The Last Post: A dose of reality works wonders to overcome the Covid-19 stalemate

The shift in attitudes over restrictions could result in a better balance between containing the virus and protecting the economy

11th October, 2020
The Last Post: A dose of reality works wonders to overcome the Covid-19 stalemate
The coronavirus crisis is now entering its seventh month, with both the health and economic repercussions mounting. Pic: Fergal Phillips

It may not have exactly been a tipping point, but the past week may turn out to have been very significant in bringing about a realignment of the national consensus as to how we fight Covid-19 in the absence of a vaccine and an acceptance that elimination of it on the island may be beyond us.

The economic considerations of the virus restrictions to the state, individuals, families and businesses have always been acknowledged and...

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