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Monaghan professor says basic measures are still most effective way to stop Covid

Oct 26, 2021 13:10 By News Northern Sound
Monaghan professor says basic measures are still most effective way to stop Covid Monaghan professor says basic measures are still most effective way to stop Covid
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Sam McConkey says a new drug being developed in the USA to fight Covid-19 could be as important as the invention of penicillin almost 100 years ago.

A Monaghan Professor says vaccination and social distancing are still the most effective ways to stop Covid-19.

Infectious diseases specialist at RCSI Sam McConkey says the increase in transmission in recent weeks shows that Ireland's vaccination rates could still be higher.

He says a new drug being developed in the USA to fight Covid-19 could be as important as the invention of penicillin almost 100 years ago.

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However Professor McConkey says until that is rolled out in the next six months, there are still measures we can take.

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