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Ireland 'will face four more waves' of Covid, leading doctor warns

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Prediction: Dr Anthony Staines

Prediction: Dr Anthony Staines

Prediction: Dr Anthony Staines

Ireland is facing four more waves of Covid-19, a leading public health doctor has warned.

Dr Anthony Staines, professor of Health Systems at Dublin City University (DCU), said Ireland is currently in the second phase of the pandemic and if the current strategy on dealing with the virus remains unchanged, there will be four more waves until a vaccine is found.

Modelling by Dr Staines, and his colleagues on the "Zero-Covid" policy group predicts a final wave of the virus in May 2021.