Tomás Ryan: Who’s afraid of zero-Covid? Our government, that’s who

There is robust support among the public for an elimination strategy to kill off the virus, yet Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael keep resisting it in favour of half-measures and wishful thinking

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Tomás Ryan

31st January, 2021
Tomás Ryan: Who’s afraid of zero-Covid? Our government, that’s who
It’s a bit crude, painful in the short-term, but it can remove the tumour and return a relatively normal life

We’ve been waiting for a new strategy since the new year began. Many of us feel like we’re at the end of our tether. Despite the gradual roll-out of vaccines, it’s clear that the pandemic will continue to overshadow most of 2021, at least. The primary factor in our success this year will not be the speed of vaccine supply, it will be the number of infections.

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