Saturday October 31, 2020

As the rules change, so does the narrative

Ahead of a mooted shift to level 5 restrictions, sections of the public are increasingly chafing against what they see as illogical and contradictory advice to stop the spread of the virus

18th October, 2020
People questioned why they could meet a family member outside a café, but not in their back garden

Another week, another set of recommendations from the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet). On Friday, it emerged that the latest advice from Dr Tony Holohan, the chief medical officer, and his colleagues was that the country should move to level 5 of the government framework for a total of six weeks.

As was the case when a similar recommendation was made less than a fortnight ago, there was vocal criticism of the suggestion to impose...

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