A “prolonged and intensifying” wave of coronavirus infections has been causing authorities all across Europe to respond with increased vigilance and vigilance. Italian mayor Luigi Brugnaro announced a new nighttime curfew in Venice, while France has reimposed lockdown measures in several cities, and the UK government has declared a “national emergency”. Elsewhere, countries such as Ireland are tightening restrictions, noting that “Christmas will not be normal” this year. Europe is facing a daunting second wave of the virus and its swift response may be our best hope to stem its spread.