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# covid-19 - Sunday 6 February, 2022

Irish scientists on TikTok describe trolling and misinformation working on Covid campaign
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Irish scientists on TikTok describe trolling and misinformation working on Covid campaign

Feb 6th 2022, 5:01 PM 21,901 Views 15 Comments

The SciComm Collective, launched In the first half of last year, was intended to get the government’s Covid-19 messaging out to young people.

# covid-19 - Friday 4 February, 2022

Austrian president signs law making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all adults
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Austrian president signs law making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all adults

Feb 4th 2022, 4:36 PM 21,497 Views 54 Comments

Those holding out can face fines of up to €3,600 after mid-March.

# covid-19 - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Europe is heading for Covid-19 'ceasefire' that could lead to 'enduring peace', WHO says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Europe is heading for Covid-19 'ceasefire' that could lead to 'enduring peace', WHO says

Feb 3rd 2022, 5:18 PM 22,667 Views 13 Comments

This comes as a growing number of European nations lift almost all Covid-19 restrictions.

Coronavirus: 12,875 new cases, 610 patients in hospital and 63 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 12,875 new cases, 610 patients in hospital and 63 in ICU

Feb 3rd 2022, 4:07 PM 33,403 Views 20 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.

Ryanair ranked worst short-haul airline for Covid refunds
# Covid Flying
# Covid Flying

Ryanair ranked worst short-haul airline for Covid refunds

Feb 3rd 2022, 8:13 AM 16,034 Views 40 Comments

The carrier received a refund satisfaction score of just 47% in a survey by consumer group Which?

# covid-19 - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

New Zealand won't fully reopen borders to foreign travellers until October
# Reopening
# Reopening

New Zealand won't fully reopen borders to foreign travellers until October

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:40 PM 21,537 Views 19 Comments

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a five-step plan to reopening New Zealand’s borders.

'Old age matters': TD calls for public inquiry into nursing home deaths during Covid
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Old age matters': TD calls for public inquiry into nursing home deaths during Covid

Feb 2nd 2022, 5:58 PM 10,571 Views 8 Comments

Many people who died in nursing homes were not properly looked after, TD Fergus O’Dowd told the Dáil.

Covid-19: 12,560 new cases and 630 patients in hospital, 92 deaths notified in past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 12,560 new cases and 630 patients in hospital, 92 deaths notified in past week

Feb 2nd 2022, 2:56 PM 46,677 Views 36 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

France lifts most Covid restrictions but keeps vaccination certs
# Paris
# Paris

France lifts most Covid restrictions but keeps vaccination certs

Feb 2nd 2022, 12:47 PM 13,566 Views 13 Comments

The country has loosened several of the restrictions imposed to curb the latest surge.

Ireland's Covid position improving but global risk remains high, CMO tells Oireachtas Committee
# Health
# Health

Ireland's Covid position improving but global risk remains high, CMO tells Oireachtas Committee

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 12:00 PM 36,780 Views 14 Comments

Senior NPHET members fielded questions from TDs and senators at a Health Committee meeting today.

Study claims reluctance to get Covid-19 vaccine may be linked to childhood trauma
# UK
# UK

Study claims reluctance to get Covid-19 vaccine may be linked to childhood trauma

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:36 AM 18,606 Views 31 Comments

The UK study found people who suffer in childhood are also least likely to trust NHS information.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

New Zealand grants entry exemption to pregnant reporter who sought Taliban help
# Charlotte Bellis
# Charlotte Bellis

New Zealand grants entry exemption to pregnant reporter who sought Taliban help

Feb 1st 2022, 7:51 PM 24,371 Views 10 Comments

Only 800 rooms per month are set aside for New Zealanders and visa holders.

Enhanced Illness Benefit extended until end of June
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Enhanced Illness Benefit extended until end of June

Feb 1st 2022, 6:51 PM 15,537 Views 2 Comments

To date, almost €230 million has been paid under this scheme, supporting over 374,500 people.

