Covid-19: an endless marathon, not a sprint

The coronavirus is no longer pandemic, but endemic. Can we learn anything from how other countries are managing the long haul?

24th October, 2021
Covid-19: an endless marathon, not a sprint
GardaÍ help to manage a long queue to get into Copper Face Jack’s in Dublin as nightclubs around the country re-opened. Picture: RollingNews.ie

How do you end a pandemic? Some had hoped that vaccines could do it, but this plan has been scuppered.

There are issues with reduced efficacy from new variants, waning immunity over time requiring new rounds of boosters and the delay in vaccinating children as well as the flat out refusal by some to take it.

All of these factors mean that the desired 87.5 per cent population uptake it was thought was required for...

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