Nphet advisor says limiting indoor dining to vaccinated people can keep Covid cases below the most optimistic scenario

Cathal Walsh says the government’s plan, which has been widely criticised by the hospitality sector, could allow the country to keep cases well under 81,000 over the coming months

29th June, 2021
Nphet advisor says limiting indoor dining to vaccinated people can keep Covid cases below the most optimistic scenario
Groups representing pub and restaurant owners have criticised the government’s announcement and have claimed the plan to limit indoor dining to vaccinated people is unworkable. Picture: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

Ireland can keep case numbers lower than even the most optimistic scenarios envisioned by public health experts if indoor dining is limited to those who are fully vaccinated, a Nphet advisor has claimed.

Cathal Walsh, chair of statistics at the University of Limerick and a member of the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Group, said Ireland could keep case numbers much lower than 81,000, which was the most optimistic figure of five scenarios delivered to the government...

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