Leading the charge against Covid-19

Leading the charge against Covid-19

With the virus spreading by the minute, a group of Ireland’s top medical specialists have come together to pool their knowledge and share learnings from those already battling the coronavirus in Italy and China

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
15th March, 2020

As the frightening scenes in northern Italy unfolded on our television screens last weekend, Professor Oisin O’Connell became increasingly alarmed. Like many others, O’Connell had observed how the coronavirus outbreak had ravaged Wuhan and threatened to engulf the whole of China.

Now the virus was gaining a strong foothold in Europe. Doctors in Lombardy and neighbouring wealthy regions of Italy described how their hospitals were so overwhelmed by the exponential growth...

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