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Front line of fight against pandemic using 'duck test' as priorities evolve

Brendan O'Shea


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A man walks his dog past a sign encouraging social distancing in Dublin's Phoenix Park. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A man walks his dog past a sign encouraging social distancing in Dublin's Phoenix Park. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

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A man walks his dog past a sign encouraging social distancing in Dublin's Phoenix Park. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Many of us in general practice view the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic as being in households, workplaces, public spaces and community clinics, particularly GP clinics and GP co-operatives.

Even if worst predictions regarding Covid-19 transpire, most advice and care will be delivered by people working in primary care.

This is where people make decisions regarding their health, and consult with GP teams and community pharmacies - health care professionals of first contact.