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#Coronavirus

# coronavirus - Today’s News

'The virus kills people we love': Woman whose husband died from Covid-19 urges people to wear masks
# Jeni Pim
# Jeni Pim

'The virus kills people we love': Woman whose husband died from Covid-19 urges people to wear masks

1 hour ago 20,159 Views 17 Comments

To people who are “fed up” of the pandemic, Jeni Pim said: “I’m fed up with it as well, it has killed my soulmate.”

'Our lives are in limbo': Parents of vulnerable toddler say family carers should be moved up vaccine priority list
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Our lives are in limbo': Parents of vulnerable toddler say family carers should be moved up vaccine priority list

3 hours ago 12,267 Views 3 Comments

Health officials and the minister have said it is unlikely family carers will be moved up the list.

# coronavirus - Yesterday’s News

Joe Biden seeks to pass $1.9 trillion relief plan amid warning about 600,000 Covid-19 deaths
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Joe Biden seeks to pass $1.9 trillion relief plan amid warning about 600,000 Covid-19 deaths

11 hours ago 15,687 Views 49 Comments

The president called for the passage of his ‘American Rescue Plan’ through Congress.

Dept of Health 'monitoring situation' after Astrazeneca says initial vaccine supplies will be lower than anticipated
# Reduced Production
# Reduced Production

Dept of Health 'monitoring situation' after Astrazeneca says initial vaccine supplies will be lower than anticipated

Updated 12 hours ago 35,350 Views 40 Comments

The jab it developed with the University of Oxford is already being rolled out across the UK.

Explainer: Why is mandatory quarantine being debated again and what are other countries doing?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: Why is mandatory quarantine being debated again and what are other countries doing?

Updated 14 hours ago 18,694 Views 31 Comments

A mandatory 14-day quarantine is in place in Australia and other countries for people travelling from abroad.

Covid-infected tennis star 'sorry' for quarantine gripe
# Apology
From The42
# Apology

Covid-infected tennis star 'sorry' for quarantine gripe

15 hours ago 10,350 Views 1 Comment

World number 67 Paula Badosa said she understood ‘the sad situation’.

11 residents of north Co Dublin nursing home died with Covid-19 during recent outbreak
# Lusk
# Lusk

11 residents of north Co Dublin nursing home died with Covid-19 during recent outbreak

15 hours ago 31,224 Views 29 Comments

The HSE said a significant number of both patients and staff at the home “remain affected by Covid-19″.

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 2,371 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 2,371 new cases confirmed in Ireland

16 hours ago 85,196 Views 158 Comments
  • 219 people are in ICU today
  • Dr Tony Holohan has urged people to stay at home this weekend to minimise the spread of Covid-19
  • Of today's cases, 757 were in Dublin, 237 in Cork and 154 in Waterford
Over 770 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Over 770 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January

18 hours ago 15,380 Views 37 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

10% of all Covid-19 deaths in Ireland since beginning of pandemic occurred last week
# CSO Covid Data
# CSO Covid Data

10% of all Covid-19 deaths in Ireland since beginning of pandemic occurred last week

20 hours ago 12,935 Views 58 Comments

That’s according to the latest statistics released by the CSO this morning.

'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit

Updated 21 hours ago 52,863 Views 83 Comments
  • Paul Reid said that transmission is "extremely different", with whole families getting sick from Covid-19.
  • An Oireachtas Committee heard that over 6,500 workers in acute hospitals are currently on sick leave.
  • There have been 523 Covid deaths in January, with the CMO predicting that this could rise up to 1,000.
How does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?
# Covid19
# Covid19

How does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?

Fri 12:05 AM 36,362 Views 18 Comments

Public Health officials are urging people to stay at home as high levels of community transmission continue to pose a risk.

# coronavirus - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Biden unveils sweeping Covid-19 plan in first full day in office
# First Day
# First Day

Biden unveils sweeping Covid-19 plan in first full day in office

Updated Thu 9:47 PM 38,844 Views 46 Comments
  • The US is the world's hardest-hit country with more than 405,000 Covid-19 deaths.
  • The Biden administration is seeking $1.9 trillion from Congress for its Covid-19 plans.
Paul Murphy: It's time to break the cycle of lockdowns and go for zero Covid in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Paul Murphy: It's time to break the cycle of lockdowns and go for zero Covid in Ireland

Thu 9:00 PM 84,304 Views 99 Comments

The RISE TD argues that now is the time for an overhaul of our approach to Covid-19 so we can make this lockdown the last.

R number drops to between 0.5 and 0.8 - but NPHET warns this will be 'really difficult to sustain'
# Reproductive Rate
# Reproductive Rate

R number drops to between 0.5 and 0.8 - but NPHET warns this will be 'really difficult to sustain'

Thu 7:09 PM 22,738 Views 26 Comments

Health officials have regularly sought to get the reproductive number below 1.

15% of staff at St James' Hospital in Dublin have Covid-19 antibodies
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

15% of staff at St James' Hospital in Dublin have Covid-19 antibodies

Thu 6:53 PM 21,530 Views 18 Comments

A total of 64% of 6,000 healthcare workers from the two hospitals participated in the study.

Vaccines: 257 people have reported suspected side-effects to the health products regulator
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccines: 257 people have reported suspected side-effects to the health products regulator

Thu 6:26 PM 45,142 Views 42 Comments

121,900 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland to date.

'We still have a very large burden of infection': 51 deaths and 2,608 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

'We still have a very large burden of infection': 51 deaths and 2,608 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

Updated Thu 6:20 PM 106,813 Views 177 Comments

The figures were confirmed by public health officials this evening.

