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# Bad luck
Taoiseach: 'I'm disappointed personally, but it's not the end of the world'
Micheál Martin must remain in the US for a number of days under public health advice.
# debunked
Debunked: No, the CDC is not selling $4.6 billion worth of vaccines each year
The CDC is the national public health agency in the United States.
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US travellers told to avoid Ireland due rising Covid-19 case numbers
Other countries for which US travel advice was upgraded includes Greece, Malta, and the Isle of Man.
The US CDC is advising Americans to reconsider travel to sixteen destinations due to the risk of Covid-19, even if vaccinated.
Other countries include Greece, Malta, and the Isle of Man.
The US continues to restrict travel from the European Union.
Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses
Over 30,000 people attended Covid vaccination walk-in centres at weekend
# international travel
'Unreasonable' to ask fully vaccinated people to wait for Green Cert to become operational, says transport minister
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan says fully vaccinated people should be exempt from testing and quarantine.
# Air Travel
Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests
Airlines don’t agree, they argue that filters and air-flow systems on most planes make them safe when passengers wear face masks.
# MRNA Vaccines
Real world study finds Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines are 90% effective
In further encouraging news, one dose of either vaccine resulted in 80% protection against infection.
US to require travellers from UK to have negative Covid-19 test before their flight
Airlines must deny boarding to any passenger who does not get a test, US authorities said.
# Cold Case
FactCheck: Can a common cold cause a positive Covid-19 test?
A claim that started in the US, which suggests that a case of cold or flu, or a previous vaccine against them, can give a positive Covid-19 test result, has reached Ireland.
# factcheck
Debunked: No, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Anthony Fauci and the WHO are not being charged with genocide
The false message being shared on Facebook claims they are due to appear before a human rights tribunal next week.
# future plans
CDC recommendation suggests lengthy sports shut-down
The NBA and other major sports leagues in the United States could be idle for longer than initially anticipated.
# China
Coronavirus case confirmed in Germany as death toll reaches 106 in China
In the US, authorities have warned citizens against all non-essential travel to China.
# adenovirus
Six children die after severe viral outbreak at New Jersey health centre
The rehabilitation centre helps “medically fragile children” in the US state.
# wynwood
Pregnant women warned to stay away from this Miami neighbourhood as Zika spreads
The virus is being spread by mosquitoes there. Pregnant women living there are told to abstain or use barrier protection during sex.
# pillows of cash
Don't get enough sleep? Try getting rich
It seems wealth has its privileges.
# Smallpox
Forgotten smallpox vials discovered in US research centre
World health authorities had believed the only samples left of the disease were safely and securely stored away.
# living doll
Here's what Barbie would look like if she was a real woman
Got the one and only walking, talking…
# Research
US suicide rates have risen sharply since economic crisis
Researchers found that the number of suicides more than quadrupled in the United States between 2008 and 2010, echoing the findings of similar research in Ireland.
# WOrld War Z
America's disease control centre denies that the zombie apocalypse is coming
Following a spate of gruesome attacks the CDC has said that it is not aware of any condition that can reanimate the dead.
# US
US government calls for 'baby boomer' hepatitis C testing
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only a quarter of the generation most likely to be infected has been tested to date.
# Listeria
Death toll from US listeria outbreak rises to 18
The deadly outbreak has been liked to cantaloupe grown on a farm in Colorado.