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#Coronavirus

# coronavirus - June 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 44,968 Views 26 Comments

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

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 26,888 Views 31 Comments

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

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 25,542 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 15,211 Views 11 Comments

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

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 24,734 Views 20 Comments

There are some 606 patients in hospital with Covid.

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 36,460 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 9,124 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.

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 76,267 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.
New restrictions not on cards despite 'significant increase' in hospital cases, Donnelly says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

New restrictions not on cards despite 'significant increase' in hospital cases, Donnelly says

Jun 10th 2022, 4:54 PM 34,429 Views 33 Comments

The number of patients with Covid-19 in hospital has more than doubled in a fortnight.

Three quarters of long Covid patients consuming problematic levels of alcohol
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

Three quarters of long Covid patients consuming problematic levels of alcohol

Jun 5th 2022, 4:30 PM 66,317 Views 26 Comments

Two new studies have found that complications arising from long Covid are primarily brain related – not heart and lung conditions, as previously thought.

HSE 'still in process of identifying' health workers eligible for €1,000 pandemic bonus payment
# Covid Bonus
# Covid Bonus

HSE 'still in process of identifying' health workers eligible for €1,000 pandemic bonus payment

Jun 2nd 2022, 6:00 AM 20,986 Views 25 Comments

The payment of the bonus was due to begin in April.

Survey shows 1 in 10 people in Ireland blamed Covid-19 symptoms on 5G radiation
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Survey shows 1 in 10 people in Ireland blamed Covid-19 symptoms on 5G radiation

Jun 1st 2022, 11:02 AM 16,817 Views 52 Comments

Young people, religious people, and those with fewer educational qualifications were the most likely to believe this.

# coronavirus - May May 2022

Pandemic wage subsidy scheme ends today after being in place for over two years
# Wage Subsidy
# Wage Subsidy

Pandemic wage subsidy scheme ends today after being in place for over two years

May 31st 2022, 6:45 AM 13,443 Views 7 Comments

The scheme was extended for businesses impacted by public health restrictions in December 2021.

A new Covid variant of concern has been detected in Ireland - what do we know about it?
# Omicron
# Omicron

A new Covid variant of concern has been detected in Ireland - what do we know about it?

May 23rd 2022, 3:09 PM 34,967 Views 28 Comments

BA.4 and BA.5 were identified by the ECDC as variants of concern earlier this month.

Kim Jong Un criticises officials over spiralling North Korea Covid outbreak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Kim Jong Un criticises officials over spiralling North Korea Covid outbreak

May 18th 2022, 7:15 AM 15,285 Views 11 Comments

The country reported 232,880 new cases of “fever” as of Tuesday evening, bringing the total number to 1.72 million with 62 deaths.

Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown
# China
# China

Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown

May 17th 2022, 7:40 AM 7,330 Views 7 Comments

The city of 25 million has been under heavy restrictions since early April.

'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?

May 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 8,722 Views 11 Comments

With Ireland now in a different phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, will lessons be learned from the crisis gone by?

Kim Jong Un deploys military to aid pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Kim Jong Un deploys military to aid pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

May 16th 2022, 9:14 AM 17,180 Views 6 Comments

Failing to slow the virus could have dire consequences for North Korea.

North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak

May 15th 2022, 12:10 PM 14,016 Views 13 Comments

North Korea has no Covid vaccines, antiviral treatment drugs or mass-testing capacity.

HSE vaccine lead: 'Plans in development for autumn booster as well as winter emergencies'
# Boosters
# Boosters

HSE vaccine lead: 'Plans in development for autumn booster as well as winter emergencies'

May 14th 2022, 8:00 AM 18,240 Views 19 Comments

The HSE’s Damien McCallion gave The Journal’s Coronavirus Newsletter an insight into the next stages of the vaccine rollout.

Shanghai seeks to ease seven-week virus lockdown within next few days
# China
# China

Shanghai seeks to ease seven-week virus lockdown within next few days

May 13th 2022, 9:09 AM 3,783 Views 3 Comments

The World Health Organisation has said the mounting economic toll of severe restrictions could be unsustainable.

North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak

May 13th 2022, 7:20 AM 11,362 Views 9 Comments

Experts have warned the virus could be devastating in a country with a broken health care system.

Vaccination had 'significant impact' at decreasing Covid-19 cases in nursing homes
# HIQA
# HIQA

Vaccination had 'significant impact' at decreasing Covid-19 cases in nursing homes

May 12th 2022, 12:24 PM 4,570 Views 8 Comments

Vaccination was a major factor determining outbreaks, as well as whether a home had suffered an outbreak in the past.

North Korea orders national lockdown after confirming first Covid-19 cases
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea orders national lockdown after confirming first Covid-19 cases

May 12th 2022, 7:29 AM 19,093 Views 9 Comments

The country had never admitted to a case of the virus and had imposed a rigid coronavirus blockade of its borders since 2020.

