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# coronavirus - Thursday 10 February, 2022

HSE updates online advice for boosted close contacts, detailing additional restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HSE updates online advice for boosted close contacts, detailing additional restrictions

Feb 10th 2022, 5:41 PM 52,584 Views 3 Comments

Although close contacts in this situation are no longer required to restrict their movements, they are advised to follow a number of other measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.

O'Neill says 'real prospect' Covid restrictions will have to stay in NI due to legal issues
# The North
# The North

O'Neill says 'real prospect' Covid restrictions will have to stay in NI due to legal issues

Feb 10th 2022, 5:39 PM 10,909 Views 3 Comments

The North’s Health Minister sought guidance following the resignation of first minister Paul Givan last week.

PCR testing system could be re-opened to all age groups, Colm Henry says
# Colm Henry
# Colm Henry

PCR testing system could be re-opened to all age groups, Colm Henry says

Feb 10th 2022, 1:02 PM 24,861 Views 26 Comments

HSE Chief Clinical Officer said that he does not foresee any changes to mask wearing guidelines in the immediate future.

Police arrest convoy protesters in New Zealand
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Police arrest convoy protesters in New Zealand

Feb 10th 2022, 7:33 AM 14,090 Views 12 Comments

Among the protesters’ grievances is the requirement in New Zealand that certain workers get vaccinated against Covid-19.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Boris Johnson signals end to self-isolation rules in England as part of ‘living with Covid’
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

Boris Johnson signals end to self-isolation rules in England as part of ‘living with Covid’

Feb 9th 2022, 5:35 PM 19,371 Views 12 Comments

He said the legal requirement to self-isolate for positive cases of Covid-19 is expected to end later this month.

Coronavirus: 11,255 new cases and 627 patients in hospital, 63 deaths notified in past week
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 11,255 new cases and 627 patients in hospital, 63 deaths notified in past week

Feb 9th 2022, 3:06 PM 42,802 Views 47 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Ivana Bacik: Flexible work makes sense, so why is the government clinging to old ways?
# Stuck In Traffic
# Stuck In Traffic

Ivana Bacik: Flexible work makes sense, so why is the government clinging to old ways?

Updated Feb 9th 2022, 2:00 PM 20,533 Views 26 Comments

The TD says the conservatism being shown by Government on flexible working is in stark contrast to the need for radical change.

Sweden ends wide-scale Covid testing as pandemic restrictions lifted
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Sweden ends wide-scale Covid testing as pandemic restrictions lifted

Feb 9th 2022, 12:59 PM 11,561 Views 6 Comments

The move puts the nation at odds with most of Europe, but experts say it could become the norm as costly testing yields fewer benefits with Omicron.

New Zealand anti-vaccine parliament protesters vow to stay 'as long as it takes'
# Vaccine Mandates
# Vaccine Mandates

New Zealand anti-vaccine parliament protesters vow to stay 'as long as it takes'

Feb 9th 2022, 9:40 AM 11,101 Views 33 Comments

Several hundred protesters have pitched tents and are refusing to leave.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Canada's Saskatchewan province lifts all Covid restrictions as protests rumble on in Ottawa
# Canada
# Canada

Canada's Saskatchewan province lifts all Covid restrictions as protests rumble on in Ottawa

Feb 8th 2022, 9:31 PM 15,067 Views 19 Comments

More than 80% of Saskatchewan residents had received two Covid vaccine jabs.

Opinion: Restrictions may have eased, but the pandemic is far from over for disabled people
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Restrictions may have eased, but the pandemic is far from over for disabled people

Feb 8th 2022, 7:00 PM 11,964 Views 3 Comments

A culture of ableism means disabled people were forgotten as Covid restrictions eased, writes Rosie Farrell.

Covid-19: 9,365 new cases and 646 patients in hospital, including 72 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 9,365 new cases and 646 patients in hospital, including 72 in ICU

Feb 8th 2022, 3:11 PM 30,362 Views 11 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

# coronavirus - Monday 7 February, 2022

Mayor seeks mediator as Canadian authorities struggle to tackle truckers' Covid-19 protests
# Ottawa
# Ottawa

Mayor seeks mediator as Canadian authorities struggle to tackle truckers' Covid-19 protests

Feb 7th 2022, 9:30 PM 18,943 Views 9 Comments

The protests against Covid-19 health restrictions have began on 9 January.

