Susan O’Keeffe: Governments must enforce public health, not wish for it

More consistent policing of Covid-19 regulations is needed to control this lethal, mutating virus

21st December, 2020
Susan O’Keeffe: Governments must enforce public health, not wish for it
Once the Dutch government banned people travelling into the Netherlands from the UK for 48 hours, it was just a matter of time before others followed suit – including Ireland. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Trying to contain a new virus strain, which is already out of control and was already identified three months ago, is like trying to gather water in a sieve. The 1918 flu pandemic was 100 years ago, yet between 250,000 and 500,000 people still die from flu every year – simply because it mutates constantly and requires new vaccines each and every time.

But, once the Dutch government decided to ban people travelling into the Netherlands from the UK...

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