In Healthcare this week, Simon Harris discusses lockdown duration, Is the coronavirus vaccine still months away from coming on stream? The science of laughter and how to harness the benefits and are cases of Coronavirus expected to surge in the coming weeks?
These measures are to remain in place until Easter Sunday, April 12th. Now, however, Minister Simon Harris has shared his thoughts on if this could go on for longer than the date suggested.
A British scientist has said at least two potential Covid-19 vaccines have already begun human trials while several other trials are advanced, but a vaccine is still "months away" from coming on stream.
We have never needed laughter more - it boosts health, reduces anxiety and connects us with others. A recent study suggests that we can get all these benefits with simulated laughter.
It could take between 12 and 18 months for a vaccine to Covid-19 to be developed and approved, and there is a global race happening to get this done.
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said that health authorities are still expecting a surge of cases to hit hospitals in the coming days and weeks. Mr Coveney also suggested that the current restrictions may have to be extended beyond Easter Sunday.
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