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#Coronavirus

# coronavirus - Friday 16 September, 2022

New Omicron-specific vaccines to be rolled out as boosters from next month, Health Minister says
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

New Omicron-specific vaccines to be rolled out as boosters from next month, Health Minister says

Sep 16th 2022, 7:18 PM 19,359 Views 21 Comments

Anyone who is eligible for both a flu vaccine and a Covid booster vaccine can receive them at the same time from next month.

# coronavirus - Monday 12 September, 2022

EU medicines watchdog approves vaccine targeting Omicron sub-variants
# EMA
# EMA

EU medicines watchdog approves vaccine targeting Omicron sub-variants

Sep 12th 2022, 8:16 PM 12,133 Views 7 Comments

European nations have been keen to rush through the new generation of jabs so they can start booster campaigns ahead of a feared Covid surge in the latter part of this year.

# coronavirus - Thursday 1 September, 2022

European Medicines Agency approves first Omicron-specific Covid vaccines
# Jabs
# Jabs

European Medicines Agency approves first Omicron-specific Covid vaccines

Updated Sep 1st 2022, 2:42 PM 15,453 Views 10 Comments

The so-called “bivalent” vaccines protect against the earlier BA.1 strain of Omicron, but do not target the latest strains.

People aged 12-49 with long-term conditions can now get another Covid vaccine booster dose
# Second Booster
# Second Booster

People aged 12-49 with long-term conditions can now get another Covid vaccine booster dose

Sep 1st 2022, 6:15 AM 9,649 Views 7 Comments

Healthcare workers are also now being invited to book their next booster.

# coronavirus - Thursday 25 August, 2022

People aged 50 and over can now get their Covid-19 booster vaccine
# Booster
# Booster

People aged 50 and over can now get their Covid-19 booster vaccine

Aug 25th 2022, 7:44 AM 15,661 Views 5 Comments

From today, this age group can book their booster appointment.

# coronavirus - Friday 19 August, 2022

People with 'mild' Covid are likely to be infectious for five days, study suggests
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

People with 'mild' Covid are likely to be infectious for five days, study suggests

Aug 19th 2022, 10:19 AM 21,689 Views 11 Comments

The research is the first to reveal how long infectiousness lasts after coronavirus infection in the community.

# coronavirus - Thursday 18 August, 2022

People aged 55 and over can now get another Covid-19 booster dose
# Covid Booster
# Covid Booster

People aged 55 and over can now get another Covid-19 booster dose

Aug 18th 2022, 11:32 AM 26,628 Views 8 Comments

People who are more than 16 weeks pregnant are also now invited to book their next booster.

# coronavirus - Thursday 11 August, 2022

HSE flagged over 3,000 Covid-19 social media posts due to misinformation
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

HSE flagged over 3,000 Covid-19 social media posts due to misinformation

Aug 11th 2022, 1:05 PM 9,827 Views 15 Comments

Most of the flagged posts were on Twitter.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 10 August, 2022

Pregnant women and people over 60 can now book a second Covid booster
# Booster Vaccines
# Booster Vaccines

Pregnant women and people over 60 can now book a second Covid booster

Aug 10th 2022, 6:30 AM 23,453 Views 36 Comments

The HSE said appointments will be available from Monday.

# coronavirus - Sunday 7 August, 2022

'Other crises are vying for our attention': Why people have stopped talking about Covid-19
# What Pandemic
# What Pandemic

'Other crises are vying for our attention': Why people have stopped talking about Covid-19

Aug 7th 2022, 12:05 AM 26,468 Views 36 Comments
  • Although the pandemic is still a significant worry for some, its public prominence has largely faded away.
  • Behaviours aimed at avoiding infection like limiting contacts or travel declined even as cases rose quickly earlier in the summer.
  • Experts say other crises such as the war in Ukraine, inflation, and climate change have occupied the forefront of most minds, Lauren Boland reports.

# coronavirus - Thursday 4 August, 2022

Most Covid-19 deaths in Ireland occurred in hospitals and nursing homes, analysis shows
# Covid Deaths
# Covid Deaths

Most Covid-19 deaths in Ireland occurred in hospitals and nursing homes, analysis shows

Aug 4th 2022, 2:16 PM 16,389 Views 30 Comments

People aged 65 and older accounted for 91% of Covid-19 deaths between March 2020 and February 2022.

# coronavirus - Saturday 30 July, 2022

Joe Biden re-enters isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 again
# Joevid
# Joevid

Joe Biden re-enters isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 again

Jul 30th 2022, 8:06 PM 57,662 Views 57 Comments

The US president contracted the virus last week but came out of isolation on Wednesday after returning two negative antigens.

# coronavirus - Thursday 28 July, 2022

Covid-19 testing for general population set to end this autumn
# Testing Regime
# Testing Regime

Covid-19 testing for general population set to end this autumn

Jul 28th 2022, 6:15 AM 35,928 Views 32 Comments

The Government accepted the advice from Interim Chief Medical Officer Professor Breda Smyth.

