Contrary to Cahill’s claims, no therapeutic strategy has been proven effective for preventing or treating COVID-19 as yet. Current evidence indicates that precautionary measures including frequent handwashing, cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects, use of masks, and social distancing are effective to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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This video, first published on 11 May 2020, features an interview between Dave Cullen, also known as Computing Forever on YouTube, and Dolores Cahill, a professor at University College Dublin who specializes in proteomics and also the chairperson of the political group the Irish Freedom Party. Lasting about an hour, the video rehashes previously-debunked misinformation … Continued
Scientific evidence demonstrates that COVID-19 and the virus that causes it are real. Multiple independent laboratories isolated the virus and sequenced its whole genome, confirming that SARS-CoV-2 and not any other virus is what causes COVID-19.
COVID-19 has spread to every continent and hit many countries. Accordingly, WHO declared it a pandemic in March 2020. COVID-19 is not a type of flu, as it is caused by a coronavirus that belongs to a completely different virus family to that of the flu virus. Like many other countries, Ireland registered its first COVID-19 death in March 2020 and has recorded more than 1,800 deaths as of October 2020.
Large-scale clinical trials demonstrate no beneficial effect of hydroxychloroquine in terms of viral shedding, disease severity, or mortality among COVID-19 patients. However, numerous ongoing clinical trials are still evaluating the potential use of hydroxychloroquine to prevent infection in people with a high risk of exposure to COVID-19. Public health institutions caution against unsupervised use of the drug, as it may increase the risk of cardiac toxicity in people with underlying medical conditions.
Approximately 400,000 people have died worldwide in the past six months from COVID-19. Current evidence indicates that the impact would have been more devastating without the implementation of control measures. Epidemiological data suggest that early intervention has successfully slowed the spread of COVID-19, allowing governments to manage the outbreak and minimize secondary mortality due to other causes.