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Treat Omicron like winter flu? What experts say about latest proposal to live with Covid-19 strain

Eilish O'Regan


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A jogger passes a mural in Harold’s Cross, Dublin, of a nurse in PPE signing a heart symbol with their hands. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

A jogger passes a mural in Harold’s Cross, Dublin, of a nurse in PPE signing a heart symbol with their hands. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

A jogger passes a mural in Harold’s Cross, Dublin, of a nurse in PPE signing a heart symbol with their hands. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

One of the opinions gaining ground as Ireland reached a turning point last week in managing Covid-19 was that we had entered a stage where it could be treated like the flu.

Even during a bad flu season here, there were no pub restrictions or physical distancing and except for in hospitals, there were no face masks to be seen.


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