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Double standard on health measures' effects on livelihoods.

  • 10-11-2020 1:07pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,497 ✭✭✭ political analyst

    In 2001, St. Patrick's Day parades were cancelled and restrictions were placed on cross-border transport of dairy products and on the movement of animals because of the foot-and-mouth disease crisis to protect farmers' livelihoods.

    So why does the government not have the same level of concern for the livelihoods of people who run and are employed by other enterprises (cafés, clothes and toy shops, hair and beauty salons) with regard to Covid restrictions?

    I suspect that there is a double standard because small enterprises are not viewed with the same importance as farms were in 2001.