Bedding down for a long, hard winter
Ireland is third-worst in the EU for ICU beds per capita. But there’s no quick fix to the problem
Ireland is a country in Covid-19 purgatory. While the National Public Health Emergency Team’s (Nphet) call to move to level 5 restrictions was roundly rejected by the government, level 3 is looking like a last-chance saloon if we don’t want to find ourselves in lockdown again.
WhatsApp groups across the country were ablaze last Sunday night as the news of a potential national shutdown leaked following a hastily organised Nphet meeting – one...
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