In any eventuality, however, these best-case scenarios are merely projections of current data – curves will change if rules are changed. Policy changes should not be conflated with public health realities. The equation is therefore a simple one: if decorum can be maintained for a further eight weeks, the outlook is good. In that regard, on a local and personal note, from a public health standpoint Killiney Beach on Wednesday made for a dystopian scene with unpoliced drunken brawls, large groups and zero distancing, something that threatens to undo so much of the good work and hard sacrifices thus far. Is it any wonder the Green Party in Ireland is seen as little more than light entertainment?
Source: Irish Independent May 22, 2020 01:30 UTC