An immunologist thinks we should celebrate Christmas at the end of January to further reduce the number of Covid 19 cases.
We’re now halfway into Level 5 restrictions with the Chief Medical Officer describing the improvement in the profile of the virus as encouraging.
But Associate Professor at Trinity College, Tomás Ryan, believes a traditional Christmas could hinder our progress: "One way of looking at this would be to delay Christmas until the end of January and have a real Christmas and a real party then."
The country's 14-day incidence rate is down by 51 per cent, when compared with the previous two weeks.
He also believes case numbers need to be in single digits before we exit lockdown.