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# covid-19 - Friday 12 November, 2021

Ireland given the all-clear for All Blacks clash after Covid scare in camp
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From The42
# Results

Ireland given the all-clear for All Blacks clash after Covid scare in camp

Nov 12th 2021, 8:57 PM 11,364 Views 12 Comments

Andy Farrell’s matchday 23 will line out as named yesterday.

Mater Hospital limiting activities to essential services from tonight over 'latest wave' of Covid
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Mater Hospital limiting activities to essential services from tonight over 'latest wave' of Covid

Nov 12th 2021, 6:42 PM 40,444 Views 36 Comments

The Mater has the highest number of patients with Covid-19 of any acute hospital in the country

NPHET advises twice weekly antigen tests for those going to bars and other 'high risk' activities
# Get Tested
# Get Tested

NPHET advises twice weekly antigen tests for those going to bars and other 'high risk' activities

Nov 12th 2021, 6:12 PM 31,793 Views 40 Comments

The HSE has recently begun sending antigen tests to people who are listed as close contacts.

Covid-19 test centres experienced busiest day to date this week with over 23k tests in one day
# Test Centres
# Test Centres

Covid-19 test centres experienced busiest day to date this week with over 23k tests in one day

Nov 12th 2021, 5:58 PM 20,415 Views 5 Comments

Test centres have been particularly busy in some parts of the country, including Dublin and Cork.

Coronavirus: 5,483 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 5,483 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 12th 2021, 5:13 PM 163,293 Views 259 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Government should consider reinstating work from home advice amid 'very high' Covid cases - NPHET
# Public Health
# Public Health

Government should consider reinstating work from home advice amid 'very high' Covid cases - NPHET

Nov 12th 2021, 4:34 PM 19,109 Views 24 Comments

In his latest letter to the Minister for Health, the CMO said extending the use of Covid certificates should also be considered.

Taoiseach: Government 'will consider' NPHET's advice about people working from home
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach: Government 'will consider' NPHET's advice about people working from home

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 1:57 PM 58,142 Views 143 Comments

NPHET has asked the government to change its advice around a gradual return to workplaces.

Ireland could be forced into changes after 'potential positive' Covid-19 test From The42

Ireland could be forced into changes after 'potential positive' Covid-19 test

Nov 12th 2021, 1:29 PM 47,910 Views 31 Comments

It’s understood Iain Henderson and Rob Herring missed their team’s captain’s run today.

Visitors to care homes will be required to show Covid certs under new guidance
# Checks
# Checks

Visitors to care homes will be required to show Covid certs under new guidance

Nov 12th 2021, 12:39 PM 8,861 Views 43 Comments

Regular visitors will “only need to be checked once” and there are some exemptions on compassionate grounds.

Netherlands heads for 'partial lockdown' after record Covid cases
# Circuit Breaker
# Circuit Breaker

Netherlands heads for 'partial lockdown' after record Covid cases

Nov 12th 2021, 11:13 AM 31,925 Views 19 Comments

Three weeks of measures will see bars and restaurants close at 7pm and public events scrapped.

Poll: Are you in a position to work remotely?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you in a position to work remotely?

Nov 12th 2021, 11:12 AM 21,984 Views 32 Comments

The Government is expecting that NPHET will reinforce its message urging people to work from home where possible.

Covid-19: What do the stats say about why people are being asked to reduce social contacts?
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

Covid-19: What do the stats say about why people are being asked to reduce social contacts?

Nov 12th 2021, 12:02 AM 32,450 Views 42 Comments
  • Amid a rise in cases, CMO Dr. Tony Holohan has urged people to halve their contacts.
  • Eight counties now have a 14-day incidence rate of above 1,000 cases per 100,000 people.
  • Rónán Duffy takes a look at where the increase in cases is most apparent.

# covid-19 - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Govt expects NPHET to formally advise work-from-home ‘where possible'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Govt expects NPHET to formally advise work-from-home ‘where possible'

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 8:41 PM 55,474 Views 42 Comments

Political sources indicate health officials will be sending out a strong message to keep the rate of infection lower.

Germany and Netherlands consider new Covid restrictions amid rocketing case numbers
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Germany and Netherlands consider new Covid restrictions amid rocketing case numbers

Nov 11th 2021, 7:53 PM 29,699 Views 24 Comments

The two European nations announced record numbers of Covid cases in the past 24 hours.

