homogeneous island nations.
 

RalfTheDog

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It’s enough already! Can’t imagine how many folks are going to come down with mental illnesses post COVID.
I am guessing you are trying to provide an example?
Yes, the world would be much safer if we just locked ourselves inside forever
Give it another month or so and everyone will have been vaccinated. Why give the virus more chances to mutate into something the vaccines won't stop?
Surveys say only 40% of French want to be vaccinated and 70% believe homeopathy is a real treatment (it’s a highly diluted empty treatment promoted by scammers and lunatics).
People where I live said the same thing. Now, almost everyone is vaccinated.
if I know what I want I just do same day delivery on Amazon. Seems silly to go all the way to a city center for one store. Just limit how many people can enter like last year or ask for the contact info upon entry. Why this nonsense now. It worked good enough last year
If you don't know what you need, you don't need anything.
I think the role and access to the vaccine everywhere has been a disaster. I got notification yesterday I am eligible to go get it. Every website I go to ends saying you are not eligible. I probably won’t get it until September.
Where I live, the rollout has been fantastic. It's the one bright spot in an otherwise failure of a Trump supporting state.

I actually got a call from my health system on the day before anyone could get the shot. We have an opening, do you want to get vaccinated? Seven days after I get my second shot, I look forward to putting on a mask and going to the store myself instead of having my food delivered.
 

Patriks7

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You are not describing planet earth. You can check hospital capacity for most US states. Never did any state reach full capacity. Some hospitals lacked appropriate PPE in the first few months but that hasn’t been the case for a long time. If you work in an ICU you see hundreds of people die every year.

Also for the 1000000th time: masks and other behaviors are weak mitigation strategies that simply slow the virus (to give time for vaccine). They do not prevent the virus completely. There is no world in which the US,after it got to a huge diverse cosmopolitan nation, where we “follow the rules” and it just disappears. That’s never been done for a virus of this type and it never will be. It’s just wishing and trying to find someone to blame. It makes as much sense as blaming people for earthquakes. This didn’t happen in any other countries outside of homogeneous island nations.

Quite ironic. Personally I don’t care about the US and I hope you realize there is a whole world outside of your country. I was mostly talking about Europe, which was in this situation at the beginning of the pandemic and in most countries in the last month or two as well.

Did I ever say they will stop the virus? No. I’m just saying that if everybody would be following the measures properly, the spread would have been a lot less than it is and we could have had a semi-normal by now.
 

RalfTheDog

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False. Like all viruses it will burn out over time. The vaccine is the only way we have to impact when it ends. I am pro-vaccine for those at risk (I got it very early because I work with high risk people), it’s just important to remember this thing ends no matter what eventually with relatively small mortality relative to other causes. The vaccine helps up save some of the at risk population but young people getting the disease has the same effect. As more elderly get vaccine deaths are going on to drop so low no one will care anymore. That’s already happening in some heavily vaccinated US states like Texas. It’s just going to get better. The end is in sight.
Most viruses don't burn out over time. Ask H1N1. It has been around for 100 years. If a virus has a long time between becoming contagious and showing symptoms, it does not become less virulent. Just ask AIDS. COVID-19 has a short half life for it's antibodies. For natural immunity, if you get the virus, you can get it again in a short time. The reason protection from the virus lats so long for vaccination is, nearly 100% of the generated antibodies are blocking. (In natural immunity, only a small percentage of antibodies are capable of stopping the virus.)
You are not describing planet earth. You can check hospital capacity for most US states. Never did any state reach full capacity. Some hospitals lacked appropriate PPE in the first few months but that hasn’t been the case for a long time. If you work in an ICU you see hundreds of people die every year.

Also for the 1000000th time: masks and other behaviors are weak mitigation strategies that simply slow the virus (to give time for vaccine). They do not prevent the virus completely. There is no world in which the US,after it got to a huge diverse cosmopolitan nation, where we “follow the rules” and it just disappears. That’s never been done for a virus of this type and it never will be. It’s just wishing and trying to find someone to blame. It makes as much sense as blaming people for earthquakes. This didn’t happen in any other countries outside of homogeneous island nations.
Masks do more than slow the virus. They reduce the R(t) value of the virus from around 4 to something below 1. The current R(T) value of COVID-19 is something above 1. The R(0) value of the B.1.1.7 variant is extremely high. Luckily with every current vaccine, the odds of spreading the virus after you get the shot drop significantly. As long as we can keep the viruses reproduction rate low enough that each person who gets it, gives it to less than one person, the virus will go away. The way we do this is first by masks and social distancing, second by vaccinations.

If people stop acting like morons, this virus will be a memory in about two months.
 
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