Quarantine hurts, but it works

A sense of ‘proportion’ is exactly what we need when dealing with a deadly virus that will keep spreading if we don’t clamp down on travel

24th January, 2021
Quarantine hurts, but it works
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said last week that imposing MHQ in Ireland would be “disproportionate”

Twelve months ago, almost 3,000 Irish people facing into the new year had no inkling that a novel virus would take them from us in the cruellest fashion.

Dying alone, the fortunate got to say a breathless goodbye to their loved ones on FaceTime. Deaths aside, life has been put on hold for our oldest and most vulnerable citizens. There is no doubt that the virus is winning. If 2021 is to be the year where...

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