Susan O’Keeffe: Vaccination row has exposed fault lines in society
Teachers, understandably upset at being bumped from the priority list, have been subjected to a public backlash, and the divisions sown could well outlast the pandemic
We never suspected that this pandemic would show up precisely how some humans function in society: that they want to be on the last plane out of the war zone and will do what is necessary to secure a place on the flight – even at other people’s expense.
It’s ugly. It’s always ugly when the societal sensibilities are set aside. Please and thank you; nice to see you; after you; you’re very...
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Elaine Byrne: The West’s ‘vaccine nationalism’ is an arrogant and dangerous game
The effectiveness of the vaccines is threatened whenever a new variant of the coronavirus emerges, but the world’s richer countries seem to be more concerned about life returning to normal
Reopening: Frustrating ‘baby steps’ seen as the best way back to normality
Few risks were taken with pilot gigs like the James Vincent McMorrow concert last Thursday, but experts say this approach was correct despite rising optimism at the accelerated vaccine rollout
Covid-19: The slow march to reopening and how the world is faring
As the countries that have achieved the highest levels of vaccine coverage – including Israel, Canada, Chile, Britain and the US – take their first tentative steps into a world of reduced restrictions, the results have been varied
Reopening: ‘The only event without risk is the event that doesn’t happen. People in the events industry understand risk’
While the government hopes that its rollout of test events across sports and entertainment will give us all a sporting chance of near normality, some argue the pilots are far too cautious and unambitious