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Enough is enough - we must get people back to work to end economic genocide

Ian O'Doherty


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Cheers: People take a selfie at an outdoor seating section of a Prague pub, as the Czech government lifted restrictions allowing restaurants with outdoor areas to reopen. Photo: REUTERS/David W Cerny

Cheers: People take a selfie at an outdoor seating section of a Prague pub, as the Czech government lifted restrictions allowing restaurants with outdoor areas to reopen. Photo: REUTERS/David W Cerny

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Cheers: People take a selfie at an outdoor seating section of a Prague pub, as the Czech government lifted restrictions allowing restaurants with outdoor areas to reopen. Photo: REUTERS/David W Cerny

Our country is dying. Slowly but surely, we are watching a horror movie unfold in front of our eyes, yet we can't seem to do anything about it.

There is no doubt that Covid-19 has been the worst thing to ever happen to most of us. Certainly, people who can remember World War II might be forgiven for thinking that they had lived through worse times, but in contemporary terms this is a disaster which is only comparable to 9/11 in relation to the damage it has wreaked on us all.

But the time has surely come to say enough is enough. We need to get the country back off its knees and back to work, to socialise, to communicate like normal people and, essentially, to get back to living.