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Are Public Health Officials Scaremongering When They Say A Fourth Wave Is On The Way?

7 April - 12 mins
Podcast Series The Last Word with Matt Cooper

The Independent Scientific Advocacy Group has warned there is a high risk that Ireland is now entering its fourth wave of COVID-19, with a further risk of a fifth wave as a result of new variants.

In a conference held today, ISAG said that lockdown measures have not been effective enough to lead to a safe reopening of the country.

It added that the vaccine programme alone will neither quickly nor comprehensively give sufficient immunity to the population to prevent a fourth or fifth wave.

Is this scaremongering, or do we need a new approach?

To discuss this we were joined by Professor Anthony Staines, Chair of Health Systems in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences at Dublin City Univ...

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