We are, Naimh explains, ‘papering over the cracks’ as the ‘chickens have come home to roost’ with the COVID crisis in Ireland which has been worsened as a result of decades of underinvestment in public health, the two tier health system, the trolley crisis and ‘corridor medicine’, waiting lists and wider societal inequalities. Niamh also criticises the ‘mandemic’ approach with the absence of women’s voices and concerns and gender discrimination within the COVID response. But as Niamh says, Ireland has to change, and we are going to make it change. A really important listen.
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