Testing times ahead for Ireland’s Covid-19 infrastructure
The final phase of the country’s reopening and the approach of winter pose serious challenges to our Covid-19 test-and-trace system
In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the mantra was “test, test, test” as countries fought to quickly identify their Covid-19 cases and isolate them and their close contacts. Yet limited laboratory capacity, supply chain issues and global shortages meant this wasn’t always possible.
Six months on, that mantra hasn’t changed, but Ireland’s testing infrastructure has. With almost 50,000 tests a week now regularly carried out, anyone who fits the...
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