Fears are growing that Ireland could be faced with yet another lockdown this winter, even though 90% of the population above the age of 12 has now been vaccinated.
People say that they won’t put up with being locked down again, but if the Tanaiste’s most recent comments are anything to go by, then they better be prepared for one.
The Tanaiste Leo Varadkar has said that because of vaccinations, close to 3,000 daily cases doesn’t mean the same thing that it did in winter 2020, but that further restrictions could have to be implemented.
According to RTE, “Nobody can rule it (another lockdown) out. As the CMO said the other day, It can’t be taken off the table, but we do believe that we can avoid it,” Mr Varadkar said.
“Deaths – though deaths are happening and every death is a tragedy – are a fraction of what they would have been previously because of the vaccines.”
“If we can keep it in that space (where it’s at and a little more), I don’t think it would be necessary to reimpose restrictions, but if it started to go well ahead of those numbers then we would get more worried,” he said.
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