Europol: Terror groups used Covid-19 misinformation to 'advance their narrative'
# Terror Report
# Terror Report

Europol: Terror groups used Covid-19 misinformation to 'advance their narrative'

Jul 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 14,223 Views 0 Comments

The EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report found terror groups were targeting young isolated people during the Covid-19 restrictions.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Pair of new studies point to natural Covid origin in Wuhan animal market
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pair of new studies point to natural Covid origin in Wuhan animal market

Jul 27th 2022, 8:04 AM 28,598 Views 59 Comments

Answering whether the disease transferred naturally from animals, or was due to a lab accident, is considered vital to averting the next pandemic.

# coronavirus - Saturday 23 July, 2022

Biden likely has highly contagious Covid-19 strain but symptoms improving, doctors say
# Covid Diagnosis
# Covid Diagnosis

Biden likely has highly contagious Covid-19 strain but symptoms improving, doctors say

Updated Jul 23rd 2022, 6:37 PM 34,815 Views 24 Comments

The US president completed his first full day of Paxlovid, the antiviral therapy treatment meant to reduce the severity of Covid.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

Broadcasting watchdog rejects 11 complaints about Covid-19 segment on The Pat Kenny Show
# BAI COMPLAINTS
# BAI COMPLAINTS

Broadcasting watchdog rejects 11 complaints about Covid-19 segment on The Pat Kenny Show

Jul 20th 2022, 1:09 PM 30,360 Views 0 Comments

The Newstalk programme interviewed Health Minister Stephen Donnelly about Covid last October.

# coronavirus - Friday 15 July, 2022

79% of people in favour of mandatory mask-wearing in at least one setting
# Red C Poll
# Red C Poll

79% of people in favour of mandatory mask-wearing in at least one setting

Jul 15th 2022, 12:05 AM 36,816 Views 79 Comments

More people in older age groups said they would like to see masks made mandatory.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Fall in number of Covid-19 cases compared to last week, latest figures show
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Fall in number of Covid-19 cases compared to last week, latest figures show

Jul 13th 2022, 7:37 PM 20,251 Views 8 Comments

Laois, Waterford and Tipperary have the highest incidence rates among cases confirmed through PCR tests.

# coronavirus - Monday 11 July, 2022

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 tops 1,000 for the first time in three months
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 tops 1,000 for the first time in three months

Updated Jul 11th 2022, 10:13 AM 29,722 Views 42 Comments

It comes as the EU recommends that people over 60 be offered a second booster vaccine.

# coronavirus - Saturday 9 July, 2022

Immunologist says boosters must be used 'at the right time' to protect against winter Covid wave
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Immunologist says boosters must be used 'at the right time' to protect against winter Covid wave

Jul 9th 2022, 12:05 AM 34,120 Views 40 Comments

Professor Christine Loscher told The Journal that there needs to be a “coordinated response” to deal with future waves of the virus.

# coronavirus - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Hospitals 'under considerable pressure' due to Covid, Holohan says in final pandemic report
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hospitals 'under considerable pressure' due to Covid, Holohan says in final pandemic report

Jul 7th 2022, 5:41 PM 15,977 Views 4 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan stepped down as Chief Medical Officer this week.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 6 July, 2022

Hospital consultant says people with Long Covid have been accused of exaggerating illness
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Hospital consultant says people with Long Covid have been accused of exaggerating illness

Jul 6th 2022, 2:20 PM 31,514 Views 19 Comments

Professor Jack Lambert has called on the Government to provide more resources and treatment for people suffering from the illness.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 5 July, 2022

'Serious' criminal trials in Dublin being delayed due to ongoing rise of Covid-19 cases
# Courts
# Courts

'Serious' criminal trials in Dublin being delayed due to ongoing rise of Covid-19 cases

Jul 5th 2022, 6:02 PM 11,742 Views 0 Comments

At least three courts at the Criminal Courts of Justice were not able to sit as a result of parties involved in cases having to isolate.

People with Covid symptoms must self-isolate but most don’t need a test, interim CMO explains
# Breda Smyth
# Breda Smyth

People with Covid symptoms must self-isolate but most don’t need a test, interim CMO explains

Jul 5th 2022, 5:06 PM 45,870 Views 45 Comments

Testing is now being targeted at medically vulnerable people.

Chinese city of 13 million shuts down again to avoid Covid 'explosion'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Chinese city of 13 million shuts down again to avoid Covid 'explosion'

Jul 5th 2022, 3:58 PM 22,865 Views 9 Comments

The city of Xi’an endured a month-long lockdown at the end of last year.

# coronavirus - Monday 4 July, 2022

Taoiseach: Covid-19 'a significant disruptor' in society but we have left the 'emergency phase'
# Summer Wave
# Summer Wave

Taoiseach: Covid-19 'a significant disruptor' in society but we have left the 'emergency phase'

Jul 4th 2022, 4:43 PM 17,753 Views 20 Comments

Micheál Martin said he “can’t predict” what will happen in the autumn but that vaccination remains key.

