How 6 More Weeks of Lockdown Will Test the Nation's Unity

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3. MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Public and environmental health

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RTE Brainstorm, Updated / Thursday, 22 Oct 2020 10:46


The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on Ireland politically, economically and socially. It poses a threat to our population, both in terms of a risk to human life and the social conflicts and societal divisions that can be attributed to this contagion. The pandemic has fuelled national friction and caused tension, anxiety and uncertainty for us all. Unpredictability, new social norms and less control and power over our own lives have resulted in higher anxiety levels as we face the prospect of social and economic sacrifice without any guarantee of a better future.