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# covid-19 - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Germany passes milestone of 100,000 deaths from Covid-19
# Germany
# Germany

Germany passes milestone of 100,000 deaths from Covid-19

Nov 25th 2021, 2:50 PM 9,735 Views 37 Comments

The country’s health minister has said rising cases mean everyone who is not vaccinated will have caught the virus by the end of winter.

Study finds that efficacy of Pfizer vaccine begins to wane after three months
# Vaccine Efficacy
# Vaccine Efficacy

Study finds that efficacy of Pfizer vaccine begins to wane after three months

Nov 25th 2021, 8:54 AM 53,632 Views 174 Comments

Israel was one of the first countries to roll out a large scale Covid-19 vaccination campaign, but has been battling a resurgence in infections.

ICU nurses: 'No more clapping by the public or lighting candles. At this stage, it's an insult'
# Capacity
# Capacity

ICU nurses: 'No more clapping by the public or lighting candles. At this stage, it's an insult'

Nov 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 98,290 Views 68 Comments
  • Staff in intensive care units say they're at breaking point as a fourth Covid surge hits, Órla Ryan reports
  • "ICU nurses and doctors are absolutely exhausted and we haven't even hit the winter peak," one nurse said
  • Most ICU beds are full and the HSE is making efforts to increase surge capacity

# covid-19 - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Vladimir Putin takes experimental nasal vaccine against Covid-19
# Russia
# Russia

Vladimir Putin takes experimental nasal vaccine against Covid-19

Nov 24th 2021, 9:12 PM 25,728 Views 26 Comments

The Russian president took the shot three days after receiving his booster shot.

SIPTU is calling for reduced passenger numbers on public transport 'for safety'
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

SIPTU is calling for reduced passenger numbers on public transport 'for safety'

Nov 24th 2021, 7:16 PM 14,224 Views 25 Comments

The trade union said its representatives had written today to Transport Minister Eamon Ryan

Nearly 7,000 Covid-19 cases linked to hospital outbreaks since the beginning of the pandemic
# Infection Rates
# Infection Rates

Nearly 7,000 Covid-19 cases linked to hospital outbreaks since the beginning of the pandemic

Nov 24th 2021, 6:25 PM 17,426 Views 13 Comments

With community transmission rates high, the department says it is inevitable there will be hospital outbreaks.

Taoiseach refuses to pin down decision date for antigen test subsidy scheme
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

Taoiseach refuses to pin down decision date for antigen test subsidy scheme

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 1:25 PM 25,491 Views 36 Comments

In schools, antigen tests are due to roll from Monday.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Plan to subsidise antigen tests to be signed off on later this week or next Tuesday, says Tánaiste
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Plan to subsidise antigen tests to be signed off on later this week or next Tuesday, says Tánaiste

Updated Nov 23rd 2021, 9:00 PM 23,003 Views 51 Comments

Subsidised antigen tests are expected to be made available at pharmacies for €2 to €3.

Coronavirus: 3,666 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 3,666 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Nov 23rd 2021, 8:19 PM 86,495 Views 88 Comments

The Tánaiste says in the last couple of days, the positivity rate has started to level off.

No plans to change validity of Covid Pass to include the booster jab, says Varadkar
# DIGITAL COVID CERT
# DIGITAL COVID CERT

No plans to change validity of Covid Pass to include the booster jab, says Varadkar

Nov 23rd 2021, 8:13 PM 31,387 Views 39 Comments

The Tánaiste said he believes more evidence will emerge that the Covid vaccine is a three-dose vaccine.

Stormont urges public ‘reset’ on Covid rules as work from home advice renewed
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont urges public ‘reset’ on Covid rules as work from home advice renewed

Updated Nov 23rd 2021, 7:30 PM 19,491 Views 12 Comments

Stormont ministers met this morning to agree new measures to tackle the virus.

Opinion: We must now accept that office work will never be the same again
# Remote Working
# Remote Working

Opinion: We must now accept that office work will never be the same again

Nov 23rd 2021, 7:00 PM 25,719 Views 14 Comments

Joanne Mangan of Grow Remote says there will be no ‘great return to the office’ and we now have a chance to make Ireland a world leader in remote practices.

