‘Silent majority’ backs lockdown as hopes rise for early vaccine

Red C poll finds that 66 per cent are in favour of new restrictions and on-the-spot fines, while a major pharma firm predicts 100 million doses of vaccine will be ready by the end of the year

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
25th October, 2020
‘Silent majority’ backs lockdown as hopes rise for early vaccine
The Red C/ poll found that 66 per cent were in favour of on-the-spot fines of €500 for people who breach the 5km travel restriction

A “silent majority” of the population backs strict level 5 restrictions and the use of fines to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the latest Business Post/Red C poll shows.

Some 66 per cent of people support the move to lock down the country, with just 18 per cent opposed. An equal number backs the use of fines...

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