The rocky road ahead for a Covid weary nation
No sooner had the latest lockdown been announced to a weary public, than confidence was rocked when the HSE admitted it was going to have to ask thousands of Covid-19 patients to do their own contract tracing
Even before Ireland moved to level 5 restrictions on Wednesday night, the discourse around the decision was dominated by one question: what next?
While many are taking the six-week timeline with a large grain of salt, saying it will undoubtedly last much longer, others are predicting a few weeks of freedom over the Christmas period followed by yet another lockdown as 2021 begins.
They don’t do Covid-19 crystal balls, but the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet)’s...
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