Tuesday October 20, 2020

Health service must make its own luck this pandemic winter

Comment: There is so little slack in our health service that tough decisions, even ones that reverse previous positions, will have to be taken

20th September, 2020
Even if a second wave is less severe, we will need to be lucky again Picture: Getty

Without minimising the scale of the tragedy that befell so many Irish people over the last six months or the heroic efforts of the frontline professionals who put themselves in harm’s way to look after them, we have to admit that we were a little lucky with the spring 2020 phase of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The early warning provided by the apocalyptic scenes from Italy, our island status, a mild spring and low population...

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