You are talking about the past here, and in any event it is all irrelevant to the question of travel.
France's deaths per capita are higher than America. In which French city was the epicenter over there? Paris?
And why are there not similar quarantining issues when flying into Paris? Are the French being reckless or is NYC being to restrictive?
NYC, with a population of 8 million, currently has less than 50 daily deaths. Doubtful that Paris is any better than that.