A Mayo-based disability rights activist is advising that the easing of restrictions will be met with concern from some cohorts.

Achill woman Catherine Gallagher says that those with compromised immune systems and other underlying conditions still face a period of cocooning to ensure their survival.

The DCU PhD student has highlighted that yesterday’s government announcement didn’t mention new anti-viral drugs; something she argues would alleviate concerns considerably.

The 24-year-old also pointed to the fact the discourse surrounding the reopening has often had undertones of Eugenics and a ‘survival of the fittest’ narrative.

Catherine Gallagher told Midwest News that there are many people across the region continuing their isolation, despite the latest easing of restrictions...

 

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