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Ireland to escape a second wave of Covid-19, says Nobel Prize winning scientist

Nobel Prize winner says country 'is done' with the coronavirus

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Prof Michael Levitt

Prof Michael Levitt

Prof Michael Levitt

The Nobel Prize-winning scientist who looked at raw data and correctly predicted Ireland's death and infection rate would "burn itself out" in the last two weeks of May is back to reassure people there will be no second wave.

Dr Michael Levitt (73) was speaking as he prepared to jet off on his summer holiday travelling in Europe.

The Nobel Laureate made world headlines when he found that the number of people infected with coronavirus in any given region was not growing exponentially. He also correctly calculated the demise of China's spread long ahead of most health experts.