Anticipating the next pandemic
Some in the political class seem confident there will be another pandemic. Táiniste Micheál Martin for instance.
In anticipation of which he thinks
the inquiry the evaluation should take it easy on those who took action during the COVID pandemic. Because fear of consequences might restrain them during the next pandemic.
Yes. The next one.
But he probably need not worry. Because…
The review is being dubbed an “Independent Pandemic Evaluation,” and will reportedly not be a statutory inquiry. This means it will not have the powers to compel witnesses to give evidence, nor will it be able to set limits on the government’s discretionary control of the inquiry. It will reportedly focus on “lessons” that can be learned from the pandemic and lockdown period.Gript.ie