Professor Recommends Increased Mask Wearing Amid New Variant


The impact of the latest Covid variant can be lessened by vaccination and the wearing of masks.

That’s according to Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin, Luke O’Neill.

A total of 23,702 cases were reported yesterday based on a combination of self-reported antigen testing and PCR tests.

The new BA2 variant of covid-19, known as Deltacron, is much more infectious and is spreading more widely, according to Prof. O’Neill.

Prof. O’Neill says the virus attaches to the lungs more easily and also has a shorter incubation period.

The professor encouraged people to avail of a vaccine and wear a mask as much as possible.

This would lead to a decrease in the spread of of the virus, which would support the health service, in addition to protecting one’s health.