Derek Scally: Some home thoughts from Berlin on Covid-19

I’m struck by how many of my friends at home feel that anxious and bitter people are setting the pandemic agenda

The Bundestag, German’s federal parliament, in Berlin. The city’s infection rate – though rising –is still about one-third that of Dublin’s

The Bundestag, German’s federal parliament, in Berlin. The city’s infection rate – though rising –is still about one-third that of Dublin’s

A favourite pandemic parlour game has been to look elsewhere and wonder what we could learn from them on Covid-19.

One day we need to be more like Sweden. The next: what can we learn from the Germans? The obvious problem with all of these is that the Irish aren’t Swedish or German. A far more interesting question is: what does Ireland’s Covid-19 response say about its people?

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