County Wexford’s 14 Day Incidence Rate continues to fall, standing at 42.1 cases per 100,000 up to the 19th of November, the lowest in the country, but yet small businesses remain closed, or at best operating at below capacity through a click and collect system. The towns around the county are having the life drained from them.
The level 5 restrictions imposed a month ago has not seen a noticeable fall in COVID 19 cases, one has to ask the question should level 3 have been given more time, as these were the restrictions that reduced numbers.
People bought into Level 5 with the promise of a “Christmas” from the government, but already we see the Taoiseach beginning to claw back on that promise by saying it wont be a normal Christmas.
An Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, raised many concerns about NPHET’s insistence of imposing level 5 restrictions in the infamous Clare Byrne interview, in hindsight, he may well have been correct.