How Nphet’s narrative is changing

The chief medical officer’s letters to the government show a lowering of expectations in recent months

27th October, 2021
How Nphet’s narrative is changing
According to letters sent to government from Tony Holohan, the chief medical officer, there has been three significant shifts in Ireland’s Covid strategy in the past three months. Picture: Brian Lawless

As the country transitions to an endemic phase, ideas about what the endemic Ireland will look like have changed dramatically.

According to letters sent to government from Tony Holohan, the chief medical officer, there has been three significant shifts in Ireland’s Covid strategy in the past three months.

In August, Nphet visualised a country that could live with vaccine-suppressed numbers and low risk but in September came the realisation that “vaccines alone” could...

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