Susan O’Keeffe: Optimism not the best substitute for science

The worldwide evidence cannot be ignored, the Delta variant is a reality and Ireland’s vaccination figures are not sufficient yet to provide robust herd immunity

1st July, 2021
Susan O’Keeffe: Optimism not the best substitute for science
The hospitality industry and many members of the public want to see indoor dining resume, but the consequences of proceeding too swiftly may be severe. Picture:

Has the pandemic in Ireland reached the stage where the public no longer really cares about the science? Once the pub doors were opened and tickets went back on sale for football and rugby, it was as if the blanket of doom had been lifted and life began to flood back into our collective veins.

Oh yes, every event, business and office says it’s subject to Covid-19 regulations; social distancing and masks are the new...

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