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

@danieltmurray
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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Irish doctors will not use the term ‘fully reversible’ in future, following a change in Britain’s NHS guidance on hormone treatment for transgender children

Aaron Rogan | 5 days ago

The founder of the expert group EndCoronavirus says New Zealand’s zero tolerance model is the only option against the virus

Rachel Lavin | 5 days ago

Unicef adviser says ‘special effort’ must be made to catch children up on immunisations missed due to Covid-19

Rachel Lavin | 5 days ago