Lucinda Creighton: We need to talk about who will call the shots in a post-Covid world
The government has been led in its decisions on the pandemic by Nphet, an unelected body that favours conformity of opinion within its ranks, but as we move towards ‘Living with Covid’, it is time to reinstate proper democratic accountability and transparency
As we approach the 80 per cent vaccination level among the adult Irish population – the supposed holy grail of “herd immunity” – it is hard not to wonder when the government’s plans for “living with Covid” are likely to kick in.
Living with Covid is supposed to mean that we develop long-lasting and realistic strategies to co-exist with the virus. We all know this virus is endemic. It is not going anywhere. Once the ...