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From Zero to 300,000 cases - how did we do and what have we learned?

Public meeting of Wednesday 4th August at 12pm.



Ireland's COVID19 response has included an unprecedentedly long lockdown, with restrictions on work and leisure, as well as a successful vaccine program. We have paid a high price in terms of jobs and businesses, so far. Was it worth it? We've done better than some countries, but a lot worse than others, on measures of deaths, cases, and long COVID.

What can we learn for the future?

Come along on Wednesday at 12 noon to hear more.

The meeting will also be broadcast on twitter, facebook and the ISAG YouTube channel.

For all meetings we welcome advance questions from members of the press, politicians, special interest groups and the public sent to: isagcovid at, and invite you also to ask them live.

To join an open discussion led by Prof. Gabriel Scally, and to ask questions, click here to register:


ISAG (Independent Scientific Advocacy Group) is offering the group’s expertise and experience to work together with Governments and the people to aim for elimination of COVID-19, meaning zero mystery cases in our shared islands. Founded by Anthony Staines, Gerry Killeen, and Tomás Ryan in June 2020, I.S.A.G. is independent of the government. All of our members are volunteers and they freely commit their time every week to discuss the COVID-19 science that underpins our governments’ response strategies. ISAG is a multidisciplinary group of scientists, academics, and researchers who have come together to advocate for a SARS-CoV-2 elimination strategy. I.S.A.G. has published several papers outlining its strategy and recommendations, and you can find them at


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