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We will not return to Covid's darkest days - but Government's plan still lacks clarity

Dan O'Brien



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Rise: Professor Philip Nolan, chairman of the Nphet Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, speaks in front of a graphic showing the change in confirmed case numbers at a Covid -19 update at the Department of Health yesterday. Photo: Colin Keegan

Rise: Professor Philip Nolan, chairman of the Nphet Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, speaks in front of a graphic showing the change in confirmed case numbers at a Covid -19 update at the Department of Health yesterday. Photo: Colin Keegan

Rise: Professor Philip Nolan, chairman of the Nphet Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, speaks in front of a graphic showing the change in confirmed case numbers at a Covid -19 update at the Department of Health yesterday. Photo: Colin Keegan

Could we be heading back to the dark days of the pandemic? Some medical experts believe it is possible that coronavirus could kill as many, if not more, people than in the spring. Other experts disagree.

An increase in cases in recent days and weeks suggests that the risk of things getting really bad again is real. So is the risk that the healthcare system could be swamped over the winter months.


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