Analysis: Government pins recovery hopes on vaccine rollout

Covid supports cannot be maintained indefinitely but the Taoiseach’s confidence in ramping up the pace of vaccination is a positive sign for now

28th April, 2021
Analysis: Government pins recovery hopes on vaccine rollout
Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Phil O’Neill, chief operations officer of the HSE, and Paul Reid, HSE chief executive, at the vaccination centre in Citywest, Dublin. Picture: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The government always hoped that the daily focus would switch at some stage from the number of Covid-19 cases to the number of vaccinations.

That is the case in the state’s Covid Tracker app, where the display for users first shows the one million-plus people who have been vaccinated, and then the daily case numbers.

And it was evident in the Dáil at leaders’ questions, where the achievement of the vaccination targets was...

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