Acquired immunity among unvaccinated will ‘gradually’ cause drop in cases, Nphet advisor says

‘Over time, we will see a reduction, because people who have the greatest level of exposure happen to gain immunity from having had the disease’

Public health experts have admitted that vaccines are now not ‘performing as well as hoped’ when it comes to stopping the transmission of Covid-19. Picture:

Ireland’s immunity to Covid-19 will naturally improve over time as younger people and unvaccinated adults boost their antibodies by virtue of catching the virus, an advisor to the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) has said.

Cathal Walsh, a member of the Independent Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group (IEMAG), said Ireland would likely see a reduction in levels of circulating disease over a “gradual period” as adults who opt against a vaccine, as well as younger ...