Thursday August 6, 2020

Demonising those missing Covid-19 tests is a mistake

Turning testing into an ‘us and them’ issue will be counter-productive as we continue to fight the virus

26th July, 2020
Last week, it emerged that roughly a quarter of those scheduled for Covid-19 tests because they were close contacts of a confirmed case had not shown up

From the US’s armed anti-lockdown protests to the hordes descending on Britain’s beaches to the backlash against mask-wearing, there has been no shortage of refuseniks throughout the pandemic. Last week, it seemed we had discovered some more of our own.

At the Oireachtas special committee on the Covid-19 response on Tuesday, it emerged that roughly a quarter of those scheduled for tests because they were close contacts of a confirmed case...

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