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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Yesterday’s News

De Gascun: Covid-19 cases 'will increase as restrictions ease', but vaccines are effective
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

De Gascun: Covid-19 cases 'will increase as restrictions ease', but vaccines are effective

Sun 9:32 AM 27,877 Views 73 Comments

Public health officials yesterday confirmed a further 2,180 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Jailed New York millionaire Robert Durst is on ventilator with Covid-19, lawyer says
# Robert Durst
# Robert Durst

Jailed New York millionaire Robert Durst is on ventilator with Covid-19, lawyer says

Sun 7:43 AM 33,259 Views 8 Comments

Earlier this week, he was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his best friend.

# covid-19 - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 2,180 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 2,180 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Sat 1:53 PM 76,011 Views 129 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Covid vaccine stand-off between Chicago mayor and police union sparks dueling lawsuits
# Tensions
# Tensions

Covid vaccine stand-off between Chicago mayor and police union sparks dueling lawsuits

Sat 1:25 PM 26,156 Views 12 Comments

A judge has banned a police union president from making public statements on the city’s Covid-19 policy.

HSE's Dr Colm Henry: 'We’re heading into a difficult winter, there’s no doubt about that'
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

HSE's Dr Colm Henry: 'We’re heading into a difficult winter, there’s no doubt about that'

Sat 12:04 PM 33,224 Views 44 Comments

However, he said situation in the health system is “different” than last year.

# covid-19 - Friday 15 October, 2021

Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'

Updated Fri 8:33 PM 72,882 Views 166 Comments

It follow concerns from NPHET about the spread of Covid-19.

Coronavirus: 1,914 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,914 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Fri 2:48 PM 54,690 Views 94 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

India reopens for foreign tourists on charter flights as Covid-19 cases decline
# Reopening
# Reopening

India reopens for foreign tourists on charter flights as Covid-19 cases decline

Fri 9:21 AM 8,217 Views 5 Comments

Foreign tourists on regular flights will then be able to enter India starting on 15 November.

Sydney to scrap all quarantine requirements for travellers from next month
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney to scrap all quarantine requirements for travellers from next month

Fri 7:11 AM 16,119 Views 5 Comments

“Hotel quarantine will be a thing of the past. This is a significant day for our state.”

# covid-19 - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, WHO study finds
# World Health Organisation
# World Health Organisation

Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, WHO study finds

Thu 6:46 PM 9,358 Views 3 Comments

The UN plans to increase rapid diagnostic testing in eight African countries.

Irish passport holders in the UK can apply for Digital Covid Certs from tomorrow
# DIGITAL COVID CERT
# DIGITAL COVID CERT

Irish passport holders in the UK can apply for Digital Covid Certs from tomorrow

Thu 5:03 PM 17,251 Views 9 Comments

The service was extended two weeks ago to include Irish passport holders who were vaccinated in Northern Ireland.

Coronavirus: 1,627 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,627 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Thu 5:03 PM 43,812 Views 64 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Opinion: Maternity restrictions forced me to labour in the car park this week
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

Opinion: Maternity restrictions forced me to labour in the car park this week

Thu 4:37 PM 27,148 Views 33 Comments

Breege O’Connor tells how she spent her late stages of labour in the car park of the maternity hospital due to Covid restrictions preventing her husband from joining her.

Why are cases high if our vaccine rate is so good? Our proximity to the UK, says Donnelly
# Lifting Restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions

Why are cases high if our vaccine rate is so good? Our proximity to the UK, says Donnelly

Thu 4:09 PM 38,095 Views 56 Comments

No consideration is being given to re-introducing any restrictions, says the minister.

No decision yet on 22 Oct easing, but suggestions Covid Pass system will be extended
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

No decision yet on 22 Oct easing, but suggestions Covid Pass system will be extended

Thu 1:36 PM 40,660 Views 138 Comments

The Taoiseach says there is a ‘need for perspective’ but would not be drawn further on re-opening plans.

