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Immunologist: Increasing Covid Case Numbers A Worry As The School Term Looms

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There are calls for clear modelling on how the reopening of schools will impact on the spread of the Delta variant.

A Trinity College professor in immunology says the steady increase of Covid-19 cases is a worry as schools prepare to reopen next month.

Yesterday the Department of Health reported a further 1,522 new cases of the virus.

The more transmissible Delta variant, which first emerged here earlier this summer, is now the dominant strain.

Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, says case numbers could surge if schools reopen while the virus is at a high level:

There are calls for clear modelling on how the reopening of schools will impact on the spread of the Covid-19 Delta variant.

Tomás Ryan says the reopening of schools next month could cause a further rise in case numbers

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