Fintans moans. I’m sure he would have mocked John Waters for saying at the time of “The Children’s Rights” referendum ‘I wouldn’t trust the HSE to mind my cat’
I don’t doubt the sincerity of Niac’s advice, or of its conviction that it knows better than the EMA, Canada, France, Germany, Finland, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Austria and other countries who are mixing doses to protect their citizens. But for those of us on the wrong end of this policy, it feels like we are being treated simply as the most convenient group, in Kingston Mills’s words, to “‘use up’ the stocks of the AstraZeneca vaccine”.
There is a price to be paid for this short-term convenience, however. Public trust is a precious commodity – governments squander it when they mislead citizens so blatantly. And if you make people feel foolish for obeying the authorities in a crisis, they will be less inclined to do so when the next one arrives.
Fascinating insight into Fintan’s mindset. As a Leftist he must always support the principle of a benevolent Globohomo State bureaucracy. This isn’t the 1950s you know ! The State in the past has things to apologize for, but the State in the present gets things wrong…but it’s intentions are what’s important.
Imagine Fintan saying
I don’t doubt the sincerity of the Religious Orders or their conviction that they know better
Of course the Globohomo bureaucracy kinda is A Religious Order