'If you have symptoms presume it's Covid': NPHET seeks return to the basics as cases rise
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'If you have symptoms presume it's Covid': NPHET seeks return to the basics as cases rise

Updated Thu 12:15 PM 55,669 Views 206 Comments
  • Those who have not been vaccinated are having a “disproportionate” impact on the health service, Dr Ronan Glynn has said.
  • Cabinet is due to meet next Tuesday to decided on the next phase of re-opening.
  • The HSE today warned that it is experiencing the strain of increased Covid-19 hospitalisations
UK health secretary says he's 'sorry' for losses and suffering during Covid-19 pandemic
# Apology
# Apology

UK health secretary says he's 'sorry' for losses and suffering during Covid-19 pandemic

Thu 9:30 AM 8,007 Views 7 Comments

Sajid Javid’s comments came after the UK Government’s response to the outbreak was criticised by MPs.

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro confirms he won't get Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro confirms he won't get Covid-19 vaccine

Thu 7:44 AM 25,664 Views 19 Comments

The far-right leader has generated controversy over his handling of the pandemic.

North’s leaders urge caution as latest Covid-19 rule relaxations take effect
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

North’s leaders urge caution as latest Covid-19 rule relaxations take effect

Thu 7:08 AM 8,619 Views 3 Comments

From today, up to 30 people will be permitted in private dwellings.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

'No decision' yet on lifting Covid measures as Taoiseach cites 'wrong turn' in virus trajectory
# Reopening
# Reopening

'No decision' yet on lifting Covid measures as Taoiseach cites 'wrong turn' in virus trajectory

Updated Wed 6:35 PM 75,331 Views 130 Comments

A meeting of senior officials this afternoon heard that Ireland’s Covid-19 situation has taken an unexpected turn.

US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated visitors
# US Travel Ban
# US Travel Ban

US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated visitors

Wed 9:53 AM 13,431 Views 3 Comments

Vehicle, rail and ferry travel between the US and Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to essential travel.

'Deeply annoyed and frustrated': Contact tracers write to HSE over pay and conditions
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

'Deeply annoyed and frustrated': Contact tracers write to HSE over pay and conditions

Wed 12:05 AM 31,116 Views 10 Comments
  • The HSE had been told that workers are ‘deeply annoyed and frustrated’, Niall O'Connor writes.
  • The contact tracers are unhappy over a decrease in overtime and changes to roles.
  • Almost 800 people are trained to work as contact tracers, working from six call centres.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,466 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 1,466 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Tue 5:54 PM 27,953 Views 30 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

UK report: 'Gradual approach' to Covid-19 lockdowns at start of pandemic led to more deaths
# Report
# Report

UK report: 'Gradual approach' to Covid-19 lockdowns at start of pandemic led to more deaths

Oct 12th 2021, 7:39 AM 10,122 Views 19 Comments

Experts and ministers sought to ‘only moderate the speed of infection’ through the population, MPs said.

# covid-19 - Monday 11 October, 2021

400 Covid-19 patients in hospital for first time since March
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

400 Covid-19 patients in hospital for first time since March

Oct 11th 2021, 2:04 PM 26,702 Views 33 Comments

It’s estimated that 69% of those in ICUs have not been vaccinated.

# covid-19 - Sunday 10 October, 2021

3 in 4 staff in country's two largest EDs showed signs of burnout during pandemic, study finds
# Emergency Departments
# Emergency Departments

3 in 4 staff in country's two largest EDs showed signs of burnout during pandemic, study finds

Oct 10th 2021, 3:11 PM 15,325 Views 8 Comments

The study was conducted by researchers at University College Cork.

67% of patients in ICU with Covid-19 have not been vaccinated, HSE CEO says
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

67% of patients in ICU with Covid-19 have not been vaccinated, HSE CEO says

Oct 10th 2021, 2:48 PM 44,278 Views 106 Comments

3% of those in intensive care units have been partially vaccinated against the virus.

# covid-19 - Friday 8 October, 2021

'It nearly feels like a bullying campaign' - Given says Robinson's healthcare is his own choice
# Vaccinations
From The42
# Vaccinations

'It nearly feels like a bullying campaign' - Given says Robinson's healthcare is his own choice

Oct 8th 2021, 11:12 AM 5,501 Views 10 Comments

The former Ireland goalkeeper believes players should not be criticised if they opt against getting the Covid-19 vaccine.

Biden pushes vaccine mandates to boost US economy
# US Covid-19
# US Covid-19

Biden pushes vaccine mandates to boost US economy

Oct 8th 2021, 7:35 AM 15,629 Views 44 Comments

Biden had ruled out mandates in the past but feels the action is now required as almost 70 million Americans remain unvaccinated.

# covid-19 - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Russia's Covid-19 cases soar to highest level this year as daily death toll exceeds 900
# Russia
# Russia

Russia's Covid-19 cases soar to highest level this year as daily death toll exceeds 900

Oct 7th 2021, 10:10 PM 17,193 Views 11 Comments

The Kremlin has shrugged off the idea of imposing a new nationwide lockdown.

Pfizer seeks US authorisation of Covid vaccine for ages 5-11
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pfizer seeks US authorisation of Covid vaccine for ages 5-11

Oct 7th 2021, 7:15 PM 9,432 Views 29 Comments

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been granted full approval in the US for those age 16 and up.

Unfair to scapegoat Callum Robinson amid a football-wide problem
# Under Fire
From The42
# Under Fire

Unfair to scapegoat Callum Robinson amid a football-wide problem

Oct 7th 2021, 6:04 PM 3,743 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland star recently admitted he had not been vaccinated.

Nine in 10 nurses and midwives feel mentally exhausted as result of Covid-19 pandemic
# Nurses
# Nurses

Nine in 10 nurses and midwives feel mentally exhausted as result of Covid-19 pandemic

Oct 7th 2021, 4:43 PM 7,016 Views 12 Comments

That’s according to new research by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

Staff shortages force ICU nurses at St Vincent's Hospital to watch patients with baby monitor
# On The Frontline
# On The Frontline

Staff shortages force ICU nurses at St Vincent's Hospital to watch patients with baby monitor

Oct 7th 2021, 12:10 AM 68,450 Views 0 Comments
  • The ICU is at "breaking point" with a few "near misses" in recent months, Órla Ryan reports
  • Nurses say they have been forced to use a baby monitor to watch certain patients due to staff shortages
  • "The pandemic broke us ... It was horrendous, some of the shifts we put in were indescribable."

# covid-19 - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 984 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 984 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 6th 2021, 5:10 PM 46,579 Views 37 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

FAI: 'We must accept the right of individuals to make a personal choice' on vaccine, following Robinson comments
# Jabs For The Boys
From The42
# Jabs For The Boys

FAI: 'We must accept the right of individuals to make a personal choice' on vaccine, following Robinson comments

Oct 6th 2021, 3:22 PM 3,735 Views 17 Comments

‘We have encouraged all our players at all levels of the game to be vaccinated,’ said Irish football’s governing body.

Russia reports 929 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours
# Coronavirus Surge
# Coronavirus Surge

Russia reports 929 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours

Oct 6th 2021, 12:27 PM 16,469 Views 14 Comments

Russia’s total deaths from Covid-19 now stand at 212,625 – the highest toll in Europe.

Opinion: Steps were taken to reduce homelessness during Covid - we shouldn't lose momentum
# Ireland Housing System
# Ireland Housing System

Opinion: Steps were taken to reduce homelessness during Covid - we shouldn't lose momentum

Oct 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,364 Views 14 Comments

Wayne Stanley of Simon Communities is asking Government to consider a Bill to prevent more people from slipping into homelessness.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

EU medicines watchdog could start review of Merck Covid pill 'in days'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

EU medicines watchdog could start review of Merck Covid pill 'in days'

Oct 5th 2021, 10:42 PM 17,451 Views 20 Comments

Merck said last week that its drug molnupiravir was shown to reduce hospitalisations by 50%.

Coronavirus: 1,124 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,124 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 5th 2021, 4:45 PM 27,348 Views 22 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

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