EMA approves two new antibody treatments to stop Covid-19 patients developing symptoms
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EMA approves two new antibody treatments to stop Covid-19 patients developing symptoms

Nov 11th 2021, 6:25 PM 17,668 Views 14 Comments

The move adds to the European Union’s toolbox of drugs.

Coronavirus: 3,680 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# The Daily Figures
# The Daily Figures

Coronavirus: 3,680 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 11th 2021, 4:52 PM 62,948 Views 69 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Australian firm recalls 2 million Covid-19 tests in US over increased chance of false positives

Australian firm recalls 2 million Covid-19 tests in US over increased chance of false positives

Nov 11th 2021, 7:09 AM 13,374 Views 11 Comments

A false positive test result indicates that a person has coronavirus when they do not.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Gardaí cut collective leave allowance as 'contingency' for possible Christmas Covid-19 measures
# Pandemic Policing
# Pandemic Policing

Gardaí cut collective leave allowance as 'contingency' for possible Christmas Covid-19 measures

Nov 10th 2021, 10:00 PM 47,416 Views 23 Comments

The garda Covid-19 Co-ordination Unit told gardaí the measure will take effect on 22 November.

'Cut social contacts in half' and antigen testing in schools: Key points from NPHET's briefing
# Nphet Briefing
# Nphet Briefing

'Cut social contacts in half' and antigen testing in schools: Key points from NPHET's briefing

Updated Nov 10th 2021, 8:34 PM 60,180 Views 81 Comments

There is “very good data” that the booster shots are working well and quickly, Holohan said

INTO calls for 'political leadership' on bringing in antigen tests to primary schools
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

INTO calls for 'political leadership' on bringing in antigen tests to primary schools

Nov 10th 2021, 6:56 PM 9,073 Views 9 Comments

“Time is of the essence and we simply can’t afford any additional delays,” said INTO General Secretary John Boyle

Coronavirus: 2,975 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 74 deaths notified in the past week
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 2,975 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 74 deaths notified in the past week

Nov 10th 2021, 2:12 PM 54,971 Views 62 Comments

NPHET confirmed the latest figures at a briefing this afternoon.

Hospitals starting to buckle under pressure in Greece as Covid-19 cases spike
# Fourth Wave
# Fourth Wave

Hospitals starting to buckle under pressure in Greece as Covid-19 cases spike

Nov 10th 2021, 7:41 AM 16,877 Views 6 Comments

The country notched up a record 8,613 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Coronavirus: 3,578 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 3,578 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 9th 2021, 5:31 PM 62,755 Views 75 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures today.

Hospitality industry collectively call for 'stronger sanctions' against businesses that flout rules
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Hospitality industry collectively call for 'stronger sanctions' against businesses that flout rules

Updated Nov 9th 2021, 3:50 PM 31,734 Views 78 Comments
  • The head of the restaurants association has said the hospitality sector shouldn't be used as a “scapegoat” for rising case numbers.
  • It follows data showing that just over a third of customers were asked for their Covid certs in restaurants in October, Christina Finn writes.
England to introduce mandatory vaccination for frontline NHS staff, effective from 1 April
# Must Be Jabbed
# Must Be Jabbed

England to introduce mandatory vaccination for frontline NHS staff, effective from 1 April

Nov 9th 2021, 2:29 PM 14,992 Views 16 Comments

UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced the move today.

Singapore to stop paying medical bills for the 'unvaccinated by choice'
# Singapore
# Singapore

Singapore to stop paying medical bills for the 'unvaccinated by choice'

Nov 9th 2021, 1:08 PM 22,521 Views 60 Comments

Bills for those who are ineligible for vaccination will still be fully paid

# covid-19 - Monday 8 November, 2021

Eamon Ryan has said he took a second Covid-19 test because the first was 'inconclusive'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Eamon Ryan has said he took a second Covid-19 test because the first was 'inconclusive'

Nov 8th 2021, 6:52 PM 43,788 Views 60 Comments

A spokesperson said that the HSE had recommended a second test and that has returned a negative result.

Coronavirus: 3,161 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 3,161 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 8th 2021, 5:20 PM 58,173 Views 58 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures today.

