Elaine Byrne: Why we need to be faster and clearer in dealing with a crisis
If we’ve learned anything from the trauma of the pandemic, it’s that maintaining public trust in health policies is critical
Over the last decade, Ireland has lurched from crisis to crisis, from the financial crash to the bailout, austerity, a severe housing shortage and the outbreak of Covid. Is there an opportunity to learn lessons from our pandemic experience that could help our lives become better in the long term?
Internationally, Ireland ranks highly when it comes to the vaccine rollout and the overall handling of the pandemic, according to both the European Centre for...
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Analysis: At what point could Covid-19 be reasonably compared to a cold or flu?
Covid-19’s levels of fatality far exceed flu, but Omicron’s reduced severity combined with boosters and the arrival of antiviral pills may change that
Are we nearly there yet? How the Covid-19 crisis could be reaching its endgame
A growing number of medical experts are increasingly optimistic that the pandemic may be about to peak, with Omicron causing far fewer deaths and showing a reduced virulence. While there is still some caution, their predictions suggest we can get back to normal soon – but what will that look like?
Editorial: Our relationship with Covid-19 may soon change for the better
The emergence of Omicron may well be the first phase of Covid-19 becoming more like the common cold
WHO expert: Omicron spread means Covid could become like common cold
David Nabarro, the World Health Organisation’s special envoy on Covid-19, nonetheless warned the public to expect ‘a bumpy next few months’