Cathal Mac Coille: Repairing the damage of coronavirus will require tough choices

Any review of actions taken before and during the pandemic is likely to result in major policy changes, while recovery is likely to be slow and arduous

26th April, 2020
Cathal Mac Coille: Repairing the damage of coronavirus will require tough choices
Health workers wearing PPE in Bordeaux, France: A group of supporters of President Emmanuel Macron in France’s National Assembly have set up a website called The Day After, asking voters how the country should change as Covid-19 is brought under control’ Getty

We don’t know when or how this crisis will end, but we can be sure of one thing: Ireland afterwards won’t be an unchanged place, gradually returning to the way it used to be. The sadness and anxiety left by so many deaths, the economic and social damage, and the cost of repairing it will all have long-lasting effects. The repairs will require hard choices, some of which are becoming clear already....

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