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# covid-19 - Today’s News

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 456 more cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 456 more cases confirmed in Ireland

1 hour ago 27,113 Views 31 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Two millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine set to be administered in Ireland today
# Milestone
# Milestone

Two millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine set to be administered in Ireland today

4 hours ago 17,143 Views 28 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid confirmed the news at this afternoon’s HSE Covid-19 press briefing.

Covid-19 infections halve in England but there are 'increasing concerns' about variants
# EMERGENCY MEETING
# EMERGENCY MEETING

Covid-19 infections halve in England but there are 'increasing concerns' about variants

11 hours ago 25,742 Views 21 Comments

Boris Johnson has said there is ‘increasing concern’ in the UK about the variant first identified in India.

Opinion: Being part of a trial for prostate cancer treatment has improved my life greatly
# Clinical Trials
# Clinical Trials

Opinion: Being part of a trial for prostate cancer treatment has improved my life greatly

11 hours ago 18,562 Views 10 Comments

Peter MacNamara has been battling prostate cancer since 2011 and has found immunotherapy via a clinical trial to be hugely helpful.

# covid-19 - Yesterday’s News

UK government to launch independent public inquiry over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK government to launch independent public inquiry over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

20 hours ago 10,273 Views 14 Comments

The inquiry will begin in spring 2022.

Poll: Have you used a Covid-19 antigen test that you bought yourself?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you used a Covid-19 antigen test that you bought yourself?

Wed 10:19 AM 33,452 Views 63 Comments

Philip Nolan compared the tests to snake oil.

Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines

Wed 7:01 AM 31,485 Views 15 Comments

Experts have suggested that new variants could potentially escape the protection afforded by the vaccines.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism
# Rhodes To Freedom
# Rhodes To Freedom

Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism

Tue 7:31 PM 15,531 Views 11 Comments

The Greek Prime Minister said: “My message is clear. We are open again.”

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 379 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 379 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Tue 6:16 PM 66,898 Views 69 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Dublin GAA team will not face prosecution for Covid-19 breaches
# Off The Hook
From The42
# Off The Hook

Dublin GAA team will not face prosecution for Covid-19 breaches

Tue 3:12 PM 12,975 Views 10 Comments

Photographs were published in the Irish Independent of the team taking part in a training session last March.

US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents

Tue 7:07 AM 12,472 Views 25 Comments

Doses could be administered to 12- to 15-year-olds as soon as Thursday.

Younger workers have been hit hardest by pandemic, according to new research
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

Younger workers have been hit hardest by pandemic, according to new research

Tue 6:10 AM 13,859 Views 14 Comments

New research by the ESRI shows employment is 14% below pre-pandemic levels for people aged 15-34.

# covid-19 - Monday 10 May, 2021

WHO labels Covid-19 variant spreading in India 'of concern at the global level'
# B.1.617
# B.1.617

WHO labels Covid-19 variant spreading in India 'of concern at the global level'

Mon 10:17 PM 33,355 Views 29 Comments

The World Health Organization also said there was evidence to suggest increased transmissibility of this variant.

Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19
# Tuscany
# Tuscany

Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19

Mon 9:46 PM 69,563 Views 27 Comments

The woman is in a good condition but being monitored in hospital.

Trainer Jessica Harrington given two-week ban and fine for breaking Covid-19 protocols
# Ruling
From The42
# Ruling

Trainer Jessica Harrington given two-week ban and fine for breaking Covid-19 protocols

Mon 6:19 PM 6,269 Views 6 Comments

Harrington travelled to Aintree last month without staying in the ‘Irish bubble’.

Hugging loved ones, indoor dining and foreign holidays get green light in England as restrictions to ease further
# Out Of Lockdown
# Out Of Lockdown

Hugging loved ones, indoor dining and foreign holidays get green light in England as restrictions to ease further

Mon 6:01 PM 18,789 Views 14 Comments

Boris Johnson confirmed this evening the relaxation of restrictions again from next Monday.

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 381 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 381 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mon 5:36 PM 64,954 Views 119 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Update on use of J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines for under-50s expected in coming days
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Update on use of J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines for under-50s expected in coming days

Mon 4:39 PM 52,275 Views 41 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said he expects to receive an updated recommendation from NIAC in the coming days.

No evidence that Pfizer vaccine needs updating for variants, says BioNTech
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

No evidence that Pfizer vaccine needs updating for variants, says BioNTech

Mon 2:53 PM 33,077 Views 26 Comments

BioNTech has developed a “comprehensive strategy” to address any variants in the future should they arise.

'We are devastated': This year's Longitude Festival has been cancelled
# Longitude
# Longitude

'We are devastated': This year's Longitude Festival has been cancelled

Mon 1:35 PM 38,033 Views 26 Comments

The festival was set to take place between 2 and 4 July in Dublin’s Marlay Park.

