The leading immunologist says society does need to fully reopen at some stage, but he “doesn’t envy” the decision Cabinet has to make next week.
Under the reopening plan announced in August, almost all remaining COVID-19 restrictions are due to be lifted next Friday, October 22nd.
However, there has been growing concern among health officials about the rising COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalisations.
The five-day moving average is now more than 1,600 – an increase of over 500 compared to this time last week.
Both the Taoiseach and Tánaiste have now warned they can’t guarantee all restrictions will be lifted, saying it will depend on the advice from NPHET next week.
Professor O’Neill – Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin – told The Pat Kenny Show said there does appear to be growing concerns among officials.
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