# covid-19 - Monday 22 November, 2021

Six in 10 people have reduced social contacts over the last week, new poll shows
# Survey
# Survey

Six in 10 people have reduced social contacts over the last week, new poll shows

Nov 22nd 2021, 9:36 PM 27,646 Views 45 Comments

44% of people said that they had cancelled plans for the pre-Christmas period within the last week.

PUP and EWSS Covid supports discussed at Cabinet Sub Committee - but no change made
# Economic Recovery
# Economic Recovery

PUP and EWSS Covid supports discussed at Cabinet Sub Committee - but no change made

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 9:21 PM 28,065 Views 32 Comments

Bars, restaurants and nightclubs had only recently seen restrictions start to relax.

Irish Kidney Association calls for clarity after transplant postponed over ICU capacity issues
# Delayed Transplant
# Delayed Transplant

Irish Kidney Association calls for clarity after transplant postponed over ICU capacity issues

Nov 22nd 2021, 6:37 PM 14,585 Views 10 Comments

The association said it hopes this was an isolated incident

Coronavirus: 5,634 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 5,634 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 22nd 2021, 5:53 PM 103,074 Views 188 Comments

Health authorities released the figures in a statement this evening.

Number of Covid-19 cases can be reduced without going into lockdown, Taoiseach says
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Number of Covid-19 cases can be reduced without going into lockdown, Taoiseach says

Nov 22nd 2021, 5:21 PM 60,326 Views 56 Comments

He said measures needed to combat the virus now were different to those required earlier in the pandemic.

Antigen tests: How do they work, when do I use them, and how accurate are they?
# Coronavirus Newsletter
# Coronavirus Newsletter

Antigen tests: How do they work, when do I use them, and how accurate are they?

Nov 22nd 2021, 4:54 PM 23,790 Views 15 Comments

A debate is raging yet again on their usage.

Unrest and protests spread over Europe as new Covid-19 restrictions come in
# Protests
# Protests

Unrest and protests spread over Europe as new Covid-19 restrictions come in

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 4:15 PM 42,828 Views 32 Comments

Austria reported over 15,000 new Covd-19 cases on Saturday.

Antigen tests are being used 'widely but not properly', says chief medical officer
# Testing
# Testing

Antigen tests are being used 'widely but not properly', says chief medical officer

Nov 22nd 2021, 9:28 AM 31,187 Views 99 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan cautioned that people with Covid-19 symptoms should receive a PCR test instead of relying on antigen testing.

# covid-19 - Sunday 21 November, 2021

Violent clashes in Belgium as tens of thousands march against country’s Covid measures
# Protests
# Protests

Violent clashes in Belgium as tens of thousands march against country’s Covid measures

Nov 21st 2021, 5:44 PM 33,203 Views 107 Comments

There have been many anti-vaccination marches in European nations in recent days as one government after another tightened restrictions.

What does the data we have tell us about Covid-19 outbreaks in this school year?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What does the data we have tell us about Covid-19 outbreaks in this school year?

Nov 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 28,375 Views 30 Comments

A shift in how Covid-19 cases in schools are being dealt with has taken place this week – so how bad is transmission?

# covid-19 - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Coronavirus: 5,959 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 5,959 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 20th 2021, 1:48 PM 131,857 Views 222 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures this evening.

'An orgy of violence': Injuries reported after Dutch police open fire during Rotterdam Covid riot
# Protests
# Protests

'An orgy of violence': Injuries reported after Dutch police open fire during Rotterdam Covid riot

Updated Nov 20th 2021, 12:35 PM 55,682 Views 108 Comments

The country has seen record numbers of infections in recent days and a new partial lockdown came into force a week ago.

'Naive' to think vaccines would be enough against Covid - De Gascun
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Naive' to think vaccines would be enough against Covid - De Gascun

Nov 20th 2021, 12:09 PM 72,332 Views 135 Comments

Dr Cillian de Gascun said there is a “valid fear” of similar hopes being placed on booster vaccines.

Poll: Do you regularly use Covid-19 antigen tests?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you regularly use Covid-19 antigen tests?

Nov 20th 2021, 10:29 AM 41,335 Views 43 Comments

Public health officials are encouraging people to get tested if they’re socialising regularly.

Here's how Europe is coping with Covid's fourth wave amid weeks of escalating cases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Here's how Europe is coping with Covid's fourth wave amid weeks of escalating cases

Nov 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 34,630 Views 68 Comments

Increasing restrictions and measures targeting the unvaccinated are proliferating on the continent.

