What we need to know urgently: UK want their “Freedom Day” plans for 21st June 2021 but is this excessive optimism: See Delta, the Indian variant otherwise known as B.1.617.2. Thanks to Professor Gerry Killeen, UCC; we need to see more of you on our TV programmes.

Gerry Killeen #corkcanbezero #WeCanBeZero@killeen_gerry Connection to Twitter

Please watch this link and circulate it. Professor Killeen biography below taken from UCC web page.

UK “Freedom Day” versus the B.1.617.2 “Delta” variantIt’s Tuesday 8th June. Many people are calling for ‘Freedom Day’ (proposed for 21st June) and the release of restrictions in the UK … but, faced with the n…

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Gerry Killeen is an ecologist and epidemiologist who has spent over 18 years living in east Africa, working on the behavioural ecology of mosquitoes and biologically rational approaches to more effective control of vector borne parasites like malaria and lymphatic filariasis, as well as arboviruses like Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya. Gerry’s previous work on malaria vectors has helped shape global policies on coverage targets and target product profiles for insecticide treated nets and established implementation models for larval source management with environmentally friendly biological insecticides. Gerry’s work on the host preferences and feeding behaviours of malaria vector mosquitoes has influenced ongoing global research investment priorities and his recent move to UCC through an AXA Research Chair Award extends that work to examine how community-based wildlife conservation creates both obstacles and opportunities for enhanced malaria vector control in Africa. Closer to home, undergraduate research projects Gerry supervises include the influence of captivity on vocal territorial advertising by Asiatic lions at Fota Wildlife Park and risks of avian pathogen importation into Ireland through migratory birds.

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Let’s become more aware about the WHO (World Health Organisation)

LIVE Q&A with Dr Mike Ryan and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove about COVID-19 epi situation and variants – YouTube: Early June meeting 2021.

These remarkable people at the WHO have allocated time to discuss the Pandemic and answer questions. What is of particular importance is their references to what the young people have contributed and their potential. Our future depends on many who are not in the category of “takers” ie let’s go to space first ie Musk Bezos and now Richard Branson who started Virgin who wants to be their first ie as a profiteer but to give credence and thanks to those who are willing to give of their time, effort and in many cases without remuneration. Many of them are the hidden scientists and academics, administrators, drivers, computer ple and so many more who do not want to be known but who care enough to make the world a better place.

About michelleclarke2015

Life event that changes all: Horse riding accident in Zimbabwe in 1993, a fractured skull et al including bipolar anxiety, chronic fatigue …. co-morbidities (Nietzche 'He who has the reason why can deal with any how' details my health history from 1993 to date). 17th 2017 August operation for breast cancer (no indications just an appointment came from BreastCheck through the Post). Trinity College Dublin Business Economics and Social Studies (but no degree) 1997-2003; UCD 1997/1998 night classes) essays, projects, writings. Trinity Horizon Programme 1997/98 (Centre for Women Studies Trinity College Dublin/St. Patrick's Foundation (Professor McKeon) EU Horizon funded: research study of 15 women (I was one of this group and it became the cornerstone of my journey to now 2017) over 9 mth period diagnosed with depression and their reintegration into society, with special emphasis on work, arts, further education; Notes from time at Trinity Horizon Project 1997/98; Articles written for Irishhealth.com 2003/2004; St Patricks Foundation monthly lecture notes for a specific period in time; Selection of Poetry including poems written by people I know; Quotations 1998-2017; other writings mainly with theme of social justice under the heading Citizen Journalism Ireland. Letters written to friends about life in Zimbabwe; Family history including Michael Comyn KC, my grandfather, my grandmother's family, the O'Donnellan ffrench Blake-Forsters; Moral wrong: An acrimonious divorce but the real injustice was the Catholic Church granting an annulment – you can read it and make your own judgment, I have mine. Topics I have written about include annual Brain Awareness week, Mashonaland Irish Associataion in Zimbabwe, Suicide (a life sentence to those left behind); Nostalgia: Tara Hill, Co. Meath.
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