Falling on the frontline: why are so many of our healthcare workers getting the virus?

The rate of Covid-19 cases among Irish healthcare workers is among the highest in the world.

24th May, 2020
Falling on the frontline: why are so many of our healthcare workers getting the virus?
Ireland now appears to have one of the highest infection rates of Covid-19 among healthcare workers in the world.

As we learn more about Covid-19, it is becoming clearer that the disease is far more transmissible than originally thought, and that pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic transmission play a significant role in spreading it.

Healthcare workers, by the nature of their work, have a higher risk of exposure to Covid-19 and consequently of becoming vectors of onwards transmission to colleagues, family and patients.

Ireland now appears to have one of the highest infection rates of Covid-19...

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