The Irish Balance Podcast

Episode 42: COVID-19 - Your Questions Answered Part 2 with Dr. Laura Lenihan and Dr. Clíodhna Ní Bhuachalla

April 27, 2020

Welcome back to a much anticipated Part 2 episode of COVID-19 - Your Questions Answered, with GP Dr. Laura Lenihan (@drlauragp on Instagram) and Dr. Clíodhna Ní Bhuachalla, specialist in clinical microbiology and public health physician (@c_ni_bhuachalla on Instagram). If you haven't listened to our Part 1 episode, please do! In this Part 2 conversation, we discuss progress to date in Ireland in relation to measures taken to reduce the burden of COVID-19, the danger of complacency as regards our control over the virus here, the most up to date advice for the Irish general public on the use of facemasks and disposable gloves, what antibody testing is and what it's limitations are, and the importance of not ignoring non-COVID-19 related medical symptoms and signs people might be experiencing. Finally, we discuss the importance of following key public health advice - hand and respiratory hyigene, social/physical distancing, staying home and staying informed. Laura, Cliodhna and I also share what we're finding helpful to mind our mental well-being in the current global pandemic. 

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