Ireland is a wealthy country, with a reasonable health service; many countries are far less equipped. We have choices. We have the choice to eliminate COVID19, allowing our economy and society to recover while also greatly reducing the risk of nasty surprises from new variants.

Watch the latest ISAG Public Meeting and Press Conference from 30/6 on YouTube >
Ireland is a wealthy country, with a reasonable health service; many countries are far less equipped. We have choices. We have the choice to eliminate COVID19, allowing our economy and society to recover while also greatly reducing the risk of nasty surprises from new variants.

Watch the latest ISAG Public Meeting and Press Conference from 30/6 on YouTube >
A Better Way Forward: Toward Elimination of COVID-19
The Independent Scientific Advocacy Group (ISAG) is a multidisciplinary group of scientists, academics, and researchers who have come together to advocate for a SARS-CoV-2 elimination strategy for the island of Ireland.
 
ISAG has published several papers outlining its strategy and recommendations, and hosts regular public meetings and press conferences, often with invited guest experts in their respective fields.
 
Founded by Anthony Staines, Gerry Killeen, and Tomás Ryan in June 2020, ISAG is independent of government. All of our members are volunteers and they freely commit their time every week to discuss the COVID-19 science that underpins the Irish and Northern Irish government’s response strategies.
 
If you have any queries or would like to support the group, please do not hesitate to contact us.
As the UK moves to 'Freedom Day', and case numbers, hospitalisations, and deaths rise, what are the implications for the island of Ireland? The decision to allow case numbers to rise out of control is a political decision, and there are practical, feasible, and achievable alternatives. 
 
Watch the recording of this discussion led by Prof. Aoife McLysaght, TCD, about the issues and our options.

Young people may be less likely to die from Covid-19, but "Long Covid" can have debilitating effects in the long-term that could leave us with multiple, population-wide health problems for the next few decades.

Therefore, it is important to move toward elimination of the virus and to implement concrete and effective solutions to open schools, universities and workplaces safely.
 

Background and Recording of this Meeting >

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In the Press
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Tomás Ryan: Ireland is at risk of a Covid surge after the UK's radical and reckless move 
Ireland is in a precarious position and our neighbours are not making it easy. Read the article in the Sunday Independent (11/7) [Opens in external site]
Choosing our future relationship with COVID-19
Ireland is a wealthy country, with a reasonable health service; many countries are far less equipped. We have choices.
Watch the meeting from 30/6 on YouTube >
Recent Meetings
How Vaccines+ can be the Way to Get Out and Stay Out of Lockdowns
As the UK looks at delaying the lifting of coronavirus restrictions, Prof. Aoife McLysaght will discuss this with Dr. Gabriel Scally. Watch the meeting (26/6) on YouTube >
What's the prudent approach to essential and non-essential travel? Anthony Staines, Aoife McLysaght and Gerry Killeen address how we can manage and reduce risks. Watch the meeting (23/6) on YouTube >

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