I don't know if you can bury it or hold it up as the right approach
There won't be a herd immunity against a virus that already mutated a couple of hundred times, as there wasn't anything like that observed in any other virus that appear during the flu season (well, there is an immunity, but just to a certain degree)
All EU should to do was closing borders, and force rest of the european countries to close borders, quarantine, and track all infected until they would eliminate it entirely. Funnily that would actually increase EU solidarity, when EU would block migration into small countries, and kick out migrants, it would even do proper steps to stabilize... Instead EU stuck to theirs ideology, and officials continued with theirs retarded policy.
Now of course, they went into stage "but they must recoup theirs profits", and normal citizens are thrown out of equation, because profit of businessmen is more important. Well, more and more I see stuff from EU during this virus, the more I think how socialistic eastern block was full of free people who just had some international travel restrictions and that was it. And yea, TV shows were whitelisted, thus no horrible telenovels.