Coronavirus: 15,168 new PCR-confirmed cases and 12,998 positive antigen tests reported since Friday
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 15,168 new PCR-confirmed cases and 12,998 positive antigen tests reported since Friday

Feb 7th 2022, 3:07 PM 68,079 Views 53 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Report claims pandemic ban on prison visits and lack of psychological supports impacting prisoner health
# Penal Reform
# Penal Reform

Report claims pandemic ban on prison visits and lack of psychological supports impacting prisoner health

Feb 7th 2022, 10:58 AM 11,065 Views 27 Comments

The annual Irish Penal Reform Trust’s progress in the penal system report was published today.

Spotify CEO tells employees cancelling Joe Rogan ‘not the answer’
# Spotify
# Spotify

Spotify CEO tells employees cancelling Joe Rogan ‘not the answer’

Feb 7th 2022, 9:12 AM 16,919 Views 54 Comments

The firm paid Rogan a reported 100 million dollars to exclusively host the podcast.

# coronavirus - Sunday 6 February, 2022

Irish scientists on TikTok describe trolling and misinformation working on Covid campaign
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Irish scientists on TikTok describe trolling and misinformation working on Covid campaign

Feb 6th 2022, 5:01 PM 21,901 Views 15 Comments

The SciComm Collective, launched In the first half of last year, was intended to get the government’s Covid-19 messaging out to young people.

# coronavirus - Saturday 5 February, 2022

Austria's compulsory Covid vaccination rules are now in force
# Mandatory Vaccinations
# Mandatory Vaccinations

Austria's compulsory Covid vaccination rules are now in force

Feb 5th 2022, 12:02 PM 26,239 Views 59 Comments

Unvaccinated people can face fines of up to €3,600 following an “introductory phase”.

# coronavirus - Friday 4 February, 2022

Austrian president signs law making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all adults
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Austrian president signs law making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all adults

Feb 4th 2022, 4:36 PM 21,497 Views 54 Comments

Those holding out can face fines of up to €3,600 after mid-March.

Coronavirus: 12,336 new cases, 597 patients in hospital and 66 in ICU
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 12,336 new cases, 597 patients in hospital and 66 in ICU

Feb 4th 2022, 3:23 PM 37,038 Views 28 Comments

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

# coronavirus - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Europe is heading for Covid-19 'ceasefire' that could lead to 'enduring peace', WHO says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Europe is heading for Covid-19 'ceasefire' that could lead to 'enduring peace', WHO says

Feb 3rd 2022, 5:18 PM 22,667 Views 13 Comments

This comes as a growing number of European nations lift almost all Covid-19 restrictions.

Coronavirus: 12,875 new cases, 610 patients in hospital and 63 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 12,875 new cases, 610 patients in hospital and 63 in ICU

Feb 3rd 2022, 4:07 PM 33,403 Views 20 Comments

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

Ryanair ranked worst short-haul airline for Covid refunds
# Covid Flying
# Covid Flying

Ryanair ranked worst short-haul airline for Covid refunds

Feb 3rd 2022, 8:13 AM 16,036 Views 40 Comments

The carrier received a refund satisfaction score of just 47% in a survey by consumer group Which?

# coronavirus - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

New Zealand won't fully reopen borders to foreign travellers until October
# Reopening
# Reopening

New Zealand won't fully reopen borders to foreign travellers until October

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:40 PM 21,537 Views 19 Comments

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a five-step plan to reopening New Zealand’s borders.

Covid-19: 12,560 new cases and 630 patients in hospital, 92 deaths notified in past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 12,560 new cases and 630 patients in hospital, 92 deaths notified in past week

Feb 2nd 2022, 2:56 PM 46,677 Views 36 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

France lifts most Covid restrictions but keeps vaccination certs
# Paris
# Paris

France lifts most Covid restrictions but keeps vaccination certs

Feb 2nd 2022, 12:47 PM 13,566 Views 13 Comments

The country has loosened several of the restrictions imposed to curb the latest surge.

