Susan O’Keeffe: False dawns always come back to bite us

Government should not try to give the impression that we’re on the verge of herd immunity when that remains far from certain

1st April, 2021
Susan O’Keeffe: False dawns always come back to bite us
Health minister Stephen Donnelly has said the decision to vaccinate citizens based on age and not profession is based on science and is not a snub to public-facing workers such as teachers and gardaí. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The Irish Covid ship is becalmed and rudderless – an unhappy combination as we arrive at the Easter break with a real sense of Spring in the air. Perhaps it’s because the Government, like so many people, is also at the end of its very frayed tether, but unfortunately, that’s not allowed.

Governments don’t get to be frayed when people are continuing to get ill and die. They can’t throw the...

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