Patrick Murphy: Flags and political horse trading have proved particularly useless in tackling Covid-19

The vast bulk of MLAs were elected for their flag-waving ability, rather than skills more pertinent to the real world. Picture by Kelvin Boyes/Presseye/PA
You can have a choice of two theories as to why the coronavirus has recently spread here so rapidly. The first is health minister Robin Swann’s assertion that it results from some people givi[...]

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