# coronavirus - Saturday 2 July, 2022

Covid-19 and industrial action in France blamed for cancelled weekend Aer Lingus flights
# Grounded
# Grounded

Covid-19 and industrial action in France blamed for cancelled weekend Aer Lingus flights

Jul 2nd 2022, 4:18 PM 24,919 Views 32 Comments

The cancellations by the airline include three return flights today and three return flights tomorrow.

Summer Covid wave causing 'havoc' for businesses struggling with staff shortages
# Knock-on Effects
# Knock-on Effects

Summer Covid wave causing 'havoc' for businesses struggling with staff shortages

Jul 2nd 2022, 12:02 AM 47,796 Views 26 Comments
  • With infection levels high, there are knock-on effects across several sectors.
  • The hospitality sector was already short-staffed before the recent wave.
  • Unions are calling for increased protections including the INMO in hospitals.

# coronavirus - Thursday 30 June, 2022

With cases on the rise, what is the current advice if you catch Covid-19?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

With cases on the rise, what is the current advice if you catch Covid-19?

Jun 30th 2022, 6:10 AM 78,127 Views 20 Comments

Cases have been increasing in recent weeks due to the spread of subvariants of the Omicron strain.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

Covid-19 cases rise more than 26% in single week
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 cases rise more than 26% in single week

Jun 29th 2022, 7:09 PM 31,719 Views 55 Comments

Limerick, Waterford and Laois have the highest incidence rates among cases confirmed through PCR tests.

# coronavirus - Sunday 26 June, 2022

Long Covid clinics must be established 'as a matter of urgency', Naughten says
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

Long Covid clinics must be established 'as a matter of urgency', Naughten says

Jun 26th 2022, 7:00 AM 18,073 Views 10 Comments

The Independent TD told The Journal that those suffering from long Covid are being added to existing waiting lists that are “chronically oversubscribed”.

# coronavirus - Saturday 25 June, 2022

Official Covid case numbers 'just the tip of the iceberg' as subvariants lead to summer surge
# Covid19
# Covid19

Official Covid case numbers 'just the tip of the iceberg' as subvariants lead to summer surge

Jun 25th 2022, 12:05 AM 44,957 Views 26 Comments

Last week there was a more than 50% jump in reported case numbers.

# coronavirus - Friday 24 June, 2022

New Omicron subvariants leading to increase in Covid-19 infections, health authorities say
# Omicron
# Omicron

New Omicron subvariants leading to increase in Covid-19 infections, health authorities say

Jun 24th 2022, 11:42 AM 26,886 Views 31 Comments

However, the HSPC have said that there is no indication that the severity of the virus has changed.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

55% of patients with Covid-19 hospitalised due to virus, CMO warns health minister
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

55% of patients with Covid-19 hospitalised due to virus, CMO warns health minister

Jun 21st 2022, 6:11 PM 25,527 Views 11 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan described that the Covid-19 burden on acute hospital care has “increased considerably” over recent weeks.

NIAC considering extending second Covid booster to under-65s
# Jabs For The Boys
# Jabs For The Boys

NIAC considering extending second Covid booster to under-65s

Jun 21st 2022, 1:41 PM 15,204 Views 11 Comments

The second booster shot is currently being offered to people over 65 and people who are immunosuppressed.

# coronavirus - Monday 20 June, 2022

Tánaiste says he does not think new restrictions will be needed to tackle summer Covid wave
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Tánaiste says he does not think new restrictions will be needed to tackle summer Covid wave

Updated Jun 20th 2022, 4:47 PM 24,728 Views 20 Comments

There are some 606 patients in hospital with Covid.

# coronavirus - Friday 17 June, 2022

CMO warns of 'increased pressure on hospital system' if Covid-19 cases continue to rise
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

CMO warns of 'increased pressure on hospital system' if Covid-19 cases continue to rise

Jun 17th 2022, 7:28 PM 36,444 Views 19 Comments

As of this morning, there were 508 patients in hospital with the virus.

US approves two Covid vaccines for children as young as six months
# Hit Me With Your Best Shot
# Hit Me With Your Best Shot

US approves two Covid vaccines for children as young as six months

Jun 17th 2022, 2:33 PM 9,118 Views 12 Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) must now also recommend the vaccines before they are put into use in the US.

# coronavirus - Thursday 16 June, 2022

Covid-19: Ireland's cases are rising quickly - here's why and what it means
# Omicron
# Omicron

Covid-19: Ireland's cases are rising quickly - here's why and what it means

Jun 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 76,240 Views 63 Comments
  • The number of people with Covid-19 is on the rise once again.
  • Ireland is quietly fighting Omicron subvariants that are less affected by immune responses to the virus.
  • Lauren Boland breaks down the latest Covid-19 data and speaks to an immunologist about the spread of the subvariants.
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