Title

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

Document Type

Other

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

3. MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Public and environmental health

Publication Details

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

Abstract

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.


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