Colm McCarthy Opinion Travel policy inflicts damage while offering no protection
Last week the news bulletins featured two utterly discordant messages to the public about the fight to contain Covid. The first was a series of anguished appeals from Ronan Glynn and other public health officials to cut back on socialising. The spike in cases is serious and their concern was palpable. The R number must be brought back below one and this can only be achieved if people voluntarily rein in their social contacts with friends, neighbours, and strangers.