NYT: As Europe Shuts Down, Britain Takes a Different, and Contentious, Approach. “Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain once said his political hero was the mayor in the film ‘Jaws,’ praising him for defying mass hysteria to keep the beaches open after a constituent is eaten by a shark. As the coronavirus now stampedes across Britain and much of the world, Mr. Johnson is heeding the same principle, spurning the mass closures that have become commonplace across Europe and gambling his political future on a more restrained approach.” (Editor’s note: He’s gambling juuuuust a little more than his political future…)