Susan Mitchell: Do not test the public’s patience by keeping the truth from them
Transparency should be seen as a help, not a hindrance, in our shared battle against Covid-19
Ireland reported its first confirmed case of Covid-19 on February 19. Since then, senior health officials have provided regular daily briefings to the media and, by extension, the public. These could have been an exemplar in transparency. Instead some have morphed into a masterclass in obfuscation.
Take testing. We still do not know the average time between requesting a test and receiving a result. Nor do we know the average time between undergoing a Covid-19 test...
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