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We can only hope this is not a missed opportunity to crush the virus curve

Eilish O'Regan



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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Dr Tony Holohan. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Dr Tony Holohan. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Spaced out: An almost deserted Dublin Airport yesterday afternoon. Photo: Collins

Spaced out: An almost deserted Dublin Airport yesterday afternoon. Photo: Collins

Colin Keegan

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Dr Tony Holohan. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Are we getting our road to recovery from the Covid-19 crisis wrong and is our strategy leaving us in the power of the virus for longer?

It was a question posed in an open letter by 1,000 fine scientific and medical minds yesterday.

The Government has chosen a policy of suppression, where we live with a low level of the virus that may not leave us, until there is a vaccine, and threatens a second wave. But should we aim for elimination, beating the virus down to zero, a joyful feat New Zealand marked yesterday?