Danielle Barron: ‘The rules of the game have changed, and we have to change with them’

While the opposition wants the state to pursue a Zero-Covid approach, the government has already essentially committed to ‘prolonged suppression’. But what do the public health experts think?

31st January, 2021
Danielle Barron: ‘The rules of the game have changed, and we have to change with them’
Hot topic: By focusing on travel restrictions as a way of curbing the virus, are we simply reaching for the low-hanging fruit? Picture: Leah Farrell

Jokes about banana bread and sourdough are wearing thin, and the daily walks have lost their sheen. Road bumps in the vaccine roll-out now look like fallen trees necessitating a circuitous detour. The realisation that the arrival of vaccines will not be a speedy exit strategy from this ongoing crisis is beginning to dawn on the nation.

As the government extends lockdown measures until March 5, the growing sentiment is that something’s got to change....

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