# covid-19 - Friday 19 November, 2021

Eddie Howe to miss first game as Newcastle manager after positive Covid test
# Covid-19
From The42
# Covid-19

Eddie Howe to miss first game as Newcastle manager after positive Covid test

Nov 19th 2021, 8:03 PM 2,239 Views 1 Comment

Jason Tindall and Graeme Jones will lead the side against Brentford on Saturday.

De Bruyne ruled out Man City's next two games following Covid positive
# Covid-19
From The42
# Covid-19

De Bruyne ruled out Man City's next two games following Covid positive

Nov 19th 2021, 7:01 PM 1,853 Views 0 Comments

De Bruyne will miss the games against Everton and Paris Saint-Germain.

Coronavirus: 3,138 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Irish Covid Cases
# Irish Covid Cases

Coronavirus: 3,138 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 19th 2021, 5:33 PM 73,371 Views 125 Comments

The latest numbers for Covid-19 cases in Ireland have been released.

US authorises Covid boosters for all over 18s
# Boosters
# Boosters

US authorises Covid boosters for all over 18s

Nov 19th 2021, 3:12 PM 11,623 Views 37 Comments

The booster decision comes as cases are rapidly rising nationally in the US

Austria imposing national lockdown for all and making vaccinations mandatory
# Austria
# Austria

Austria imposing national lockdown for all and making vaccinations mandatory

Nov 19th 2021, 9:52 AM 87,195 Views 127 Comments
  • The lockdown will start from Monday and will be evaluated after 10 days.
  • It's planned that Covid-19 vaccinations will be mandatory from 1 February next year.
  • Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg blamed the unvaccinated for an “attack on the health system”.
Kelly says Government should have bought some private hospitals outright last year
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Kelly says Government should have bought some private hospitals outright last year

Nov 19th 2021, 9:28 AM 23,048 Views 48 Comments

Government are taking solace in trolley numbers being lower than 2019.

Poll: Should antigen tests be provided for free to the wider public?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should antigen tests be provided for free to the wider public?

Nov 19th 2021, 8:35 AM 37,858 Views 56 Comments

While one antigen test can cost less than €10, a pack of five can cost up to €30.

We're to 'work from home unless it's absolutely necessary', so can the civil service set an example?
# Matters Of State
# Matters Of State

We're to 'work from home unless it's absolutely necessary', so can the civil service set an example?

Nov 19th 2021, 6:00 AM 49,938 Views 30 Comments

Several ministers have said their departments have been facilitating government advice.

# covid-19 - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Unions call for healthcare workers to not be exempt from five-day household Covid rule
# HSE
# HSE

Unions call for healthcare workers to not be exempt from five-day household Covid rule

Nov 18th 2021, 10:00 PM 24,479 Views 20 Comments

Dr Colm Henry said the HSE is finalising its policy around this at the moment.

Expert rapid testing group proposed twice-weekly tests two months before NPHET recommendation
# Anitgen Testing
# Anitgen Testing

Expert rapid testing group proposed twice-weekly tests two months before NPHET recommendation

Nov 18th 2021, 9:30 PM 17,722 Views 17 Comments

The proposal was discussed by officials at a meeting two months ago.

German lawmakers back new Covid measures after disease agency warns of 'really terrible Christmas'
# Bundestag
# Bundestag

German lawmakers back new Covid measures after disease agency warns of 'really terrible Christmas'

Nov 18th 2021, 7:49 PM 28,237 Views 12 Comments

The laws include requirements for employees to prove they are vaccinated, recovered from Covid-19 or have tested negative to access workplaces.

HSE flags 'no show' rates of 25% to 50% for booster jab appointments
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

HSE flags 'no show' rates of 25% to 50% for booster jab appointments

Updated Nov 18th 2021, 4:49 PM 41,430 Views 108 Comments

CEO Paul Reid said that it is “really important” that people avail of a booster jab

Details of Covid-19 antigen testing system in primary schools announced
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

Details of Covid-19 antigen testing system in primary schools announced

Nov 18th 2021, 3:47 PM 24,174 Views 34 Comments

The tests will be offered to close contacts in the same pod at first, and expanded if necessary.