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Ireland has had two very distinct Covid-19 waves. A Zero covid strategy was possible last June had we had an all island strategy and good controls at ports and airports together with an enforced quarantine period, but is it now?  The public are tiring of lock-downs and many businesses will start to go bust. But can we hang in their until safe and efficient vaccine arrive n sufficient numbers to generate herd immunity?



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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Nov 22nd, 2020 at 02:42:42 PM EST
The public are tiring of lock-downs

Are they also tired of being alive?

...many businesses will start to go bust

Change the policies or watch the economy crumble.

Sometimes the answers get really simple.

 

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Nov 22nd, 2020 at 04:31:06 PM EST
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It's always somebody else whose going to die, and my business which has to come first...  In fairness bankruptcies have been largely avoided to date due to government subsidies.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Nov 22nd, 2020 at 07:47:12 PM EST
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Did the DUP not want to go for an all-island strategy? Is my prejudicial guess right?

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Sun Nov 22nd, 2020 at 07:25:04 PM EST
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No Sinn Fein did. the DUP were reluctant to depart from Boris' policies, although recently more agreement and better coordination on an all-island basis has been achieved. Unfortunately infections and deaths in the North are now more than twice the southern rate.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Nov 22nd, 2020 at 07:44:54 PM EST
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Sinn Fein?! Why?

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Sun Nov 22nd, 2020 at 07:53:20 PM EST
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Because they support a united Ireland, and anything which reduces divergence between North and south.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Nov 22nd, 2020 at 10:06:55 PM EST
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I misformulated my question.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Mon Nov 23rd, 2020 at 06:25:58 PM EST
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