Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said those who are unvaccinated are most at risk from Covid-19 over the next few weeks than at any point during the pandemic.
“We have vaccines now which has weakened the connection between cases and hospitalisations and deaths, but it’s not broken it and we have a virus now that is more infectious than ever before,” Varadkar said during Leaders Questions.
“At the start of the pandemic, older people were the most vulnerable. We asked them to stay at home and that saved lives.”
“But things have changed, now unvaccinated people – that is people who are not fully vaccinated – are the most vulnerable,” he continued.
“Over the course of the next few weeks, people who are not fully vaccinated are at greater risk than ever before in this pandemic because this virus is so transmissible.”
Varadkar said there have been 200 patients with Covid-19 in ICU over the past two months, with 199 of them not fully vaccinated.