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Local infectious diseases Professor rejects Sweden's approach to Covid-19

Sep 23, 2020 08:09 By News Northern Sound
Local infectious diseases Professor rejects Sweden's approach to Covid-19 Local infectious diseases Professor rejects Sweden's approach to Covid-19
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An advisor to the World Health Organisation says the Irish government should not build its Covid-19 strategy around a possible vaccine. Dr Johann Giesecke,

An advisor to the World Health Organisation says the Irish government should not build its Covid-19 strategy around a possible vaccine.

Dr Johann Giesecke, from Sweden, will tell the Dáil's coronavirus committee this morning there may be a long wait for one.

He will also say the vaccine may not be effective on those who need it the most.

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Dr Giesecke will also advise the government to allow the virus to spread in a 'controlled' way among people under the age of 60.

But infectious diseases professor Sam McConkey, who will also appear before the committee, says that's not the right approach to take:

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