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If we all collectively behave, we can stop the Covid-19 surge – Taoiseach

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has stated that “if we all collectively behave”, we can put an end to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases.

When Martin was asked if the government was sending mixed messages after nightclubs were given the green light to reopen, he responded that it was up to individuals.

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Speaking on The Anton Savage Show, Martin stated, “If we all collectively behave and what I mean by that is just watch ourselves, (be a) bit more cautious about how we go about in congregations and so on like that, we can pull this back – particularly if people get vaccinated,”.

Martin also expressed concerns over the five-day moving average of new Covid-19 cases rising to 2,124.

In relation to the virus situation for the winter, Martin said that booster shots will help control the spread of the virus while adding, “Boosters will work,”.

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He said that boosters will offer the protection that people will require, particularly for people over 60 years old.

He added that an annual shot might become a thing in the future, stating, “I’m not an expert but you could be looking at an annual COVID vaccine for the time being. Just like we have the flu vaccine.” 

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