Susan O’Keeffe: Unity and collaboration, not infighting and disagreement, are needed to combat Omicron

There is no excuse for politicians and public health officials who have agreed to take on this onerous task to then find themselves struggling to work for the common good

Members of the public queue for a booster injection at Croke Park as the threat of Omicron looms over Christmas and the new year. Picture:

The 2020 Christmas disappointments centred on many people being locked down and prevented from travel in order to avoid being ill. The 2021 Christmas disappointments look like they will centre on many more people isolating over this festive season, because they have contracted the new Omicron strain. Or any strain for that matter.

This week, the UK recorded its highest ever level of infections for one day – 78,610 – in the same week as ...