Saturday April 4, 2020

History now consists of two phases: before Covid-19 and after

We are living in a new reality, one in which people and organisations have stepped up impressively in the face of this vast threat

22nd March, 2020
Ireland has a new appreciation for the public sector and its response to Covid-19. Picture: Sam Boal/RollingNews

All is changed, changed utterly. Everything we know is now divided into two vastly different understandings of the world – BC (before Covid-19) and AC (after).

As a result of the crisis, Ireland has a newfound appreciation of the public sector. Dr Tony Holohan, the chief medical officer, Paul Reid, the chief executive of the HSE, and Dr Colm Henry, the chief clinical officer of the HSE, have become household names almost overnight.

The perception...

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