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Stormont is reaping the Covid danse macabre it has sown

Máiría Cahill


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Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann. Photo: PA

Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann. Photo: PA

Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann. Photo: PA

My friend’s 86-year-old mother hasn’t been outside since before the pandemic, except to go to her doctor.

“I’m too scared,” she told me on Wednesday over the phone. And so, after working hard her whole life, and being relatively active, her entire world has become confined to her living room for almost two years. She received her booster jab last week, and yet the fear of catching Covid is always prevalent in her mind.


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