Minister for Health Simon Harris has apologised for making what he called an “awful boo-boo” by incorrectly saying during a radio interview that there were 18 other coronaviruses before Covid-19.
Mr Harris made the error when explaining during an interview on RTÉ 2FM’s breakfast show on Wednesday why a vaccine may not be found for the current coronavirus for some time.
“Remember this is coronavirus Covid-19 – that means there have been 18 other coronaviruses and I don’t think they have actually successfully found a vaccine for any,” he said in the interview.
The State’s chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan was asked to clarify this remark at the Department of Health’s daily briefing on the pandemic on Wednesday. Dr Holohan said Covid-19 was the seventh coronavirus and that it had been named after the year in which it first occurred.
“The ‘19’ comes from the name in the year which it arose,” Dr Holohan explained.
And then they want us to trust these people.
I’m telling you, if you trust these hominids, you are a fool.
I distrust them and all their establishments, especially when people prove me right like this Pillock.