A mural showing Dr Tony Holohan on Devitts’ Pub in Dublin by artist Niall O’Loughlin in May
Further to Tanaiste Leo Varadkar’s criticism of NPHET’s Level 5 plan stating it was “not thought through”, a clear rebuke to Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan…
Instead of taking Nphet’s advice on board but not accepting it, Varadkar’s calculated takedown displayed his nasty streak.
Rather than being honest with people and saying the Government feels there is an acceptable level of infection and death, the Government has muddied the water by blaming Nphet for giving bad advice.
Nphet has given its advice in good faith in line with its role and the scope of their expertise…
…The chief medical officer came back to his role, saw Nphet’s advice not being taken seriously and a Government failing to implement its own plan to live with Covid-19 through an utter lack of engagement and enforcement. So Nphet put forward a short, sharp shock to the political system and public at large.
Tony Holohan certainly overplayed his hand, but that didn’t justify Varadkar taking it upon himself to destroy a man’s credibility and character.
On the leaked NPHET letter to Gov:
Dr Tony Holohan says
— Zara King (@ZaraKing) October 7, 2020