Ireland returns to lock up, imprisoning everyone in their homes; other EU nations may follow

Ireland has become the first European country to reinstitute a nationwide lockdown. The government’s stay-at-home order went into effect Wednesday.

Source: Ireland Is the First European Country to Return to Nationwide Shutdown | Travel + Leisure

As explained endlessly by actual experts, lock ups are a temporary, non-sustainable measure – that temporarily slows or delays infections. Locking everyone up does not stop the pandemic, however. And it comes with tremendous costs (like me having to wait two months to get a broken foot diagnosed earlier this year).