Ireland's Covid position improving but global risk remains high, CMO tells Oireachtas Committee
# Health
# Health

Ireland's Covid position improving but global risk remains high, CMO tells Oireachtas Committee

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 12:00 PM 36,780 Views 14 Comments

Senior NPHET members fielded questions from TDs and senators at a Health Committee meeting today.

Study claims reluctance to get Covid-19 vaccine may be linked to childhood trauma
# UK
# UK

Study claims reluctance to get Covid-19 vaccine may be linked to childhood trauma

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:36 AM 18,606 Views 31 Comments

The UK study found people who suffer in childhood are also least likely to trust NHS information.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

New Zealand grants entry exemption to pregnant reporter who sought Taliban help
# Charlotte Bellis
# Charlotte Bellis

New Zealand grants entry exemption to pregnant reporter who sought Taliban help

Feb 1st 2022, 7:51 PM 24,371 Views 10 Comments

Only 800 rooms per month are set aside for New Zealanders and visa holders.

Covid-19: 10,618 new cases and 624 patients in hospital, including 66 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 10,618 new cases and 624 patients in hospital, including 66 in ICU

Feb 1st 2022, 2:59 PM 42,061 Views 31 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

New guidelines for care facilities to give unrestricted access to nominated support person
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

New guidelines for care facilities to give unrestricted access to nominated support person

Feb 1st 2022, 1:50 PM 6,962 Views 1 Comment

Residents should be able to choose a support person who should typically have unrestricted access to visit them.

Denmark becomes first EU country to lift all Covid restrictions despite record case numbers
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Denmark becomes first EU country to lift all Covid restrictions despite record case numbers

Feb 1st 2022, 1:10 PM 21,581 Views 30 Comments

The country’s health authority “recommends” that those who test positive for the virus should isolate for four days.

# coronavirus - Monday 31 January, 2022

Government announces new guidance for workplaces as Covid-19 regulations ease
# Return To Work
# Return To Work

Government announces new guidance for workplaces as Covid-19 regulations ease

Jan 31st 2022, 9:24 AM 29,347 Views 10 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the new protocol will also help deal with other illnesses.

# coronavirus - Saturday 29 January, 2022

Lung abnormalities found in long Covid patients with breathlessness
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

Lung abnormalities found in long Covid patients with breathlessness

Jan 29th 2022, 11:55 AM 33,575 Views 22 Comments

The study is investigating possible lung damage in those who have not been admitted to hospital, but continue to experience the symptom.

# coronavirus - Friday 28 January, 2022

Do boosted close contacts need to restrict their movements?
# Coronavirus Newsletter
# Coronavirus Newsletter

Do boosted close contacts need to restrict their movements?

Jan 28th 2022, 9:00 PM 35,612 Views 9 Comments

Well, about that…

# coronavirus - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11

Jan 27th 2022, 5:28 PM 26,511 Views 52 Comments

The decision could be reassessed if the health situation changes, the authorities said.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions from today as WHO says Omicron risk remains 'very high'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions from today as WHO says Omicron risk remains 'very high'

Updated Jan 26th 2022, 8:15 AM 23,891 Views 9 Comments

Bars, restaurants and museums in the country will be allowed to reopen from today.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Covid-19: 9,218 new cases, 824 people in hospital and 79 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 9,218 new cases, 824 people in hospital and 79 in ICU

Jan 25th 2022, 5:18 PM 45,954 Views 17 Comments

Health authorities confirmed the figures this evening.

Pfizer-BioNTech begin enrollments for Omicron-specific vaccine trial
# Omicron Vaccine
# Omicron Vaccine

Pfizer-BioNTech begin enrollments for Omicron-specific vaccine trial

Jan 25th 2022, 12:03 PM 16,740 Views 27 Comments

Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla previously said at a conference that the pharmaceutical giant could be ready to file for regulatory approval of the shot by March.

# coronavirus - Monday 24 January, 2022

Covid-19: 8,039 new cases, 885 people in hospital and 76 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 8,039 new cases, 885 people in hospital and 76 in ICU

Jan 24th 2022, 5:03 PM 44,322 Views 62 Comments

Health officials announced the figures in a statement.