Comment: Learning to live with Covid will replace cycle of lockdowns in 2021

As governments introduce tighter restrictions in the hope of salvaging Christmas, it is becoming ever more apparent that the current approach has a shelf life

27th October, 2020
Comment: Learning to live with Covid will replace cycle of lockdowns in 2021
Governments across Europe are hoping restrictions mean new cases will have fallen by mid-December, allowing some Christmas cheer. Photograph: Sarko Lazarov / RollingNews.ie

Trying to save Christmas in the midst of a pandemic is a brave concept; it’s one that would have been invented by politicians if it hadn’t already existed. Public exhaustion with lockdown and isolation has already been well articulated, and the target of having a more enjoyable Christmas season is the best – and only – carrot the government can contrive to persuade the public to pull together to reduce Covid-19 numbers....

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