Tony O’Brien: Government must stand firm on age-based vaccine rollout

Grandstanding backbenchers and the shrill indignation of professional groups must be ignored if the most vulnerable are to be protected as rapidly as possible and the vaccine rollout simplified and speeded up

4th April, 2021
Tony O’Brien: Government must stand firm on age-based vaccine rollout
The government decision to allow fully vaccinated people to share indoor spaces together is the correct decision

It’s all about the vaccines now. In his speech last week, the Taoiseach made that as clear as possible: we need to maintain some level of control over Covid infection rates until a sufficient proportion of the population has been vaccinated. This will enable us all to begin to move on from the period of crisis.

It was always going to come to this point, and we are fortunate that it has come...

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