Covid-19: 10,618 new cases and 624 patients in hospital, including 66 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 10,618 new cases and 624 patients in hospital, including 66 in ICU

Feb 1st 2022, 2:59 PM 42,061 Views 31 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

New guidelines for care facilities to give unrestricted access to nominated support person
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

New guidelines for care facilities to give unrestricted access to nominated support person

Feb 1st 2022, 1:50 PM 6,962 Views 1 Comment

Residents should be able to choose a support person who should typically have unrestricted access to visit them.

Denmark becomes first EU country to lift all Covid restrictions despite record case numbers
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Denmark becomes first EU country to lift all Covid restrictions despite record case numbers

Feb 1st 2022, 1:10 PM 21,581 Views 30 Comments

The country’s health authority “recommends” that those who test positive for the virus should isolate for four days.

# covid-19 - Monday 31 January, 2022

'Stealth Omicron' spreads more than original strain, Danish study finds
# Coronvirus
# Coronvirus

'Stealth Omicron' spreads more than original strain, Danish study finds

Jan 31st 2022, 10:07 PM 39,673 Views 42 Comments

Sub-variant BA.2 – also called “stealth Omicron” – was detected earlier this year.

New Zealand defends strict Covid quarantine as pregnant reporter fights to leave Kabul
# Charlotte Bellis
# Charlotte Bellis

New Zealand defends strict Covid quarantine as pregnant reporter fights to leave Kabul

Jan 31st 2022, 10:15 AM 33,030 Views 19 Comments

Charlotte Bellis said she had to turn to the Taliban for help after her requests to return home were rejected.

Government announces new guidance for workplaces as Covid-19 regulations ease
# Return To Work
# Return To Work

Government announces new guidance for workplaces as Covid-19 regulations ease

Jan 31st 2022, 9:24 AM 29,347 Views 10 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the new protocol will also help deal with other illnesses.

# covid-19 - Sunday 30 January, 2022

Thousands join protests against Canada’s Covid vaccine mandates
# Canada
# Canada

Thousands join protests against Canada’s Covid vaccine mandates

Jan 30th 2022, 11:47 AM 30,251 Views 72 Comments

As many as 10,000 protesters are expected at the weekend-long rally condemned by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Poll: Will you boycott Spotify over Covid-19 misinformation?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you boycott Spotify over Covid-19 misinformation?

Jan 30th 2022, 10:14 AM 64,764 Views 31 Comments

Neil Young has accused Spotify of “spreading fake information about vaccines — potentially causing death”.

'They're not going to go away': Where does Ireland's anti-lockdown movement go next?

'They're not going to go away': Where does Ireland's anti-lockdown movement go next?

Jan 30th 2022, 12:05 AM 61,657 Views 0 Comments
  • Parts of the anti-lockdown movement have shifted their focus since restrictions were eased last week, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Sceptics and conspiracy theorists believe the Government announcement precedes a bigger crisis.
  • Recent events suggest the movement may be becoming more regionalised and attracting smaller numbers.

# covid-19 - Saturday 29 January, 2022

Fifth Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in Ireland
# Nuvaxovid
# Nuvaxovid

Fifth Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in Ireland

Jan 29th 2022, 7:06 PM 45,422 Views 49 Comments

It is expected that it will be added to Ireland’s booster programme next month.

Joni Mitchell joins Neil Young in boycotting Spotify over Covid 'lies'
# Joe Rogan
# Joe Rogan

Joni Mitchell joins Neil Young in boycotting Spotify over Covid 'lies'

Jan 29th 2022, 2:19 PM 43,291 Views 124 Comments

“Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives,” the singer said.

# covid-19 - Friday 28 January, 2022

Covid: 9,591 new cases as Dept confirms daily figures will no longer be released at weekends
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid: 9,591 new cases as Dept confirms daily figures will no longer be released at weekends

Jan 28th 2022, 5:14 PM 58,798 Views 37 Comments

The Covid-19 case numbers, released daily throughout the pandemic, will only be announced on Monday to Friday from now on.

# covid-19 - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11

Jan 27th 2022, 5:28 PM 26,511 Views 52 Comments

The decision could be reassessed if the health situation changes, the authorities said.

