Covid-19: ‘I'm hoping I won’t be one of those paying the price’

As someone who has had liver transplants and takes immunosuppressant drugs, DCU’s Professor of Public Health has a very personal stake in how the current stage of the coronavirus crisis is handled by the government

18th July, 2021
Covid-19: ‘I'm hoping I won’t be one of those paying the price’
Professor Anthony Staines: ‘I won’t be safe, never mind feeling safe’. Picture: Bryan Meade

Anthony Staines, a professor of public health at Dublin City University, has been a regular media presence in the past year, appearing on TV and radio voicing a cautious approach to the handling of the pandemic.

But he also has a very personal stake in how the government handles the Covid-19 crisis. Staines has had liver transplants and takes immunosuppressant drugs, meaning he falls into the high-risk category when it comes to Covid-19.

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