Colin Murphy: Unlocking the lockdown is an imperative, but not to ‘let it rip’

If draconian lockdowns are designed to protect the vulnerable, then as the vaccine protects those most at risk, we can open up society while still managing the pandemic by community consent, not compulsion

13th December, 2020
Colin Murphy: Unlocking the lockdown is an imperative, but not to ‘let it rip’
If we locked down primarily to protect the vulnerable, then being able to protect them via a vaccine should allow us to open up.

“If we do start to roll out this vaccine", said Ciara Kelly to her listeners on Newstalk on Tuesday morning, "I don't think there's any justification for us remaining closed or in any form of lockdown, as such, once the vulnerable have been vaccinated”.

Kelly was soon trending on Twitter. Praised by some, she was pilloried by many. "Trumpian", she was called - "irresponsible", "selfish", "crazy”, and worse.

But what Kelly said...

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