Spotify removing Neil Young's music after rocker's Joe Rogan ultimatum
# Hey Hey My My
# Hey Hey My My

Spotify removing Neil Young's music after rocker's Joe Rogan ultimatum

Jan 27th 2022, 8:22 AM 61,105 Views 104 Comments

Young has accused the streaming service of “spreading fake information about vaccines” by hosting Rogan’s podcast.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Clubs must have at least four Covid cases in squad to apply for postponement, new rules state
# New Instructions
From The42
# New Instructions

Clubs must have at least four Covid cases in squad to apply for postponement, new rules state

Jan 26th 2022, 5:01 PM 4,597 Views 2 Comments

The rule comes into effect after Premier League sides decided on a change to criteria.

Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions from today as WHO says Omicron risk remains 'very high'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions from today as WHO says Omicron risk remains 'very high'

Updated Jan 26th 2022, 8:15 AM 23,889 Views 9 Comments

Bars, restaurants and museums in the country will be allowed to reopen from today.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Covid-19: 9,218 new cases, 824 people in hospital and 79 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 9,218 new cases, 824 people in hospital and 79 in ICU

Jan 25th 2022, 5:18 PM 45,954 Views 17 Comments

Health authorities confirmed the figures this evening.

Pfizer-BioNTech begin enrollments for Omicron-specific vaccine trial
# Omicron Vaccine
# Omicron Vaccine

Pfizer-BioNTech begin enrollments for Omicron-specific vaccine trial

Jan 25th 2022, 12:03 PM 16,740 Views 27 Comments

Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla previously said at a conference that the pharmaceutical giant could be ready to file for regulatory approval of the shot by March.

# covid-19 - Monday 24 January, 2022

Covid-19: 8,039 new cases, 885 people in hospital and 76 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 8,039 new cases, 885 people in hospital and 76 in ICU

Jan 24th 2022, 5:03 PM 44,322 Views 62 Comments

Health officials announced the figures in a statement.

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic

Jan 24th 2022, 2:00 PM 41,025 Views 40 Comments

His comments come after Dr David Nabarro said the virus should not be likened to the flu.

# covid-19 - Sunday 23 January, 2022

Covid-19: 8,126 cases, 845 people in hospital and 79 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 8,126 cases, 845 people in hospital and 79 in ICU

Jan 23rd 2022, 1:07 PM 49,429 Views 45 Comments

The figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this afternoon.

New Zealand’s PM postpones wedding as she introduces tougher Covid rules
# Omicron
# Omicron

New Zealand’s PM postpones wedding as she introduces tougher Covid rules

Jan 23rd 2022, 7:46 AM 60,960 Views 84 Comments

Jacinda Ardern had been planning to get married next weekend but the celebration has been postponed.

# covid-19 - Saturday 22 January, 2022

Spirits high as Ireland takes big step back to normality
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Spirits high as Ireland takes big step back to normality

Jan 22nd 2022, 6:50 PM 44,048 Views 65 Comments

The majority of Covid-19 restrictions lifted at 6am on Saturday.

Covid-19: 10,600 cases, 836 people in hospital and 78 in ICU
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: 10,600 cases, 836 people in hospital and 78 in ICU

Jan 22nd 2022, 1:25 PM 48,081 Views 49 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

No 10 efforts to save Johnson are illegal, Commons standards chairman claims
# Met Police
# Met Police

No 10 efforts to save Johnson are illegal, Commons standards chairman claims

Jan 22nd 2022, 11:13 AM 34,187 Views 9 Comments

Chris Bryant said threats to withdraw funding from constituencies of MPs seeking to oust the PM should be referred to the police.

Poll: As restrictions ease, what are you looking forward to most?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: As restrictions ease, what are you looking forward to most?

Jan 22nd 2022, 10:30 AM 59,949 Views 67 Comments

The vast majority of Covid measures lifted at 6am today.

Goodbye to the new normal, but is everyone ready to go back to the old normal?
# Lifting Restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions

Goodbye to the new normal, but is everyone ready to go back to the old normal?

Jan 22nd 2022, 12:03 AM 90,371 Views 67 Comments
  • Pete Lunn of the ESRI’s Behavioural Research Unit says it may take time for society to return to old habits.
  • An increasing number of people were ready to return to reality before the government's announcement, Rónán Duffy writes.