Coronavirus Goes Underground

Today’s lesson in how bad governance makes a difficult coronavirus situation worse comes courtesy of London Mayor Sadiq Khan. No sooner had Londoners widely started to heed government advice to avoid unnecessary travel than Mr. Khan stepped in to make sure those who do venture out still must cram next to each other like sardines.

The bottleneck is on London’s famous Underground network, which the government is keeping open to allow vital medical and grocery workers to commute. Earlier official advice to everyone else to stay…

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