Analysis: We need a new strategy to beat Covid-19

Suppression and mitigation are not good enough when it comes to the coronavirus. We must aim for elimination

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Tomás Ryan

9th August, 2020
Analysis: We need a new strategy to beat Covid-19
Part of the problem is the implementational deficits of a test/trace/isolation pipeline that is too slow and too leaky

On Friday, some 400,000 people in Kildare, Laois and Offaly were placed under effective lockdown in Ireland. It is the first localised lockdown in the country, but it is unlikely to be the last.

This is what “living with coronavirus” means for us – and it’s awful. It involves socially distanced and precarious conditions of life, limited economic activity and the looming risk of sliding backwards.

Our suppression strategy, if we ever...

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