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'Trying to live alongside Covid is like trying to play footsie with a tiger': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

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“I think on this day I should just really repeat that I am deeply sorry for every life that has been lost and of course as I was prime minister I take full responsibility for everything that the government has done.

UK prime minister Boris Johnson, speaking as his country passed 100,000 deaths with Covid.

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“Trying to live alongside Covid is like trying to play footsie with a tiger.”

Richard Boyd Barrett called for a Zero Covid strategy, criticising the government’s continued suppression plan.

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“I think it’s an utterly false promise to say if we put certain things in place now, we can go to Level Zero or Level One on the framework in a matter of weeks or months. That won’t happen, and it would be an incredibly risky thing to do, because of the fact that we will inevitably be a leaky country.”

Professor Philip Nolan laid out why NPHET hasn’t advised the government to pursue Zero Covid.

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“You can guess my general predilection around it.”

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon was asked about her views on a united Ireland.

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“There are a lot of emotions running in this process right now, and I can understand it: people want vaccine. I want the vaccine too, I want it today. But, at the end of the day, it’s a complicated process.”

AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot on his company’s row with European leaders.

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“We can’t wait any longer.”

US president Joe Biden on the executive actions signed this week to combat climate change.

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