Solidarity being tested by ‘Covid fatigue’ as restrictions hit home
Unlike the social solidarity of the initial response to Covid-19, the more nuanced health advice being given now is leading to people questioning the rationale for restrictions and, in some regions, a sense of being punished
The TDs in Leinster House are picking up on “Covid fatigue” in constituencies around the country.
It is a long time since Leo Varadkar urged everyone in his St Patrick’s Day address to “come together as a nation by staying apart from each other”.
A weariness with maintaining social distancing, restricting house visits and cancelling most forms of previously normal activity is contributing to the rise in Covid-19 infections.
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