Press Release and Webinar Archive

How can we make schools safer for students, teachers and communities?

Mar 3, 2021 |  Chaired by Gary Gannon (TD, Social Democrats), our panel- Deepti Gurdasani, Olive O'Connor, Louise Gallagher, and Gabriel Scally will share their expertise, research, and experience on why we should do everything in our power to make schools safer now.

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Public health and Covid-19, a global and local perspective

Feb 24, 2021 |  What did we do right, what did we miss and what do we need to mount an effective public health response? Chaired by Anthony Staines, ISAG member. Speakers Martin McKee (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and Marie Casey (Public Health Specialist, Ireland).

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Where are SARS-CoV-2 infections originating, and how can we control them?

Feb 17, 2021 |  Chaired by Tomás Ryan, our panel of Sam Scarpino, Aoife McLysaght, and Tony O’Brien will present an evidence-based discussion of what we know about the origin of SARS-CoV-2 infections in Ireland, and how we can develop a strategy to take control.

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The Government’s ‘National Framework for Living with Covid-19’ strategy has failed. Women can’t face a fourth wave in March.

Feb 10, 2021 |  Chaired by Nessa Cronin, our panel of Gabrielle Colleran, Cliona Ni Cheallaigh, Sharon Lambert, Kelly Tallant and Shauneen Brown will share their experiences and state what they need. ISAG will put forward the case for what would be different in these women’s lives under a Zero Covid strategy.

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COVID-19 – How to Keep it Down

Feb 3, 2021 |  The purpose of this I.S.A.G. public webinar is to discuss practical approaches for managing the challenges of SARS-CoV-2 virus transmission within the island of Ireland, and from a European perspective. Chaired by Frances Fitzgerald MEP for Dublin (Fine Gael & European People’s Party (EPP) @FitzgeraldFrncs

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COVID-19 and Border Management

Jan 27, 2021 |  The purpose of this webinar is to discuss practical approaches for managing the challenges of SARS-CoV-2 virus transmission on the Ireland of Ireland. Chaired by Eamon Dunphy (The Stand Podcast).

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The Case for International Travel Quarantine

Jan 20, 2021 |  Gabriel Scally, Visiting Professor of Public Health, University of Bristol & President of Epidemiology & Public Health section, Royal Society of Medicine, Member of the Independent Scientific Advocacy Group (ISAG) in Ireland & the Independent Scientific Advisory Group (IndieSAGE) in the UK. www.independentsage.org @GabrielScally

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The 3rd Wave - Schools & Strategy

Jan 13, 2021 |  Speakers: Dr. Jennifer Symonds, Associate Professor, School of Education, University College Dublin www.elsslab.com Twitter: @Jenny_Symonds - “Lessons Learned from Remote Schooling During the 1st National Lockdown in Ireland”, Simon Lewis, Primary School Principal and Editor of Anseo.net simonlewis.ie Twitter: @simonmlewis - “Everything I Learned About Teaching During Lockdown”. Chaired by Dr. Clare Kelly Associate Professor, School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin and Member of the Independent Science and Advocacy Group (I.S.A.G.). Twitter: @IMMAlab

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ISAG ask government to take decisive action and to commit to a strategic solution incorporating a range of appropriate and proven measures to aggressively suppress SARS-CoV-2 in Ireland in January and February of 2021.

Dec 31, 2020 |  Public webinar to address how a a detailed and scientifically-informed strategy is required to manage a stable reopening of society in 2021. Ireland as a whole is in a strong position to achieve aggressive suppression because Northern Ireland has initiated a hard 6-week lockdown from 26th December. We have a one-off opportunity to make the island an epidemiological unit, and to take control of our situation in this continuing pandemic.

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ISAG call on the Irish government to take decisive action and commit to a full national lockdown from 26th December 2020

Dec 21, 2020 |  Public webinar to address how a a detailed and scientifically-informed strategy is required to manage a stable reopening of society in 2021. Ireland as a whole is in a strong position to achieve aggressive suppression because Northern Ireland has initiated a hard 6-week lockdown from 26th December. We have a one-off opportunity to make the island an epidemiological unit, and to take control of our situation in this continuing pandemic.

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