A month ago, Covid-19 was down to tiny figures but now it is rising again thanks to our stupid government.
They turned a blind eye to what was happening in the meat plants because they did not want to upset the likes of Larry Goodman.
They did nothing to move people out of direct provision centres.
But they blamed ordinary people, claiming that house parties are the main problem.
The situation could get even worse – if we follow the instructions of Health Minister, Stephen Donnelly.
In what must rank as the most idiotic interview ever, he was asked to justify why it is wrong to have more than six people in a house but have thirty people in a classroom.
He replied that a school was a ‘controlled environment’ but a home was not. ‘We are all risk takers’ he said. ‘’Jumping on a trampoline is a risk’. ‘Getting into your car is a risk’. So what’s the difference with risking school opening – this was his point.
He is off his head. International research shows that schools can easily become the main carriers of Covid-19 if proper measures are not put in place.
Here is what a decent government would do
- It would cut class sizes so that there is a 2 metre gap between students
- It would commandeer spaces in halls surrounding schools
- It would recruit hundreds of teachers on proper contracts
- It would insist that all students wear face masks and provide teachers with visors
- It would set up random weekly testing to catch asymptomatic cases.
Instead of sending the police to our homes, the government should set up proper test and trace centres. It should take control of the private hospital to make sure we can deal with the virus.
An idiot like Donnelly will never do this. We need to get rid of this government to really tackle Covid-19