Tony O’Brien: We need a face and a voice to lead the vaccine rollout
Vaccinating the population is a huge and tricky task: giving someone full authority over the enterprise would be a good start
If anything about Covid-19 is going to fundamentally test our sense of unity and common purpose, it will be the rollout of the vaccine programme. Any sense of unfairness, preferential treatment for insiders, nepotism, discriminatory practice or political tricks risks unleashing social disharmony that will be hard to resolve.
When we have the luxury of looking back on this time of pandemic and can talk of it in the past tense, there will come a...
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