German Covid infection rate soars as Slovakia reintroduces certain lockdown measures
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

German Covid infection rate soars as Slovakia reintroduces certain lockdown measures

Updated Nov 8th 2021, 12:16 PM 39,202 Views 45 Comments

The country has seen more than 201 cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days.

# covid-19 - Sunday 7 November, 2021

Donnelly favours ‘urgent sanctions’ for outlets not checking Covid certificates
# Covid-19 Entry Rules
# Covid-19 Entry Rules

Donnelly favours ‘urgent sanctions’ for outlets not checking Covid certificates

Nov 7th 2021, 6:51 PM 44,118 Views 127 Comments

The Health Minister said venues not complying with the law are putting lives at risk.

Eamon Ryan will travel to Cop26 after second test gives negative Covid-19 result
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

Eamon Ryan will travel to Cop26 after second test gives negative Covid-19 result

Nov 7th 2021, 1:17 PM 52,419 Views 118 Comments

Minister Ryan had received news of a positive Covid-19 test on Saturday.

'We have nothing left to give': Frontline workers on their fears heading into the winter surge
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

'We have nothing left to give': Frontline workers on their fears heading into the winter surge

Nov 7th 2021, 12:02 AM 34,110 Views 47 Comments
  • Nurses and doctors say they've been dealing with heightened levels of stress since the start of the pandemic.
  • It comes amid warnings of a 'perfect storm' heading into the winter season.

# covid-19 - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Coronavirus: 3,685 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 3,685 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 6th 2021, 1:55 PM 60,671 Views 71 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures this evening.

HSE warned at start of pandemic that it 'may not receive' quantities of PPE it had paid for
# Audit
# Audit

HSE warned at start of pandemic that it 'may not receive' quantities of PPE it had paid for

Nov 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 26,443 Views 16 Comments

The HSE was given the warning by auditors in June last year.

# covid-19 - Friday 5 November, 2021

'I'm in the crosshairs of the woke mob': NFL star Rodgers denies lying about vaccine status
# About Aaron
From The42
# About Aaron

'I'm in the crosshairs of the woke mob': NFL star Rodgers denies lying about vaccine status

Nov 5th 2021, 7:24 PM 6,468 Views 4 Comments

Rodgers will miss this weekend’s marquee match-up against the Kansas City Chiefs after testing positive for Covid.

HSE offers Covid-19 booster vaccinations to those 60 years old and over
# Boosters
# Boosters

HSE offers Covid-19 booster vaccinations to those 60 years old and over

Nov 5th 2021, 4:48 PM 27,425 Views 34 Comments

It’s recommended that people get a booster dose at least six months after the initial course of vaccination.

Pfizer says Covid-19 pill cut risk of hospital admission and death by nearly 90%
# Pfizer
# Pfizer

Pfizer says Covid-19 pill cut risk of hospital admission and death by nearly 90%

Nov 5th 2021, 12:04 PM 25,494 Views 98 Comments

The pharmaceutical company said it will ask international regulators to authorise its pill as soon as possible.

Daily Covid case numbers will reach 4,000 today or tomorrow, Varadkar says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Daily Covid case numbers will reach 4,000 today or tomorrow, Varadkar says

Nov 5th 2021, 10:55 AM 27,714 Views 54 Comments
  • Varadkar added that the high case numbers do not mean the same thing as they did last winter.
  • The Tánaiste said that the Government doesn't intend to bring back Covid restrictions.
  • The HSE has confirmed about 10 elective operations per week are being cancelled per site across some 21 hospitals.
Heading into winter, how are other countries in Europe coping with the latest Covid wave?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Heading into winter, how are other countries in Europe coping with the latest Covid wave?

Nov 5th 2021, 6:15 AM 27,542 Views 26 Comments

Germany reported its biggest daily increase in cases since the start of the pandemic yesterday.

# covid-19 - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Germany's Covid cases soar as WHO warns over Europe deaths
# Winter Surge
# Winter Surge

Germany's Covid cases soar as WHO warns over Europe deaths

Nov 4th 2021, 8:44 PM 41,404 Views 90 Comments

WHO’s Europe chief said hospital admissions are higher in countries where fewer people have been vaccinated.