Tomás Ryan: Health versus the economy is a false dichotomy

Pitting one against the other makes no sense, because they are tied together on the same side of the scales

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Tomás Ryan

5th July, 2020
Tomás Ryan: Health versus the economy is a false dichotomy
What we have at the moment is not a tension between health and economics, but a conflict between hard pragmatic thinking and magical thinking

Whatever way we look at it, we are only at the end of the beginning of this pandemic. Covid-19 numbers are currently low in Ireland, but 11 million people have been infected worldwide and it is still accelerating.

Now in summer, it feels that every conversation on Covid-19 hinges around a notion of “balance”. We need to find a balanced approach to school reopening. A balanced approach to normal economic activity. A balanced approach to non-essential...

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