May 16, 2021 - 20 min
The experts' view is that the continent's strategy has failed. The second wave is officially here, and once again, it's Europe that seems to be affected the most. Despite being far more prepared than in March, lockdowns are being imposed across the continent to contain the rapid spread of the virus, again. Laura Spinney, from the Guardian, analyses why strategies for exiting spring lockdowns did not work, and how goodwill leached away, allowing infection rates to rise.