The stick is important, but the carrot approach works better in Covid fight
Analysis: Contact tracing was never meant for 1,000 cases a day, and lockdowns are effective, but aren’t a long-term solution. So what does work, in a nation like ours, when we are at this crucial tipping point?
Pandemics ebb and flow, and this one is no different. We can see that when we compare the chaos in Italy to the relative calm of Ireland in July.
It’s why there is no “one size fits all” approach to outbreaks. The management of pandemics depends on the phase, the robustness of the healthcare system, and the prevailing political and public mood.
What might have been appropriate for Ireland in March...
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