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# coronavirus - Monday 4 October, 2021

New Zealand drops 'Covid zero' goal after Delta outbreak
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

New Zealand drops 'Covid zero' goal after Delta outbreak

Oct 4th 2021, 7:45 AM 38,095 Views 58 Comments

Jacinda Ardern said that a Delta outbreak had been a “game changer” and that a new approach was needed.

# coronavirus - Sunday 3 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,051 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,051 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 3rd 2021, 1:57 PM 33,611 Views 45 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

New Zealand tightens travel rules as Covid-19 spreads
# Covid19
# Covid19

New Zealand tightens travel rules as Covid-19 spreads

Oct 3rd 2021, 10:24 AM 47,589 Views 43 Comments

The national flag carrier Air New Zealand also announced it was introducing a “no jab, no fly” policy.

# coronavirus - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,586 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,586 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 2nd 2021, 1:07 PM 40,991 Views 22 Comments

298 people are in hospital with the coronavirus disease, including 56 in ICU.

US hits 700,000 Covid deaths but cases begin to fall
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

US hits 700,000 Covid deaths but cases begin to fall

Oct 2nd 2021, 10:32 AM 14,897 Views 17 Comments

An estimated 70 million eligible Americans remain unvaccinated.

# coronavirus - Friday 1 October, 2021

Covid vaccine to be mandatory for California school students
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Covid vaccine to be mandatory for California school students

Oct 1st 2021, 10:10 PM 13,280 Views 57 Comments

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been granted full FDA approval for 16-year-olds and up.

Merck's Covid-19 pill cuts hospitalisation by 50%, study shows
# Molnupiravir
# Molnupiravir

Merck's Covid-19 pill cuts hospitalisation by 50%, study shows

Oct 1st 2021, 9:08 PM 30,002 Views 69 Comments

The company said it would soon ask health officials around the world to authorise its use.

Coronavirus: 1,059 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,059 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 1st 2021, 5:20 PM 38,354 Views 49 Comments

308 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital, including 59 in ICU.

Australia to ease 18-month-old border closure 'within weeks'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Australia to ease 18-month-old border closure 'within weeks'

Oct 1st 2021, 7:20 AM 17,880 Views 4 Comments

Scott Morrison said vaccinated Australians would be able to return home and travel overseas “within weeks”.

NPHET's Covid-19 briefings set to end for good as team moves to 'surveillance mode'
# The End
# The End

NPHET's Covid-19 briefings set to end for good as team moves to 'surveillance mode'

Oct 1st 2021, 12:01 AM 22,698 Views 29 Comments
  • Health officials are due to revert to their original duties later this month, writes Cónal Thomas.
  • Members of NPHET have not held a public briefing since 24 August.

# coronavirus - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Exchequer spent estimated €17.1 billion as a result of Covid-19 in pandemic's first year
# Spending
# Spending

Exchequer spent estimated €17.1 billion as a result of Covid-19 in pandemic's first year

Sep 30th 2021, 7:10 PM 9,182 Views 20 Comments

The Comptroller and Auditor General annual report was published today.

Coronavirus: 1,271 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,271 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 30th 2021, 5:39 PM 30,517 Views 26 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,453 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,453 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 29th 2021, 5:28 PM 38,341 Views 23 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

YouTube to remove anti-vaccine videos from its platform
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

YouTube to remove anti-vaccine videos from its platform

Sep 29th 2021, 3:19 PM 11,906 Views 33 Comments

YouTube has removed more than 130,000 videos since last year for violating its Covid-19 vaccine policies.

Vitamin A nasal drops to be trialled for Covid smell loss
# Covid-19 Smell Loss
# Covid-19 Smell Loss

Vitamin A nasal drops to be trialled for Covid smell loss

Sep 29th 2021, 9:39 AM 9,680 Views 6 Comments

Researchers hope the study ‘could one day help improve the lives of millions around the world’.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,499 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,499 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 28th 2021, 5:07 PM 37,424 Views 46 Comments

The latest Covid-19 case numbers were confirmed this afternoon by the Department of Health.

Kante tests positive for Covid-19 as Tuchel admits not knowing how many players are vaccinated
# Coronavirus
From The42
# Coronavirus

Kante tests positive for Covid-19 as Tuchel admits not knowing how many players are vaccinated

Sep 28th 2021, 3:29 PM 5,067 Views 1 Comment

The French midfielder will be missing for Chelsea’s Champions League match against Juventus along with Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount and Reece James.

‘Covid bonus’ would ideally be paid before end of year, Varadkar says
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

‘Covid bonus’ would ideally be paid before end of year, Varadkar says

Sep 28th 2021, 8:08 AM 38,899 Views 70 Comments

An extra bank holiday and tax credits are among options being considered to reward workers on the front line for their efforts during the pandemic.

# coronavirus - Monday 27 September, 2021

Biden gets Covid-19 booster shot following US regulator recommendation
# Pfizer
# Pfizer

Biden gets Covid-19 booster shot following US regulator recommendation

Sep 27th 2021, 9:42 PM 12,409 Views 9 Comments

Federal regulators recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans age 65 or older.

Stormont ministers agree to end social distancing in NI shops and theatres
# The North
# The North

Stormont ministers agree to end social distancing in NI shops and theatres

Sep 27th 2021, 9:32 PM 10,578 Views 1 Comment

Ministers did not consider social distancing in the hospitality sector during today’s meeting.

