Danielle Barron: ‘The rules of the game have changed, and we have to change with them’
While the opposition wants the state to pursue a Zero-Covid approach, the government has already essentially committed to ‘prolonged suppression’. But what do the public health experts think?
Jokes about banana bread and sourdough are wearing thin, and the daily walks have lost their sheen. Road bumps in the vaccine roll-out now look like fallen trees necessitating a circuitous detour. The realisation that the arrival of vaccines will not be a speedy exit strategy from this ongoing crisis is beginning to dawn on the nation.
As the government extends lockdown measures until March 5, the growing sentiment is that something’s got to change....
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Government should begin delayed dosing programme this week, O‘Neill says
If the British 12-week delay strategy were applied to Ireland, it could result in 80 per cent of the adult population being vaccinated with a first dose by the end of May
Tony O’Brien: Our quarantine approach seems designed with failure in mind
The government needs to follow Britain’s example on border health measures, and to face down disgruntled EU states
Exemption to hotel quarantine sought for ‘essential’ engineers by business groups
Representatives of the pharma, medtech and dairy sectors have met with Nphet and the HSE to request changes to the mandatory hotel quarantining system
Danielle Barron on Covid-19: Celebrations across the water - are we nearly there yet?
As we gazed in envy at scenes of Britons socialising last week, it seemed like a different world. But experts say we’re not that far away ourselves