Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE at a press briefing today
HSE CEO Paul Reid says that the transmission levels of Covid-19 are “very serious and dangerous”. However, he says that people’s reaction should not be fear or distress and encourages people to take “positive actions” | https://t.co/2VhNtzZY5s pic.twitter.com/OnfKDKCZ68
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Dr Henry said the HSE had seen an extraordinary growth of infection in the past week, beyond what even the more extreme versions of modelling would have predicted.
Dr Henry said it had not seen this level of concern since the beginning of the pandemic. The five-day rolling average was now 714, up around 100% since last week.
….If the current growth rate continued on its current trajectory, he said there would be 1,000 cases a day by the end of this month and by the end of the first week in January it could be 1,500 cases a day.
But don’t be fearful.
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WHO's Ministry of Truth rewriting medical facts.
— Dr. Eli David (@DrEliDavid) December 23, 2020