Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said yesterday that he wants to see “tougher interrogation” of Zero Covid advocates on exactly what they want. So in this Reboot Republic we talk to Professor in Genetics in Trinity College Dublin, Aoife McLysaght, we about the latest rising figures of COVID 19, what is likely to happen on the basis of the current approach, and what should the Government do on April 5th. Aoife sets out that we can achieve Zero Covid but cannot rely on vaccination alone as a strategy. She explains why there must be hotel quarantine for all incoming passengers not just from the 33 countries, and why resourcing public health is absolutely fundamental to understand where transmission is originating from, how to respond, and social inclusion – engaging with marginalised communities, supported isolation for those in overcrowding who cant isolate, and targeted interventions through an area based/regional approach to lockdowns.
This is a message of hope – but Government must step up. You can play your part by contacting We Can Be Zero – a people’s campaign and support them to get the Government to adopt a ZeroCovid strategy.
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