Trust and transparency are essential in fight against virus

Health officials have an unenviable task of trying to outline the very real threat posed by this virus, while ensuring the public does not panic

8th March, 2020
Trust and transparency are essential in fight against virus
Chief Medical Office Dr Tony Holohan gives an update on COVID-19 Coronavirus at a Press Briefing at the Department of Health in Dublin.

The World Health Organisation has yet to call the outbreak of coronavirus, or to use its correct term SARS-CoV-2 infection, a pandemic.

It has, however, confirmed that the virus is likely to spread to most, if not all, countries. We are now seeing far more confirmed cases of Covid-19 outside China.

The outbreak in northern Italy is of grave concern to European political leaders. On January 31, Italy confirmed that it had identified the first...

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