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# coronavirus - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

Covid Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine protection reduces after six months, study suggests
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Covid Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine protection reduces after six months, study suggests

Aug 25th 2021, 7:24 AM 58,031 Views 112 Comments

“Waning protection is to be expected and is not a reason to not get vaccinated,” a professor said.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

NPHET key points: All Ireland, Electric Picnic, declining mask wearing and 'extremely high incidence'
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

NPHET key points: All Ireland, Electric Picnic, declining mask wearing and 'extremely high incidence'

Updated Aug 24th 2021, 5:51 PM 127,781 Views 139 Comments
  • CMO Tony Holohan said NPHET would not be opposed from a public health perspective to large events such as Electric Picnic taking place.
  • Holohan said that health officials will be expecting greater levels of flu and other viruses this winter.
  • A further 1,571 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Ireland.
Donnelly says all restrictions should be gone by Christmas, Holohan says he hopes 'much sooner'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Donnelly says all restrictions should be gone by Christmas, Holohan says he hopes 'much sooner'

Updated Aug 24th 2021, 3:15 PM 49,244 Views 61 Comments

Cabinet will meet next week to sign off on a reopening plan.

# coronavirus - Monday 23 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,592 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# LATEST CASES
# LATEST CASES

Coronavirus: 1,592 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Aug 23rd 2021, 5:36 PM 60,495 Views 98 Comments

There are 318 people in hospital with the virus, with 60 in intensive care.

Union reissues call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed work from home
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Union reissues call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed work from home

Aug 23rd 2021, 3:13 PM 20,563 Views 76 Comments

The TUI said this situation is causing “severe stress and anxiety” for affected teachers.

FactCheck: Has the drug ivermectin been proven to be effective against Covid-19?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has the drug ivermectin been proven to be effective against Covid-19?

Aug 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 59,024 Views 0 Comments
  • The world's top health agencies say there is still insufficient evidence this medication is effective against Covid, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Studies are ongoing, with 5,000 volunteers recruited recently for an Oxford University trial.

# coronavirus - Sunday 22 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,688 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 1,688 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 22nd 2021, 3:25 PM 62,241 Views 84 Comments

314 people are in hospital with the virus, including 59 in ICU.

Global study suggests new treatment approach for critically-ill Covid patients
# Nui Galway
# Nui Galway

Global study suggests new treatment approach for critically-ill Covid patients

Aug 22nd 2021, 3:24 PM 36,197 Views 21 Comments

The study involved 1,121 patients in Ireland, the US, Canada, Mexico, France and Spain.

Covid hospital numbers hit highest level since March
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid hospital numbers hit highest level since March

Aug 22nd 2021, 12:08 PM 34,675 Views 27 Comments

55 additional people are in hospital with Covid and five more are in ICU.

UK-wide antibody testing programme to be launched for Covid positive people
# Antibody Testing
# Antibody Testing

UK-wide antibody testing programme to be launched for Covid positive people

Aug 22nd 2021, 10:21 AM 16,266 Views 15 Comments

The programme will get underway in Northern Ireland on Tuesday.

# coronavirus - Saturday 21 August, 2021

Aoife Scott: The past 18 months have been like The Hunger Games for us in the music industry
# A Musician's Story
# A Musician's Story

Aoife Scott: The past 18 months have been like The Hunger Games for us in the music industry

Aug 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 15,338 Views 14 Comments

Musician Aoife Scott shares her story of the past 18 months and says restrictions have shown how little Ireland values creative careers.

Coronavirus: 2,125 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 2,125 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 21st 2021, 3:35 PM 83,975 Views 143 Comments

This is the third time in a week that the daily caseload surpassed 2,000.

HSE chief urges people not to dismiss public health advice
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE chief urges people not to dismiss public health advice

Aug 21st 2021, 11:02 AM 21,525 Views 72 Comments

Paul Reid said it was “never too late” to get a Covid vaccine.

# coronavirus - Friday 20 August, 2021

Nialler9: The live events industry remains in lockdown, while the government now lobbies itself
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Nialler9: The live events industry remains in lockdown, while the government now lobbies itself

Aug 20th 2021, 11:00 PM 22,696 Views 32 Comments

DJ and music writer Niall Byrne (Nialler9) says the music industry has been treated as an afterthought by Government.

Coronavirus: 2,098 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 2,098 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 20th 2021, 5:40 PM 81,188 Views 110 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Northern Ireland confirms record high cases of Covid-19 in single day
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Northern Ireland confirms record high cases of Covid-19 in single day

Aug 20th 2021, 4:27 PM 46,009 Views 22 Comments

The NI Department of Health reported 2,397 new cases today.

Vaccination centres to be retained for potential booster campaign
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Vaccination centres to be retained for potential booster campaign

Aug 20th 2021, 3:43 PM 17,122 Views 21 Comments

The ‘most likely scenario’ is that boosters will be given first to immunocompromised people and prioritised groups.

# coronavirus - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,818 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,818 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 19th 2021, 5:57 PM 61,038 Views 108 Comments

The latest figures were reported by health officials today.

Roadmap for easing of Covid restrictions set to be published on 31 August
# New Roadmap
# New Roadmap

Roadmap for easing of Covid restrictions set to be published on 31 August

Aug 19th 2021, 5:53 PM 26,934 Views 41 Comments

“We will be going into a new era of the management of Covid-19,” Taoiseach Micheál Martin said this evening.

