Life could return to normal by the late spring, a leading Irish scientist working on a Covid vaccine has predicted.
Professor Adrian Hill is the Dublin scientist leading work on the Oxford vaccine.
He was speaking as plans begin to roll out a vaccine for over one million vulnerable people across Ireland in the coming weeks.
Prof Hill told RTÉ Radio 1’s Miriam O’Callaghan: “The truth is, it’s a very safe vaccine that can be manufactured at a scale that no other vaccine is trying to reach, and it is impressively effective.
“So we’re looking forward to getting on with this and making it available as soon as we can.
“We’ll see something approaching normality hopefully by late spring or early summer.”
Despite the optimism, up to 50% of the Irish population are still suspicious of taking any vaccine.
Professor Hill thinks more people will do so once one is actually on the market, however.Tags: