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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Yesterday's News

Debunked: World Economic Forum did not say Covid lockdowns were test for ‘social-credit scheme’
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: World Economic Forum did not say Covid lockdowns were test for ‘social-credit scheme’

23 hours ago 417 Views 0 Comments

Irish social media users shared a headline from a fake news site

# covid-19 - Monday 3 October, 2022

HSE launches winter vaccination programme with flu and Covid-19 jabs
# The Needle Has Landed
# The Needle Has Landed

HSE launches winter vaccination programme with flu and Covid-19 jabs

Mon 7:30 AM 26,442 Views 9 Comments

The HSE is inviting eligible groups to get their flu jab and their Covid-19 booster.

# covid-19 - Friday 30 September, 2022

Higher illness benefit for workers absent with Covid-19 ends today
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Higher illness benefit for workers absent with Covid-19 ends today

Sep 30th 2022, 7:47 AM 9,749 Views 3 Comments

The Enhanced Illness Benefit was introduced during the pandemic for who had to self isolate or restrict their movements due to the virus.

# covid-19 - Monday 26 September, 2022

Explainer: What you need to know about the new adapted Covid vaccines heading into winter
# Immunology
# Immunology

Explainer: What you need to know about the new adapted Covid vaccines heading into winter

Sep 26th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,406 Views 22 Comments

Professor of Immunology Christine Loscher says the new jabs work ‘specifically against Omicron’.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

Irish head of emergencies at WHO reveals he received death threats during pandemic
# Mike Ryan
# Mike Ryan

Irish head of emergencies at WHO reveals he received death threats during pandemic

Sep 21st 2022, 11:42 AM 15,567 Views 9 Comments

The Sligo-born doctor said that he may have post-traumatic stress disorder.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 20 September, 2022

47 people charged in Minnesota over $240 million Covid relief fraud scheme
# Fraud
# Fraud

47 people charged in Minnesota over $240 million Covid relief fraud scheme

Sep 20th 2022, 9:59 PM 15,686 Views 0 Comments

The defendants face charges ranging from wire fraud to federal programmes bribery to money laundering.

# covid-19 - Friday 16 September, 2022

New Omicron-specific vaccines to be rolled out as boosters from next month, Health Minister says
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

New Omicron-specific vaccines to be rolled out as boosters from next month, Health Minister says

Sep 16th 2022, 7:18 PM 19,416 Views 21 Comments

Anyone who is eligible for both a flu vaccine and a Covid booster vaccine can receive them at the same time from next month.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 13 September, 2022

€100,000 to be given to families of healthcare staff who died due to Covid-19 through work
# RIP
# RIP

€100,000 to be given to families of healthcare staff who died due to Covid-19 through work

Sep 13th 2022, 7:04 PM 21,698 Views 29 Comments

The Minister for Health said the scheme “offers some support from the state to provide for the family’s needs”.

# covid-19 - Monday 12 September, 2022

EU medicines watchdog approves vaccine targeting Omicron sub-variants
# EMA
# EMA

EU medicines watchdog approves vaccine targeting Omicron sub-variants

Sep 12th 2022, 8:16 PM 12,139 Views 7 Comments

European nations have been keen to rush through the new generation of jabs so they can start booster campaigns ahead of a feared Covid surge in the latter part of this year.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 6 September, 2022

China approves world's first inhalable Covid-19 vaccine
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

China approves world's first inhalable Covid-19 vaccine

Sep 6th 2022, 12:48 PM 10,082 Views 6 Comments

Scientists in several countries including Cuba, Canada and the United States are also trialling inhalable Covid-19 vaccines.

# covid-19 - Thursday 1 September, 2022

HPSC investigating child hepatitis cases with unknown causes
# Liver
# Liver

HPSC investigating child hepatitis cases with unknown causes

Sep 1st 2022, 5:42 PM 10,806 Views 3 Comments

Since October two of the 28 probable hepatitis cases have resulted in liver transplants and one child has died.

European Medicines Agency approves first Omicron-specific Covid vaccines
# Jabs
# Jabs

European Medicines Agency approves first Omicron-specific Covid vaccines

Updated Sep 1st 2022, 2:42 PM 15,461 Views 10 Comments

The so-called “bivalent” vaccines protect against the earlier BA.1 strain of Omicron, but do not target the latest strains.

People aged 12-49 with long-term conditions can now get another Covid vaccine booster dose
# Second Booster
# Second Booster

People aged 12-49 with long-term conditions can now get another Covid vaccine booster dose

Sep 1st 2022, 6:15 AM 9,656 Views 7 Comments

Healthcare workers are also now being invited to book their next booster.

# covid-19 - Monday 29 August, 2022

Volume of retail sales down for three months in a row
# Economy
# Economy

Volume of retail sales down for three months in a row

Aug 29th 2022, 6:22 PM 18,149 Views 14 Comments

Sales from pubs remain 8.4% lower than pre-pandemic levels.

# covid-19 - Sunday 28 August, 2022

Debunked: Figures on Covid-19 deaths and underlying conditions have been taken out of context
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: Figures on Covid-19 deaths and underlying conditions have been taken out of context

Aug 28th 2022, 7:00 AM 22,037 Views 0 Comments

Covid sceptics are misinterpreting CSO data to make inaccurate claims.

# covid-19 - Friday 26 August, 2022

Moderna sues Pfizer and BioNTech over Covid-19 vaccine patents
# Mrna
# Mrna

Moderna sues Pfizer and BioNTech over Covid-19 vaccine patents

Aug 26th 2022, 5:14 PM 21,664 Views 9 Comments

The company filed patent infringement lawsuits in both US federal court and a German court.

# covid-19 - Thursday 25 August, 2022

People aged 50 and over can now get their Covid-19 booster vaccine
# Booster
# Booster

People aged 50 and over can now get their Covid-19 booster vaccine

Aug 25th 2022, 7:44 AM 15,670 Views 5 Comments

From today, this age group can book their booster appointment.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 24 August, 2022

Dr Jill Biden tests positive for Covid-19 in 'rebound' case
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Dr Jill Biden tests positive for Covid-19 in 'rebound' case

Aug 24th 2022, 8:02 PM 32,754 Views 25 Comments

US President Joe Biden continues to test negative.

# covid-19 - Monday 22 August, 2022

Top US Covid-19 advisor Dr Anthony Fauci to step down in December
# White House
# White House

Top US Covid-19 advisor Dr Anthony Fauci to step down in December

Aug 22nd 2022, 4:49 PM 17,699 Views 32 Comments

The 81-year-old is the country’s leading infectious disease expert.

# covid-19 - Sunday 21 August, 2022

US First Lady Jill Biden tests negative for Covid and will leave isolation
# White House
# White House

US First Lady Jill Biden tests negative for Covid and will leave isolation

Aug 21st 2022, 4:46 PM 19,232 Views 8 Comments

Jill Biden tested positive on August 16, nearly two weeks after her husband contracted the virus for a second time.

Long Covid: Treatment of debilitating fatigue presents major challenge for Irish hospitals
# Recovery
# Recovery

Long Covid: Treatment of debilitating fatigue presents major challenge for Irish hospitals

Aug 21st 2022, 12:05 AM 23,598 Views 15 Comments
  • A consultant at one clinic said 90% of his Long Covid patients are presenting with fatigue, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • One patient said he has been unable to return to work more than a year-and-a-half after his initial infection due to symptoms including severe fatigue.
  • Up to 20% of people who test positive for Covid-19 may experience longer-term symptoms.

# covid-19 - Friday 19 August, 2022

People with 'mild' Covid are likely to be infectious for five days, study suggests
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

People with 'mild' Covid are likely to be infectious for five days, study suggests

Aug 19th 2022, 10:19 AM 21,704 Views 11 Comments

The research is the first to reveal how long infectiousness lasts after coronavirus infection in the community.

# covid-19 - Thursday 18 August, 2022

People aged 55 and over can now get another Covid-19 booster dose
# Covid Booster
# Covid Booster

People aged 55 and over can now get another Covid-19 booster dose

Aug 18th 2022, 11:32 AM 26,641 Views 8 Comments

People who are more than 16 weeks pregnant are also now invited to book their next booster.

# covid-19 - Monday 15 August, 2022

Hundreds of thousands of Long Covid sufferers could cripple health service says Denis Naughten
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Hundreds of thousands of Long Covid sufferers could cripple health service says Denis Naughten

Aug 15th 2022, 4:16 PM 26,918 Views 17 Comments

Denis Naughten TD has called on Government to treat long Covid patients with the same urgency as the initial Covid-19 infections.

Pregnant women and people over 60 can now receive a second Covid booster
# Boosted
# Boosted

Pregnant women and people over 60 can now receive a second Covid booster

Aug 15th 2022, 8:07 AM 13,209 Views 6 Comments

Further cohorts are set to come on stream over the coming weeks.

# covid-19 - Thursday 11 August, 2022

HSE flagged over 3,000 Covid-19 social media posts due to misinformation
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

HSE flagged over 3,000 Covid-19 social media posts due to misinformation

Aug 11th 2022, 1:05 PM 9,829 Views 15 Comments

Most of the flagged posts were on Twitter.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 10 August, 2022

Pregnant women and people over 60 can now book a second Covid booster
# Booster Vaccines
# Booster Vaccines

Pregnant women and people over 60 can now book a second Covid booster

Aug 10th 2022, 6:30 AM 23,459 Views 36 Comments

The HSE said appointments will be available from Monday.

# covid-19 - Sunday 7 August, 2022

Volunteers needed for depression helpline amid high demand post-lockdowns
# Aware
# Aware

Volunteers needed for depression helpline amid high demand post-lockdowns

Aug 7th 2022, 3:20 PM 15,112 Views 4 Comments

There is also an increase in calls from people affected by the cost-of-living crisis.

Biden out of isolation after testing negative for Covid-19
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Biden out of isolation after testing negative for Covid-19

Aug 7th 2022, 2:17 PM 8,256 Views 4 Comments

The US President had tested positive for Covid and returned to isolation on 30 July.

Poll: Do you wear a face mask in crowded places?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you wear a face mask in crowded places?

Aug 7th 2022, 9:57 AM 44,903 Views 24 Comments

For some people, particularly those who are immunocompromised, the pandemic is still a significant worry.

'Other crises are vying for our attention': Why people have stopped talking about Covid-19
# What Pandemic
# What Pandemic

'Other crises are vying for our attention': Why people have stopped talking about Covid-19

Aug 7th 2022, 12:05 AM 26,472 Views 36 Comments
  • Although the pandemic is still a significant worry for some, its public prominence has largely faded away.
  • Behaviours aimed at avoiding infection like limiting contacts or travel declined even as cases rose quickly earlier in the summer.
  • Experts say other crises such as the war in Ukraine, inflation, and climate change have occupied the forefront of most minds, Lauren Boland reports.

# covid-19 - Saturday 6 August, 2022

US President Biden tests negative after second bout of Covid-19
# Joe Biden
# Joe Biden

US President Biden tests negative after second bout of Covid-19

Aug 6th 2022, 7:38 PM 9,701 Views 4 Comments

Biden’s physician Kevin O’Connor said his antigen test this morning was negative.

# covid-19 - Thursday 4 August, 2022

Most Covid-19 deaths in Ireland occurred in hospitals and nursing homes, analysis shows
# Covid Deaths
# Covid Deaths

Most Covid-19 deaths in Ireland occurred in hospitals and nursing homes, analysis shows

Aug 4th 2022, 2:16 PM 16,394 Views 29 Comments

People aged 65 and older accounted for 91% of Covid-19 deaths between March 2020 and February 2022.

# covid-19 - Thursday 28 July, 2022

Europol: Terror groups used Covid-19 misinformation to 'advance their narrative'
# Terror Report
# Terror Report

Europol: Terror groups used Covid-19 misinformation to 'advance their narrative'

Jul 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 14,225 Views 0 Comments

The EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report found terror groups were targeting young isolated people during the Covid-19 restrictions.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Penneys accounts show €72 million less revenue last year
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Penneys accounts show €72 million less revenue last year

Jul 27th 2022, 5:32 PM 18,179 Views 14 Comments

The company’s stores opened for Christmas 2020 but closed in January and didn’t reopen until May 2021.

Joe Biden comes out of isolation after two negative Covid-19 tests
# Joe Biden
# Joe Biden

Joe Biden comes out of isolation after two negative Covid-19 tests

Jul 27th 2022, 5:29 PM 8,893 Views 9 Comments

The US president is fever-free, according to his physician.

Pair of new studies point to natural Covid origin in Wuhan animal market
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pair of new studies point to natural Covid origin in Wuhan animal market

Jul 27th 2022, 8:04 AM 28,599 Views 59 Comments

Answering whether the disease transferred naturally from animals, or was due to a lab accident, is considered vital to averting the next pandemic.

# covid-19 - Saturday 23 July, 2022

Changes announced to COVID vaccination programme, including second booster for 50-64 year-olds
# Vaccination Programme
# Vaccination Programme

Changes announced to COVID vaccination programme, including second booster for 50-64 year-olds

Jul 23rd 2022, 4:21 PM 45,606 Views 71 Comments

The Department of Health and the HSE will now work to operationalise these updates.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

Third of UK prisoners show symptoms of 'severe anxiety disorder' due to pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Third of UK prisoners show symptoms of 'severe anxiety disorder' due to pandemic

Jul 20th 2022, 6:15 AM 10,560 Views 10 Comments

Decreased visiting opportunities were a major issue for most respondents.

# covid-19 - Friday 15 July, 2022

University Hospital Galway warn of 'severe' overcrowding a week after CMO alerted Donnelly
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

University Hospital Galway warn of 'severe' overcrowding a week after CMO alerted Donnelly

Jul 15th 2022, 1:28 PM 14,149 Views 9 Comments

“This level of overcrowding in Galway and across the country in the middle of July is not normal,” the INMO said.

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