Dr Martin Feeley changed the course of the national conversation when he said we’d lost perspective on the threat of the virus and needed to take a different approach at this stage of the pandemic. The brutal social and economic costs are outweighing the public health benefits, he believes.
He called for an end to “draconian” restrictions to allow the young to be free to: “Live a life, rather than just exist a life.”
Dr Feeley’s controversial view came at a heavy personal cost – he lost his role as clinical director of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group, when the HSE said his position was untenable. Of that, he says he has “no regrets”. ( Journalist Larrissa Nolan)