Two thirds of adult population now fully vaccinated

Two thirds of the adult population are now fully vaccinated against Covid 19 while 80% are partially vaccinated.

The head of the HSE is warning the Delta variant remains a huge risk to the progress but believes the public can meet it head-on.

The five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has increased by over 300 per cent over the past month.

Professor of Immunovirology at UCC, Liam Fanning, believes things will calm down in a few weeks.

“We have to keep a watching brief on this virus, but nonetheless we have done extraordinarily well in this country.

“In two or three weeks I expect to see these numbers starting to decrease.

“Covid has made us all a hostage to fortune when it comes to making timeline projections, but sometime in August we will definitely be on top of this as a result of our successful vaccination programme.”


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