Mourners asked to leave Covid patient Joe McCarron's funeral for not wearing facemasks
# Donegal
# Donegal

Mourners asked to leave Covid patient Joe McCarron's funeral for not wearing facemasks

Updated Sep 27th 2021, 6:39 PM 75,214 Views 0 Comments

Joe McCarron passed away at Letterkenny University Hospital last week.

Qatar Airways announces over $4 billion loss in revenues over last year
# Aviation
# Aviation

Qatar Airways announces over $4 billion loss in revenues over last year

Sep 27th 2021, 5:52 PM 12,513 Views 13 Comments

The major loss highlights the dramatic toll the pandemic has taken on the industry.

Coronavirus: 1,049 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,049 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 27th 2021, 5:14 PM 40,993 Views 34 Comments

The latest Covid-19 case numbers were confirmed this afternoon by the Department of Health.

Young Irish people 'less likely to get vaccinated' than overall population, survey finds
# Vaccine Hesitancy
# Vaccine Hesitancy

Young Irish people 'less likely to get vaccinated' than overall population, survey finds

Sep 27th 2021, 9:39 AM 22,087 Views 30 Comments

Vaccination rate in Ireland is highest in the EU – but 18 to 34-year-olds still showing signs of hesitancy.

# coronavirus - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,335 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 1,335 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 25th 2021, 2:54 PM 39,271 Views 29 Comments

The latest figures were confrimed this afternoon.

# coronavirus - Friday 24 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 24th 2021, 5:10 PM 28,518 Views 37 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures today.

Irish university warns students that lecturers may call security if masks aren't worn in class
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Irish university warns students that lecturers may call security if masks aren't worn in class

Sep 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 35,959 Views 63 Comments
  • University College Cork has said lecturers will ask campus security to remove those who refuse requests to wear a mask, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • College says classes may also be cancelled and will not be repeated if security are unable to attend.

# coronavirus - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,355 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid Figures
# Covid Figures

Coronavirus: 1,355 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 23rd 2021, 5:20 PM 32,881 Views 52 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Pop-up vaccination centres will be in colleges next week – here's where they will be
# Vaccine Centres
# Vaccine Centres

Pop-up vaccination centres will be in colleges next week – here's where they will be

Sep 22nd 2021, 11:26 AM 11,219 Views 9 Comments

It’s part of a ‘vaccination week’ initiative which aims to maximise uptake.

Sam McConkey: What's driving this demand for unproven Covid-19 treatments?
# Ivermectin As Treatment
# Ivermectin As Treatment

Sam McConkey: What's driving this demand for unproven Covid-19 treatments?

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 24,391 Views 43 Comments

The professor says it’s important to look in depth at the evidence using a critical theoretical framework, or ask someone else who can do this.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,423 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,423 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 21st 2021, 5:26 PM 33,885 Views 27 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures today.

# coronavirus - Monday 20 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,154 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,154 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 20th 2021, 5:13 PM 45,741 Views 36 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures this afternoon.

Opinion: Remote working is now part of our 'new normal' - let's get it right
# A Modern Workplace
# A Modern Workplace

Opinion: Remote working is now part of our 'new normal' - let's get it right

Updated Sep 20th 2021, 3:15 PM 21,344 Views 19 Comments

Joanne Mangan of Grow Remote says as thousands are encouraged to return to offices today, we need a mature approach to new ways of working.

Men with symptomatic Covid-19 1.5 times more likely to face severe outcome than women
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Men with symptomatic Covid-19 1.5 times more likely to face severe outcome than women

Sep 20th 2021, 2:19 PM 16,428 Views 16 Comments

A new study analysed nearly 50,000 Covid-19 cases during the first two waves of the pandemic in Ireland.

# coronavirus - Sunday 19 September, 2021

Family of patient encouraged to leave Donegal hospital criticise group involved and apologise to staff
# Donegal
# Donegal

Family of patient encouraged to leave Donegal hospital criticise group involved and apologise to staff

Sep 19th 2021, 4:11 PM 115,587 Views 0 Comments

The patient in question left the hospital following the video but returned by ambulance two days later.

Coronavirus: 1,224 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 1,224 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 19th 2021, 1:33 PM 41,277 Views 25 Comments

278 people are in hospital with the coronavirus disease, including 63 in ICU.

Varadkar says tomorrow is a ‘big day’ as thousands of workers return to office
# Phased Reopening
# Phased Reopening

Varadkar says tomorrow is a ‘big day’ as thousands of workers return to office

Sep 19th 2021, 1:07 PM 30,618 Views 45 Comments

Many businesses are also set to open their doors for the first time since the pandemic began.

Explainer: What's happening with Covid vaccine trials for children under 12?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Explainer: What's happening with Covid vaccine trials for children under 12?

Sep 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,816 Views 26 Comments

The US may begin its rollout to younger children before the end of the year.

# coronavirus - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,456 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 1,456 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 18th 2021, 1:40 PM 41,779 Views 38 Comments

261 people are in hospital with the coronavirus disease, including 66 in ICU.

Controversial pandemic campaigner Dolores Cahill no longer employed at UCD
# Dolores Cahill
# Dolores Cahill

Controversial pandemic campaigner Dolores Cahill no longer employed at UCD

Sep 18th 2021, 1:33 PM 147,490 Views 0 Comments

Dolores Cahill had been a professor at the UCD faculty of Medicine.