Susan O’Keeffe: Governments must enforce public health, not wish for it
More consistent policing of Covid-19 regulations is needed to control this lethal, mutating virus
Trying to contain a new virus strain, which is already out of control and was already identified three months ago, is like trying to gather water in a sieve. The 1918 flu pandemic was 100 years ago, yet between 250,000 and 500,000 people still die from flu every year – simply because it mutates constantly and requires new vaccines each and every time.
But, once the Dutch government decided to ban people travelling into the Netherlands from the UK...
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Susan O’Keeffe: Vaccination programme needs to be treated as a national emergency
Poor planning has beset Ireland’s fight against Covid-19 from the start, and we are still lacking
Analysis: Ireland could reach a peak of 50-150 Covid-19 deaths a day
Ireland could see up to 200 hospitalisations and 20 ICU admissions a day by late January
EMA approves extraction of six doses of Pfizer vaccine from five-dose vials
Certain hospitals in Ireland have managed to extract seven doses from Pfizer-BioNtech vials
Comment: Vaccination numbers don’t add up – we’ll be living and dying with Covid-19 until 2022
Ireland needs to be vaccinating upwards of 100,000 people a week but we show no signs of getting close to that figure