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

8th April, 2021
Susan O’Keeffe: Vaccination row has exposed fault lines in society
‘Achieving the reopening of schools safely was one vital reason for vaccinating teachers, but the other reason was to give teachers comfort in what is anyway a stressed environment’

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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