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Covid: it isn’t going away you know

Two years since Covid interrupted life as we knew it, Lisa Smyth addresses whether we should be cautiously optimistic about the coming months

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Frontline: When will hospitals move out of Covid crisis mode and be able to resume elective surgeries in a meaningful manner?. Credit: Niall Carson

Frontline: When will hospitals move out of Covid crisis mode and be able to resume elective surgeries in a meaningful manner?. Credit: Niall Carson

Professor Martin McKee

Professor Martin McKee

Professor Ian Young

Professor Ian Young

Dr Deepti Gurdasani

Dr Deepti Gurdasani

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Frontline: When will hospitals move out of Covid crisis mode and be able to resume elective surgeries in a meaningful manner?. Credit: Niall Carson

It is one month since the Executive introduced a raft of restrictions aimed at reducing the spread of Omicron.

Put in place just before Christmas and amid warnings that the health service could be overwhelmed by a surge in seriously ill patients, it now appears the variant is up to 80% less severe than Delta.


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