I spoke in the Dáil debate on the final report of the Special Committee on COVID-19 Response.
This State needed to significantly increase hospital capacity by now. It hasn’t.
As Ireland continues to combat COVID-19, we must not lose sight of the impact it is having on mental health.
I asked the HSE about the risk of false positives and false negatives in PCR testing. Dr. Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer with the HSE, said “One of the problems with this test is that it can pick up a residual RNA weeks after active infection and after a person is no longer infectious.”