Ireland has been named as the best country to be in as the world lives with the pandemic, topping the Bloomberg Covid Resilience Ranking.
It says Ireland pulled off a “startling turnaround” noting that vaccination rates are among the highest in the world. Ireland took the top position from Norway which dominated for three months.
Fianna Fail Senator Fiona O’Loughlin said, “The fact that Ireland has been ranked number one in the Bloomberg Covid Resilience Ranking shows the incredible progress that we have made as country, and further highlights the phenomenal work that has been done by our front line staff”
“We still face many big issues as a society from housing and homelessness, to health and education, but it is important that we recognise how far we have all come in terms of covid 19.”
“Minister Donnelly, the HSE and the countless front-line workers have achieved something that many of us never thought would happen. There were times for all of us when we thought that the pandemic would never end, that we would never receive our vaccination and that normal life would never return”
“So this announcement highlights the power and the unity of the Irish people. We are not finished with covid, and we need to remain vigilant. But our vaccination levels are some of the highest in the world—over 90 per cent of our adult population have received two shots—while allowing social activity to resume safely”
Senator O’Loughlin concluded “We have hit many bumps, and have had many setbacks, but we are seeing normality returning to our daily lives, with schools retuning, third level returning to on campus learning and many returning to the office. We would not be where we are with out the sacrifice and dedication of our frontline staff, and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude”