Editorial: Ordinary people did the right thing during the pandemic

The most flagrant violators of Covid-19 rules and restrictions were a handful of powerful people who seemed to think the rules didn’t apply to them

The great mass of the public, here and around the world, responded to Covid-19 with remarkable forbearance, common sense and respect for their fellow citizens. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The virus that causes Covid-19 is turning out to be a great social leveller. It recognises no distinction as to class, wealth, education, power, politics or nationality. To that extent – and perhaps only to that extent – we really were all in this together.

As has been demonstrated throughout the pandemic, it was not ordinary people who had a problem with quarantine restrictions or with the human obligation to get vaccinated, or didn’t give ...