One year on: what the experts say about how the pandemic will play out over winter

As the return to schools, colleges and workplaces continues, we again ask the public health experts for their predictions on the progress of our battle against Covid in the months ahead

Delta variant: The most pressing issue September will bring is just how big the school surge will be

One year ago, the Business Post asked Ireland’s leading public health experts to look ahead to 2021 and project how the pandemic would play out month by month.

Their projections were largely correct – from “on and off” restrictions amid recurrent waves and a pivotal Christmas period to a New Year vaccine rollout that would not reach the majority until the summer months. But one underlying assumption – that vaccines would automatically bring an end ...