Friday August 14, 2020

Covid 19: can we cope with a second wave?

A likely surge in cases of the virus in the autumn and winter months will pose major challenges for our healthcare system

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

26th July, 2020
Artist Asbestos puts the finishing touches to his mural in Dublin city centre, part of a series titled ‘Protect Us’ highlighting the need to wear masks Picture: PA

Siobhán Murphy conducted herself with poise and dignity last week as she told members of the Oireachtas about her experience of contracting Covid-19 while working as a nurse.

Murphy was out of work for 12 weeks due to her illness. Her anger over contracting the virus was, she said, quickly “buried by the physical impacts of Covid-19”. The 27-year-old described being “crippled by fatigue”, “bed-bound by headaches”, and experiencing the sensation of suffocating...

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