Ronan Glynn offers reasons to be optimistic despite Covid figures increasing
"Doctors have a much better understanding of the disease and there have been significant positive developments in how people hospitalised with Covid-19 are treated."
Ronan Glynn has offered reasons to be optimistic going forward, despite Covid-19 figures increasing.
The Deputy Chief Medical Officer posted a number of reasons to be positive on his Twitter page, including the fact that doctors have a greater understanding of the virus now.
He said: "Doctors have a much better understanding of the disease and there have been significant positive developments in how people hospitalised with Covid-19 are treated."
He continued: "Our health care workers: We have a very committed health workforce who work around the clock to prevent, contain, manage and treat Covid-19 along with all of their non-Covid workload.
"Vaccine prospects are encouraging. While we await further developments it is vital that we continue to keep our physical distance, be mindful of those more vulnerable to the disease and limit our social contacts."
He finished by urging people to continue their hard work over the next two weeks, to "once again stop Covid-19 in its tracks".
The thread in full can be read by clicking on the tweet below:
We are concerned about the current profile of #COVID19 in Ireland and we are asking people to stick with the public health advice over the coming weeks and months.
However, there are many reasons for us to be hopeful as we look forward into 2021...
— Dr Ronan Glynn (@ronan_glynn) November 18, 2020
Glynn's comments come after he said that it is impossible to know whether Ireland will definitely leave Level 5 restrictions as planned on 1 December.