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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Ireland facing another year of living with Covid-19 – Taoiseach

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he expects Ireland will have to continue living with the Covid-19 virus until at least the end of 2021 but that he hopes to see a vaccine by the middle of next year.

Martin said he was hopeful that frontline healthcare workers and society’s most vulnerable citizens could be vaccinated in the first half of 2021 but that he believed the pandemic would last for at least another year.

He noted that while Dr Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) health emergencies programme, was optimistic that a vaccine could be found by April, it would take a long time to roll it out to the whole population.

Martin more positively said he was heartened by Irish research into therapeutics which was “improving all the time”.


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