The Taoiseach addressed the nation on Tuesday evening, detailing the updated roadmap for easing the final Covid-19 restrictions in Ireland.
Thanks to the high vaccination rate among the Irish public and their vigilance throughout the past year and a half, the country is in a strong position.
As of Wednesday, 88.1% of everyone in Ireland over the age of 12 has received at least one vaccination, with 80.5% fully inoculated.
With this level of protection among the population, the question of the National Public Health Emergency Team’s (NPHET) position in the country must now come into debate.
It has been confirmed by Government that NPHET’s position will be “scaled back” from October, as part of the roadmap out of restrictions imposed over the past seventeen months.
Do you believe NPHET should be completely disbanded in October?
Do you feel they should be scaled back, but maintained incase of a future variant of concern?
Or, do you believe NPHET should continue in their current capacity until the pandemic is over?