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‘Nightmare scenario’ for health services if coronavirus hits here

Thousands could die in Ireland in worst case scenario, says health expert as ‘huge uncertainty’ surrounds the global spread of Covid-19

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

23rd February, 2020

As the coronavirus epidemic evolves, infectious disease experts are analysing the new disease that’s paralysing China and threatening the rest of the world.

Dozens of studies have been published by the medical and scientific community, largely aimed at describing the clinical course of the new coronavirus, examining its transmissibility, counting severe cases and estimating the fatality rate.

Fears of an uncontrollable global spread escalated this weekend, with doctors in Ireland becoming increasingly concerned...

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