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While we catastrophise about Covid, we ignore risk of running out of cash

Dan O'Brien


The dangers posed by the virus are being exaggerated in debate on this issue while the real threat of national bankruptcy is not appreciated

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'All this raises the question: how much debt can a country bear?' (stock photo)

'All this raises the question: how much debt can a country bear?' (stock photo)

'All this raises the question: how much debt can a country bear?' (stock photo)

We Irish view the world in an increasingly strange and unhealthy way. We catastrophise about Covid in a way other European countries do not. We focus on how bad the effects of the virus could get, on how many more restrictions might be imposed by Government and how helpless we are in the face of the virus.

We focus much less on what we can do to lessen its effects: by increasing our health capacity, by talking about adopting the many new treatments that are being successfully used around the world and by exploring the vaccines that are being developed and what issues will arise around roll-out.


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