'If I didn't run, he would have killed me stone dead': Domestic abuse survivors say more support is needed
# Barring Orders
# Barring Orders

'If I didn't run, he would have killed me stone dead': Domestic abuse survivors say more support is needed

Mon 12:05 AM 22,520 Views 0 Comments
  • Over the course of the pandemic some people have been trapped with their abusers 24-7, Órla Ryan writes
  • One domestic abuse survivor says people who breach barring orders should be automatically jailed
  • NGOs are calling for a new ministry dedicated to domestic violence

# covid-19 - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Donnelly rejects NI counterpart's call to stop cross-border travel
# No Restrictions
# No Restrictions

Donnelly rejects NI counterpart's call to stop cross-border travel

Sun 3:33 PM 40,545 Views 21 Comments

Stormont Health Minister Robin Swann had sought measures to stop non-essential cross-border journeys.

# covid-19 - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Coronavirus: One death and 408 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: One death and 408 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sat 4:59 PM 63,837 Views 64 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this afternoon.

'My body, my choice': How some Irish wellness Instagram accounts became a hotbed of Covid-19 misinformation
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'My body, my choice': How some Irish wellness Instagram accounts became a hotbed of Covid-19 misinformation

Sat 12:05 AM 80,722 Views 0 Comments

The platform is being used to spread false information about Covid-19 in novel ways,.

# covid-19 - Friday 7 May, 2021

Vaccinated grandparents free to hug grandkids and pre-Leaving Cert 'quarantine': Key points from NPHET briefing
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccinated grandparents free to hug grandkids and pre-Leaving Cert 'quarantine': Key points from NPHET briefing

Fri 7:35 PM 59,456 Views 19 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this afternoon.

Lions seeking hotel quarantine exemption after South Africa tour
# Covid-19
From The42
# Covid-19

Lions seeking hotel quarantine exemption after South Africa tour

May 7th 2021, 2:45 PM 6,366 Views 7 Comments

Head coach Warren Gatland says the team faces up to 10 weeks in their bubble environment if they are forced to quarantine.

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 434 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 434 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 7th 2021, 2:25 PM 53,564 Views 83 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this afternoon.

HSE pressures maternity hospitals to follow guidelines and allow partners attend
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

HSE pressures maternity hospitals to follow guidelines and allow partners attend

May 7th 2021, 1:10 PM 11,346 Views 4 Comments

In a letter, Dr Colm Henry suggests that the guidance has not been implemented by some hospitals.

Paul Reid: 'I have never found a stronger moment of hope and optimism that we can feel now'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Paul Reid: 'I have never found a stronger moment of hope and optimism that we can feel now'

May 7th 2021, 9:34 AM 18,225 Views 42 Comments

The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 continues to fall.

India's Modi under pressure to impose lockdown amid continued Covid-19 surge
# India
# India

India's Modi under pressure to impose lockdown amid continued Covid-19 surge

May 7th 2021, 8:48 AM 10,117 Views 4 Comments

The country has confirmed a record 414,188 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

# covid-19 - Thursday 6 May, 2021

FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists

May 6th 2021, 6:10 AM 33,798 Views 0 Comments

The annual fundraiser by Pieta House is going ahead this weekend, despite anti-lockdown activists announcing an alternative event for that date.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home

Updated May 5th 2021, 10:00 PM 135,801 Views 193 Comments

The housing expert says the investor takeover of homes is no accident – it’s Government policy.

'Vast majority' of Covid-19 restrictions hoped to be gone by August, Tánaiste says
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'Vast majority' of Covid-19 restrictions hoped to be gone by August, Tánaiste says

Updated May 5th 2021, 6:51 PM 38,623 Views 45 Comments

“I’m hoping that that’s the month when things are relatively normal again,” Leo Varadkar has said.

Over 400,000 vaccine doses delivered to Ireland last week with 200,000 jabs administered
# Roll-out
# Roll-out

Over 400,000 vaccine doses delivered to Ireland last week with 200,000 jabs administered

May 5th 2021, 5:55 PM 24,366 Views 43 Comments

The biggest previous week of deliveries was just under 250,000 doses.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 418 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 418 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 5th 2021, 5:47 PM 62,356 Views 91 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 383 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 383 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated May 4th 2021, 6:10 PM 76,185 Views 132 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

La Liga launches investigation after Messi throws party for Barca players at his home
# Leo's Gaff
From The42
# Leo's Gaff

La Liga launches investigation after Messi throws party for Barca players at his home

May 4th 2021, 5:11 PM 11,825 Views 17 Comments

The get-together on Monday night may have been a breach of Covid-19 protocols.

EMA begins review of China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

EMA begins review of China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine

May 4th 2021, 11:58 AM 17,236 Views 27 Comments

A formal application for marketing authorisation has not yet been submitted.

Vaccine registration opens to people aged 50-59 on phased basis from today
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Vaccine registration opens to people aged 50-59 on phased basis from today

May 4th 2021, 7:55 AM 72,089 Views 62 Comments

59-year-olds can now register online for their vaccine.

India's Covid-19 cases top 20 million, as virus surge to 'be horrible for next several weeks'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

India's Covid-19 cases top 20 million, as virus surge to 'be horrible for next several weeks'

May 4th 2021, 7:38 AM 16,150 Views 16 Comments

A peak of the current surge is expected later this month.

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