Life on a Covid ward: 'We were the last people some patients saw, but many died on their own'
# Covid19
# Covid19

Life on a Covid ward: 'We were the last people some patients saw, but many died on their own'

Thu 6:19 PM 18,607 Views 8 Comments

Clinical Nurse Manager Bernie Waterhouse shared her experience of working on a Covid ward for the last ten months.

Northern Ireland: Lockdown extended until 5 March, decision next week on opening schools at earlier date
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Northern Ireland: Lockdown extended until 5 March, decision next week on opening schools at earlier date

Updated Thu 4:52 PM 43,603 Views 38 Comments

Deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said this afternoon that the health service is facing into its “toughest week”.

Vaccines: HSE says 121,900 vaccine doses have been administered so far in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Vaccines: HSE says 121,900 vaccine doses have been administered so far in Ireland

Thu 2:26 PM 30,044 Views 98 Comments

The HSE has provided an update on the vaccination programme.

Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond
# Level 5
# Level 5

Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond

Thu 9:43 AM 88,460 Views 226 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said Covid-19 transmission rates are too high to ease restrictions
  • Schools and construction are "essential" and will be examined separately to other sectors
  • Yesterday 61 more deaths and 2,488 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland
Johnson warns more lives will be lost as UK records deadliest day of pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson warns more lives will be lost as UK records deadliest day of pandemic

Thu 8:18 AM 27,577 Views 15 Comments

Boris Johnson said ‘the light will only really begin to dawn as we get those vaccinations out’.

Self-isolation after contact with a Covid-19 case could be cut to seven days – study
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Self-isolation after contact with a Covid-19 case could be cut to seven days – study

Thu 7:31 AM 25,335 Views 17 Comments

New research has suggested that people who test negative after seven days of quarantine are unlikely to be infectious.

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come

Thu 6:58 AM 17,628 Views 40 Comments

405,400 people have died from the disease, more than the 405,399 total US combat and non-combat deaths in WWII.

Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required

Thu 6:55 AM 14,557 Views 77 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says we have to set aside our obsession with the charitable model and instead fund preventative services and new homes.

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?
# Factfind
# Factfind

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?

Thu 12:05 AM 45,660 Views 0 Comments

Debate about the safety of schools in relation to Covid-19 is ongoing.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Coronavirus: 61 deaths and 2,488 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 61 deaths and 2,488 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Wed 5:40 PM 115,581 Views 171 Comments

The figures were confirmed by public health officials this evening.

UK records its deadliest day of Covid-19 amid warning hospitals are like 'war zone'
# Deaths
# Deaths

UK records its deadliest day of Covid-19 amid warning hospitals are like 'war zone'

Wed 5:35 PM 46,235 Views 28 Comments

A total of 1,110 Covid-19 deaths took place on 12 January 2021, according to government figures.

Military to be brought in to help medical staff cope with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

Military to be brought in to help medical staff cope with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

Wed 5:01 PM 14,507 Views 8 Comments

Around 100 medically trained personnel are expected to be deployed.

There are 1,919 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 210 in ICU
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

There are 1,919 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 210 in ICU

Wed 12:20 PM 25,372 Views 28 Comments

19 people were admitted to an ICU in the past 24 hours, and eight people were discharged.

Oxygen tanks in short supply in Mexico as Covid-19 death toll soars
# Oxygen Thief
# Oxygen Thief

Oxygen tanks in short supply in Mexico as Covid-19 death toll soars

Wed 9:07 AM 12,322 Views 2 Comments

Thefts have been reported while people have also been urged to return loaned oxygen tanks that are no longer in use.

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms

Wed 8:48 AM 10,920 Views 21 Comments

Incoming US President Joe Biden focused on healing at a memorial for victims on the eve of his inauguration.

School principal: 'Pitting school staff against parents in a game of political football has not helped'
# Opinion
# Opinion

School principal: 'Pitting school staff against parents in a game of political football has not helped'

Wed 8:14 AM 27,667 Views 119 Comments

Wicklow principal Pádraig Murphy says some vulnerable children will need years of added support after this but it’s important to only open schools when safe to do so.

Three new coronavirus cases linked to arrivals for Australian Open
# Covid-19
From The42
# Covid-19

Three new coronavirus cases linked to arrivals for Australian Open

Wed 8:01 AM 2,313 Views 1 Comment

Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley said the safety of the Victorian community will not be compromised.

Partial lockdown imposed in Beijing over handful of Covid-19 cases
# China
# China

Partial lockdown imposed in Beijing over handful of Covid-19 cases

Wed 7:43 AM 9,578 Views 8 Comments

Seven cases of the virus were reported in the city today, including six in southern Daxing district.

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll

Wed 7:43 AM 15,607 Views 24 Comments

The UK recorded a further 1,610 coronavirus deaths yesterday – the highest number reported on a single day.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Annie Lynch (79), first in Republic of Ireland to get Covid-19 vaccine, receives second dose
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Annie Lynch (79), first in Republic of Ireland to get Covid-19 vaccine, receives second dose

Tue 7:29 PM 29,117 Views 28 Comments

The first health care worker in Ireland to get the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine also received her second dose.

Coronavirus: 93 deaths and 2,001 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 93 deaths and 2,001 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Tue 5:53 PM 135,939 Views 147 Comments

The figures were confirmed by public health officials this evening.

'We're well in the surge now for critical care': 202 people with Covid-19 are in ICU
# Surge Capacity
# Surge Capacity

'We're well in the surge now for critical care': 202 people with Covid-19 are in ICU

Updated Tue 3:20 PM 35,112 Views 98 Comments
  • Cabinet to consider proposals for remunerating student nurses on placement during the pandemic.
  • The Beacon Hospital signed up to the HSE's 'safety net' deal for private beds during the third Covid-19 wave.
  • GPs and pharmacists are to be paid almost €91 million to vaccinate 1.5 million people.
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