People power can drive R number back down

The rapid increase in Covid-19 cases is disappointing, but experts say we can still avoid a second wave if we act now

19th July, 2020
People power can drive R number back down
As people go back to work and begin to shop and socialise more, health officals believe there is a reluctance among people to limit their movements

As Ireland finally hits a stumbling block in its heretofore smooth progression through our reopening stages, the overarching message from politicians and public health experts alike is this: it was the collective power of the people that allowed the virus to be suppressed, and it is our behaviour that could allow it to take hold again.

Tomorrow, the country will not move to phase four of easing restrictions. Pubs not serving food will remain shut...

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