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A State of Emergency: The Story of Ireland’s Covid Crisis

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Description for A State of Emergency: The Story of Ireland’s Covid Crisis Paperback. The electrifying behind-the-scenes account of a year that brought Ireland to the brink and back - the inside story of Ireland’s struggle to contain Covid-19. Based on a wealth of original research and over a hundred interviews with cabinet members, public health officials, frontline workers, and ordinary people on whom the crisis exacted a personal toll, A State of Emergency is the incendiary untold story of Ireland’s response to the biggest public health emergency of the past century. Ranging from the halls of Government Buildings, where conflict between the new Cabinet and its public health advisors threatened to derail the official response, to the frontlines of the containment effort itself, where doctors, nurses, and the communities they served found themselves pushed to breaking point, A State of Emergency is a landmark work of journalism and a riveting insider account of the struggle to bring Ireland back from the brink.
The electrifying behind-the-scenes account of a year that brought Ireland to the brink and back. In 2020 Ireland was launched into a state of turmoil, with the Government scrambling to handle the arrival of a virus that would see the already strained healthcare system buckle under the weight of the responsibility foisted upon it. The National Public Health Emergency Team was sent into overdrive, while thousands became unemployed as businesses around the country ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2021
Publisher
HarperCollinsIreland
Condition
New
Number of Pages
336
Place of Publication
, Ireland
ISBN
9780008502829
SKU
9780008502829
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Ref
99-4

About Richard Chambers
As the News Correspondent with Virgin Media News, Richard Chambers is one of Ireland's most recognisable and respected broadcast journalists, whose coverage of the pandemic has earned widespread acclaim. Prior to joining Virgin Media in 2018, he spent five years as a reporter with Newstalk FM. A State of Emergency is his first book.

Reviews for A State of Emergency: The Story of Ireland’s Covid Crisis
'Absolutely RIVETING' - Marian Keyes 'The last thing I thought I would want to read at the end of 2021 was a book about Covid-19 ... I was wrong. At times it reads like a thriller with larger-than-life characters we all think we know, who ... Read more

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