Winter of discontent looms as coronavirus refuses to go away
A second lockdown is not on the cards just yet, but the Covid-19 infection numbers make gloomy reading for medics, politicians and the public alike
Ireland may not be heading for another nationwide lockdown just yet, but we are undeniably battening down the hatches for a winter of discontent and disruption.
Another week of high infection numbers means our 14-day average has risen to 33 cases per 10,000 people – far fewer than Spain and France, but significantly above Britain, Germany and Italy, and on a par with outlier Sweden.
The R or reproduction number has come down but still hovers ominously...
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