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# covid-19 - Today’s News

Long Covid clinics must be established 'as a matter of urgency', Naughten says
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

Long Covid clinics must be established 'as a matter of urgency', Naughten says

4 hours ago 9,606 Views 7 Comments

The Independent TD told The Journal that those suffering from long Covid are being added to existing waiting lists that are “chronically oversubscribed”.

# covid-19 - Friday 24 June, 2022

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

Fri 11:42 AM 26,394 Views 31 Comments

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

# covid-19 - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Austria to scrap controversial mandatory Covid vaccination
# Change Of Mind
# Change Of Mind

Austria to scrap controversial mandatory Covid vaccination

Thu 3:24 PM 7,248 Views 2 Comments

Current official figures show that 62% of the Austrian population currently have a valid vaccination certificate.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

Man aged over 70 fails in age discrimination case over contact tracer role rejection
# Dispute
# Dispute

Man aged over 70 fails in age discrimination case over contact tracer role rejection

Wed 2:40 PM 17,037 Views 0 Comments

Rom Hyde claimed that CPL Healthcare Ltd discriminated against him.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

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

Tue 6:11 PM 24,899 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

Tue 1:41 PM 14,980 Views 11 Comments

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

# covid-19 - Monday 20 June, 2022

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 Mon 4:47 PM 24,661 Views 20 Comments

There are some 606 patients in hospital with Covid.

Levels of depression almost doubled among young people during the pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Levels of depression almost doubled among young people during the pandemic

Jun 20th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,497 Views 28 Comments

Widespread mental health issues, particularly among young women are of ‘significant concern’.

# covid-19 - Friday 17 June, 2022

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 36,289 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 9,084 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.

The Good Information Podcast: Misinformation - is there still time to win the battle?
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

The Good Information Podcast: Misinformation - is there still time to win the battle?

Jun 17th 2022, 12:22 PM 3,398 Views 2 Comments

Are tools such as pre-bunking, strong legislation and public literacy enough to halt disinformation?

# covid-19 - Thursday 16 June, 2022

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 75,884 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.

# covid-19 - Friday 10 June, 2022

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 34,389 Views 33 Comments

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

# covid-19 - Sunday 5 June, 2022

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 65,390 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.

# covid-19 - Thursday 2 June, 2022

UK's Prince Andrew tests positive for Covid-19 and won't take part in jubilee events
# Prince Andrew
# Prince Andrew

UK's Prince Andrew tests positive for Covid-19 and won't take part in jubilee events

Jun 2nd 2022, 4:12 PM 31,074 Views 65 Comments

The son of British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for the virus.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

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 16,743 Views 52 Comments

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

# covid-19 - Monday 23 May, 2022

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 34,825 Views 29 Comments

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

Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined
# Davos
# Davos

Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined

May 23rd 2022, 8:02 AM 18,244 Views 41 Comments

A new billionaire was created every 30 hours during the pandemic, according to Oxfam.

# covid-19 - Sunday 22 May, 2022

Two cases of new Covid-19 variant of concern confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Two cases of new Covid-19 variant of concern confirmed in Ireland

May 22nd 2022, 5:37 PM 66,912 Views 23 Comments

Earlier this month, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control classified two sub-lineages of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 as variants of concern.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Department to explore 'substantial' revisions to remote working bill after criticism
# Home Work
# Home Work

Department to explore 'substantial' revisions to remote working bill after criticism

Updated May 18th 2022, 12:00 PM 36,611 Views 56 Comments

The draft bill has gone down like a “lead balloon” with workers, said Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly.

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 15,250 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.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

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 7,307 Views 7 Comments

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

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF
# Hunger
# Hunger

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF

May 17th 2022, 6:15 AM 2,953 Views 0 Comments

One in every five deaths around the world in children under age 5 is caused by severe acute malnutrition, according to a new report.

'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 8,625 Views 11 Comments

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

# covid-19 - Monday 16 May, 2022

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 17,141 Views 6 Comments

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

# covid-19 - Sunday 15 May, 2022

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 13,979 Views 13 Comments

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

# covid-19 - Saturday 14 May, 2022

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid-19
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid-19

May 14th 2022, 11:51 AM 14,266 Views 12 Comments

The country had previously held for more than two years to the widely doubted claim that it had kept the virus out.

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 18,129 Views 19 Comments

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

# covid-19 - Friday 13 May, 2022

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 3,763 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 11,333 Views 9 Comments

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

# covid-19 - Thursday 12 May, 2022

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 4,550 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 19,067 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.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

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 28,724 Views 31 Comments

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

# covid-19 - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

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 12,352 Views 0 Comments

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

# covid-19 - Monday 9 May, 2022

'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 18,999 Views 13 Comments

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

# covid-19 - Thursday 5 May, 2022

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 10,155 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 5,347 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.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns

May 3rd 2022, 1:25 PM 15,134 Views 15 Comments

Obesity rates in the region have ballooned by 138% in the past five decades.

# covid-19 - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Canadian police in face-off with protesters opposed to coronavirus mandates
# Ottawa
# Ottawa

Canadian police in face-off with protesters opposed to coronavirus mandates

Apr 30th 2022, 9:44 AM 19,848 Views 20 Comments

Ottawa police promised that protesters would not be allowed to get a foothold for a prolonged occupation.

# covid-19 - Friday 29 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 33,421 Views 37 Comments

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

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