Lack of prompt Covid decision-making exhausting public’s patience

Analysis: Covid testing maxed out while booster programme stuck in second gear

People queuing at Citywest vaccination centre in Dublin this week. Ireland’s Covid-19 response isn’t broken; it just isn’t firing on all cylinders. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

People queuing at Citywest vaccination centre in Dublin this week. Ireland’s Covid-19 response isn’t broken; it just isn’t firing on all cylinders. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

A distinct lack of vitality in Ireland’s Covid-19 response just now sits oddly with growing international concern over the current wave of cases and the possible threat posed by the new Omicron variant.

While Covid dominates the airwaves daily, the pace of change in terms of policy or measures implemented is slow and the public debate often focuses on the trivial.

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