• Question: Is the coronavirus very serious right now?

    Asked by Clare7753 to Tom, Sanjeev, Orla, Fiona, Cillian on 12 Mar 2020. This question was also asked by made022car.
    • Photo: Fiona Malone

      Fiona Malone answered on 12 Mar 2020:

      The World Health Organisation has declare it as a pandemic which means the virus has spread to lots of countries all over the world. We must be careful to not spread it, by making sure we wash our hands and if we do display symptoms to stay at home and avoid people with compromised immune systems and conditions like asthma or cystic fibrosis. It’s also very serious for grandparents and elderly friends and relatives.

    • Photo: Cillian Thompson

      Cillian Thompson answered on 12 Mar 2020:

      As a young person that is healthy it is not serious at least not normally. The big concern is for patients with low immune systems or elderly people or pregnant people so we have to be careful and still always wash our hands regularly. It is getting more serious but hopefully the shutting down of schools and colleges will help contain the spread of the virus