Face masks no longer mandatory on EU flights from next week
# Face Masks
# Face Masks

Face masks no longer mandatory on EU flights from next week

May 11th 2022, 10:38 AM 28,797 Views 31 Comments

The new recommendations are set to come into effect from 16 May.

Ongoing use of Covid-19 Garda roster preventing specialist firearms units from critical training
# Armed Support
# Armed Support

Ongoing use of Covid-19 Garda roster preventing specialist firearms units from critical training

May 10th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,476 Views 0 Comments

The Covid-19 emergency roster has been extended amid an industrial relations dispute.

'There's no why': Shanghai rages at endless Covid lockdown
# China
# China

'There's no why': Shanghai rages at endless Covid lockdown

Updated May 9th 2022, 10:48 AM 19,020 Views 13 Comments

China’s capital is trying to fend off a Covid-19 outbreak with restrictions on movement.

EU watchdog assesses Moderna vaccine for under-fives
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

EU watchdog assesses Moderna vaccine for under-fives

May 5th 2022, 3:25 PM 6,830 Views 18 Comments

The EMA has so far approved five vaccines for use in the EU.

WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world
# Excess Mortality
# Excess Mortality

WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world

May 5th 2022, 2:59 PM 10,189 Views 12 Comments

The figure includes deaths directly associated with Covid as well as those due to the pandemic’s impact on the health system and society.

Hong Kong reopens beaches as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Hong Kong reopens beaches as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules

May 5th 2022, 2:15 PM 5,377 Views 0 Comments

Deaths from Covid-19 in Hong Kong have fallen from a high of almost 300 per day in March to zero in recent days.

# coronavirus - April April 2022

Department of Health to no longer publish daily Covid-19 cases
# Final Figures
# Final Figures

Department of Health to no longer publish daily Covid-19 cases

Apr 29th 2022, 4:52 PM 33,471 Views 37 Comments

In the final daily update, health officials reported 980 PCR-confirmed cases and 1,020 positive antigen tests.

Coronavirus: 2,307 new cases and 412 patients in hospital, including 36 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 2,307 new cases and 412 patients in hospital, including 36 in ICU

Apr 28th 2022, 5:42 PM 13,002 Views 2 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures earlier today.

China megacity mass-tests and cancels flights after one suspected Covid case
# Guangzhou
# Guangzhou

China megacity mass-tests and cancels flights after one suspected Covid case

Apr 28th 2022, 9:14 AM 13,172 Views 12 Comments

China is facing its worst outbreak since the peak of the first wave in early 2020.

Coronavirus: 2,307 new cases and 435 patients in hospital, including 38 in ICU
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 2,307 new cases and 435 patients in hospital, including 38 in ICU

Apr 27th 2022, 4:30 PM 10,579 Views 10 Comments

The Department of Health released the figures this afternoon.

US Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid-19 but Joe Biden not ‘close contact’
# US OF A
# US OF A

US Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid-19 but Joe Biden not ‘close contact’

Apr 26th 2022, 6:05 PM 13,944 Views 16 Comments

Harris will isolate at her residence but continue to work remotely.

Coronavirus: 2,837 new cases reported as number of Covid patients at lowest since December
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 2,837 new cases reported as number of Covid patients at lowest since December

Apr 26th 2022, 3:42 PM 18,235 Views 17 Comments

477 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, the first time the figure dropped below 500 since December.

Coronavirus: 6,841 cases recorded over weekend as death toll surpasses 7,000
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 6,841 cases recorded over weekend as death toll surpasses 7,000

Apr 25th 2022, 4:59 PM 26,317 Views 4 Comments

535 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, including 43 in ICU.

NPHET 'did not communicate Covid-19 models as well as necessary' to Government, says Nolan
# Philip Nolan
# Philip Nolan

NPHET 'did not communicate Covid-19 models as well as necessary' to Government, says Nolan

Apr 25th 2022, 2:06 PM 17,105 Views 13 Comments

Nolan said that as health experts, ‘we need to be better at communicating the range of possibilities and uncertainties’.

Opinion: Shareholders could exert greater influence over global access to Covid-19 vaccines
# Vaccine Equity
# Vaccine Equity

Opinion: Shareholders could exert greater influence over global access to Covid-19 vaccines

Apr 24th 2022, 7:30 AM 7,011 Views 1 Comment

Prof Aisling McMahon and Dr Edana Richardson argue that shareholders in pharma have the power to demand better from companies.

Coronavirus: 2,778 new cases and 599 patients in hospital, including 39 in ICU
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 2,778 new cases and 599 patients in hospital, including 39 in ICU

Updated Apr 22nd 2022, 6:15 PM 19,465 Views 14 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.