Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health at the Department of Health last night
HSE cancels AstraZeneca clinics planned for Tuesday (Independent.ie)
Last night: After You
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, Dr Ronan Glynn
“The plan is to proceed very cautiously on the basis of the data that’s in front of us, for as long as it takes. I’m hopeful that as we move into June, as those who have been most vulnerable are fully vaccinated and as we roll out millions of doses of vaccine to adults, that we’ll be in a far, far brighter and better position than we are at the moment.”
Dr Ronan Glynn last night.
“We do understand and get it that people are fed up…
“I am not going to speculate, but we will give people clear indications in advance of April 5th as to how we see April panning out and I don’t believe in speculating beyond that.”
Taoiseach Micheal Martin.
Taoiseach refuses to speculate on relaxing restrictions (RTÉ)
The Acting Chief Medical Officer has said “it’s unfortunate that the plan was published at a time at which the trajectory of the virus is changing in this country”.
Also speaking at the Global Ireland 2020 Summit, Dr Ronan Glynn, said they’ve “tried to be more nuanced and we try to be as proportionate as possible in the measures” but as part of that “it does lead to confusion”.
He said he believes the messaging is very clear: “We don’t want you to mix with any more than one other household, quite simply, now is not the time for wet bars to open in Dublin and equally if possible, and this is the nuance, this is the proportionality, we’re asking people if possible to avoid travel outside of Dublin for the coming couple of weeks”.
Coronavirus ‘driven by people not taking precautions’ (RTÉ)
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health
“the average number of close contacts per case was 5 and the median was 3”
Does this not indicate that people are continuing to keep their contact circles pretty small – and/or are maintaining social distancing – without any Garda powers?
Earlier:“Is There A Magic Number For Schools, Pubs Or Anywhere Else? There Isn’t”