New Zealand says it has solved Covid outbreak 'puzzle'
# Jacinda Ardern
# Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand says it has solved Covid outbreak 'puzzle'

Aug 19th 2021, 9:25 AM 52,919 Views 33 Comments

Investigations have narrowed down the origin of the outbreak to a person who arrived from Sydney.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,861 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,861 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 18th 2021, 5:47 PM 67,976 Views 101 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures this afternoon.

US health officials clear way for Covid booster to counter declining vaccine efficacy
# Vaccine Boosters
# Vaccine Boosters

US health officials clear way for Covid booster to counter declining vaccine efficacy

Aug 18th 2021, 5:44 PM 24,112 Views 36 Comments

The booster shots will start on September 20 and will continue once people are eight months vaccinated.

New Zealand PM Ardern warns coronavirus outbreak will grow
# Jacinda Ardern
# Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand PM Ardern warns coronavirus outbreak will grow

Aug 18th 2021, 8:43 AM 27,057 Views 34 Comments

Nationwide stay-at-home orders were issued yesterday when just one case had been identified.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,496 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Case Numbers
# Latest Case Numbers

Coronavirus: 1,496 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Aug 17th 2021, 5:30 PM 59,000 Views 61 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures this afternoon.

NIAC has advised that Covid-19 vaccines can be mixed in some cases, Donnelly says
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

NIAC has advised that Covid-19 vaccines can be mixed in some cases, Donnelly says

Aug 17th 2021, 2:20 PM 20,769 Views 29 Comments

The Minister also said NIAC has advised that booster shots be given around the same time as the flu shot.

New Zealand enters snap nationwide lockdown over one Covid-19 case
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

New Zealand enters snap nationwide lockdown over one Covid-19 case

Aug 17th 2021, 12:22 PM 43,039 Views 69 Comments

New Zealand had not recorded any infections in the community for six months.

# coronavirus - Monday 16 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,558 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 1,558 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 16th 2021, 5:59 PM 50,903 Views 77 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures this afternoon.

Warning over Covid-19 outbreaks across Limerick, Tipperary and Clare
# Outbreaks
# Outbreaks

Warning over Covid-19 outbreaks across Limerick, Tipperary and Clare

Aug 16th 2021, 3:16 PM 41,820 Views 7 Comments

The HSE has said the mid-west is experiencing the highest increases in the area since the start of the year.

Restrictions tighten in parts of Australia as Covid cases continue to rise
# Australia
# Australia

Restrictions tighten in parts of Australia as Covid cases continue to rise

Aug 16th 2021, 9:05 AM 27,340 Views 27 Comments

26% of Australians aged 16 and older had been fully vaccinated by Saturday.

# coronavirus - Sunday 15 August, 2021

Covid-19 patients have 'disproportionate' impact on health system as hospitalisations rise
# Surge
# Surge

Covid-19 patients have 'disproportionate' impact on health system as hospitalisations rise

Updated Aug 15th 2021, 2:24 PM 43,659 Views 88 Comments

30,000 teenagers aged 12 to 15 have received a first vaccine dose.

Seven in 10 people think live outdoor music events should go ahead this year
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Seven in 10 people think live outdoor music events should go ahead this year

Aug 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 15,283 Views 44 Comments
  • The majority of people think live music events should go ahead this year, according to a new opinion poll
  • Three in 10 people disagree, citing concerns about Covid-19
  • Younger people are more likely to think concerts should take place, Órla Ryan writes

# coronavirus - Saturday 14 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 2,074 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 2,074 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 14th 2021, 3:03 PM 119,190 Views 154 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures this afternoon.

Record daily infection toll reported in Australia’s most populous state
# Australia
# Australia

Record daily infection toll reported in Australia’s most populous state

Aug 14th 2021, 1:09 PM 35,813 Views 24 Comments

The previous record tally in New South Wales, home to Sydney, was 390, reported on Friday.

Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way
# Bettermaternitycare
# Bettermaternitycare

Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way

Aug 14th 2021, 7:15 AM 16,701 Views 42 Comments

Linda Kelly says a clear roadmap for maternity services that includes partners needs to be introduced.

# coronavirus - Friday 13 August, 2021

Debunked: No evidence to support claim that 100 people a day attending CUH due to vaccine side-effects
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No evidence to support claim that 100 people a day attending CUH due to vaccine side-effects

Aug 13th 2021, 9:30 PM 28,568 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been labelled “entirely spurious” by the Clinical Lead of the hospital’s Emergency Department.

Warning of further surgery cancellations in Northern Ireland as Covid ICU pressures mount
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Warning of further surgery cancellations in Northern Ireland as Covid ICU pressures mount

Aug 13th 2021, 8:03 PM 15,663 Views 17 Comments

There are concerns over the numbers of unvaccinated young people and pregnant women being admitted.

Coronavirus: 1,978 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,978 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 13th 2021, 5:39 PM 80,671 Views 179 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures this afternoon.

NMH able to ease maternity restrictions as 'huge amount of development' done in recent years
# Maternity
# Maternity

NMH able to ease maternity restrictions as 'huge amount of development' done in recent years

Aug 13th 2021, 1:04 PM 8,591 Views 1 Comment

That’s according to Peter Boylan, former master of the National Maternity Hospital.

China rejects need for further WHO coronavirus origins probe
# World Health Organisation
# World Health Organisation

China rejects need for further WHO coronavirus origins probe

Aug 13th 2021, 7:20 AM 15,142 Views 33 Comments

Pressure is mounting on Beijing to consider a fresh investigation.

'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated

Aug 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 34,105 Views 56 Comments

Pregnant people cannot register for a Covid-19 vaccine prior to 14 weeks’ gestation.