Irish GPs fighting third-wave Covid: On the front line of the world’s worst outbreak

Doctors in some of the worst-hit areas are noticing marked change in early symptoms

Doctors in some of Ireland’s worst-hit areas describe their experiences of battling third-wave Covid – with its high transmissibility and ever-changing symptoms 

Congestion. Sinus headache. The “Covid voice”. A general feeling of tiredness. Constant throat-clearing. Skin sensitivity. Fewer temperatures. Fewer coughs. And far higher rates of transmissibility.

GPs in some of the country’s Covid blackspots are noticing a marked change in the early symptoms during the third wave, which has seen Ireland leapfrog from one of the least-affected countries in Europe to the worst-hit in the world.

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