Is our best immunity.
Let this go viral’.
Prof Chris Fitzpatrick, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist
Cork Street, Dublin 8
Letting Cheltenham go ahead has caused unnecessary risk
It might appear inconceivable that immediately after identifying an in situ case of Covid-19, the British government would allow the Cheltenham race meeting to proceed.
But it did allow it to proceed, and apart from possible acceleration of potentially the worst pandemic of recent centuries, the message sent out is appalling.
It appears the sport of kings, usurped by a modern elite aristocracy, with obscene displays of wealth, power and contempt,
will take precedence over the health, the welfare and the livelihood of lesser echelons of society.
Boris Johnson was made by his steely determination to “get Brexit done”.
He may be just as quickly undone by what appears abject capitulation to “real power” in the land as revealed by his fawning decision to “let the horses run”.
The concern and steely determination so necessary in those who purport to guard the health and welfare of Irish people will be sorely tested and exposed by imposition, or otherwise, of mandatory self-isolation on the irresponsible, thoughtless and selfish betrayers of Irish health and safety, who wish to return from an identified location of the dreaded virus.
We are told that to beat this pandemic, we must all pull together.
Those who recklessly travelled to Cheltenham have already pulled the other way.
Tubbercurry, Co Sligo
Virus shows countries are stronger if they work together
The Covid-19 outbreak with its total disregard for national boundaries has shown the human race that all countries must act together in global solidarity to survive into the future.
Nationalistic jingoism has been exposed
as a false path for people to follow; it is only by the strengthening international institutions and giving them the necessary resources to strengthen international solidarity that our fragile human race
will evolve and survive into a humanised future.
Malahide, Co Dublin
Healthy advice on how to keep ahead of the virus threat
As COVID-19 becomes a daily topic, it is important that we don’t become bored and wash our hands of it. It’s all a bit up in the air at the moment.
Swords, Co Dublin
Shamrock ceremony could come with a very high price
Could we, the Irish people, have an estimate of the cost of delivering one (one only) bowl of shamrock to the White House in Washington in 2020?
Roscarbery, Co Cork
Greens put the country first with call for national unity
I would like to thank the Greens for exposing Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin as nothing more than the power
hungry political amateurs they are when
it comes to putting the good of the country first and taking a serious approach to dealing with the coronavirus emergency that is gripping the globe.
The Greens dropped a bombshell into Irish politics when they actually put the country first and suggested we have a national government.
When Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin responded as they did, we all learned how they feel about their own importance rather than the very serious situation the country faces.
I did not cast my vote for the Greens as I still remember their lack of input in the last government they were involved in.
But I hold them on a much higher level of appreciation as a political party that puts the country first.
Kingswood Heights, Dublin 24
Is this why the Sanders campaign looks frazzled?
Suffice it to say the Bernie Sanders campaign is suffering from a severe case of Bern-out!
Mooresville NC 28117, USA