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'Cure worse than Covid' for poor in Northern Ireland, warns Prof Hugo van Woerden

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Professor Hugo van Woerden

Professor Hugo van Woerden

Professor Hugo van Woerden

The economic damage caused by measures taken to combat the Covid-19 pandemic are likely to reduce the life expectancy of the poorest people here, it has been warned.

The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) has been told the official pandemic response may be more harmful than the virus itself.

Minutes from a briefing by one of Northern Ireland's most senior doctors at an HSCB board meeting state "there is a major risk that the cure will be worse than the disease".


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