Leading Immunologist Says Ireland Would Be In Lockdown If Not For High Covid-19 Vaccination Rate

A leading immunologist says Ireland would be back in lockdown now if it wasn’t for our high Covid-19 vaccination rate.

High levels of infection have continued — with 3,685 people confirmed as positive for the virus yesterday.

It’s the fifth day in a row the official tally has been over 3-thousand, a level not seen since January.

Professor Luke O’Neill of Trinity College, says the only reason our hospital system hasn’t been shut down is the success of the vaccine drive:

“The function of a vaccine is to prevent illness and death. That’s the primary goal and the vaccines are holding up. It’s great. Without the vaccines Ireland would be in a full lockdown now, because the Delta is so transmissible. The hospitals would be full of Covid patients.”


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