Varadkar and Coveney fail to see their job is to manage policy during a crisis
As history can prove over and over, where responsibility is divided it is frequently avoided.
That one is not as cryptic as it might sound at first.
Buck-passing is a great political skill to acquire and some people - not just professional politicians - operate it at Olympic level. But it is also a tiresome carry-on, especially when it is operated backwards as well as forwards.