Susan O’Keeffe: Vaccination rates far too low to offer respite to health workers or public

Medical professionals under intolerable strain as cases and hospitalisations soar

4th January, 2021
Susan O’Keeffe: Vaccination rates far too low to offer respite to health workers or public
‘Health workers need proper rest and that’s the one thing they can’t have – now or in the immediate future.’ Picture: Getty

There really is nothing else to talk about right now. Every which way we toss and turn, we meet Covid-19 staring back at us. Book a haircut? Not possible. Is the dentist open? Probably not. Shall we take Granny out for a drive? Too dangerous. Will the Leaving Cert go ahead this year? Who knows?

The level of uncertainty swilling around is growing, not diminishing. Planning has been submerged by a flood of unknowns, as...

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