Where exactly are we headed with the Omicron variant?

Inside Politics: Government plans to battle Covid strain with a souped-up programme of booster vaccinations

The Government plans to battle the Omicron variant with a souped-up programme of booster vaccinations. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Government plans to battle the Omicron variant with a souped-up programme of booster vaccinations. File photograph: The Irish Times

Good morning. “Hold the collective nerve.” That was the message from Taoiseach Micheál Martin last night on how to face the threat from the Omicron variant, which has already made landfall here and is expected to spread rapidly in the coming days and weeks.

But who was the message directed at? At the public, certainly: hold firm, limit your social contacts, observe the restrictions that are in place, don’t be doing the 12 pubs of Christmas, sure two or three will do.

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