Most anti-lockdown sentiment is driven by ignorance, conspiracy theories, or far-right politics. The problem is that the political system’s lack of credibility gives it undeserved credibility. The pandemic has exposed an old problem in a new guise: the scrutiny of government by the Oireachtas is dismal.
The vast majority of us admit that we are in the kind of existential emergency where governments need to be able to act quickly. The state must impose measures which, in ordinary times, would be considered tyranny.
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