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# covid-19 - Saturday 6 November, 2021

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 26,444 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
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# 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 27,449 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 27,716 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 27,545 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 41,406 Views 90 Comments

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

Coronavirus: Daily cases exceed 3,000 for third day in a row
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Daily cases exceed 3,000 for third day in a row

Nov 4th 2021, 5:19 PM 72,448 Views 104 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures this evening.

'It's never too late': HSE says 33,000 first or second doses were delivered last week
# First Time Jabs
# First Time Jabs

'It's never too late': HSE says 33,000 first or second doses were delivered last week

Nov 4th 2021, 3:08 PM 13,608 Views 27 Comments

An average about 1,800 people a day are registering for a Covid-19 vaccine.

First anti-viral pill to treat Covid-19 that can be taken at home approved in the UK
# Molnupiravir
# Molnupiravir

First anti-viral pill to treat Covid-19 that can be taken at home approved in the UK

Nov 4th 2021, 12:32 PM 23,958 Views 33 Comments

The drug is most effective if taken within the first five days of suffering Covid-19.

Poll: Will you make an effort to reduce your social contacts in light of rising Covid-19 cases?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you make an effort to reduce your social contacts in light of rising Covid-19 cases?

Nov 4th 2021, 8:30 AM 47,413 Views 75 Comments

NPHET has advised the public to reduce their social contacts this winter.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Greek health workers protest over mandatory Covid vaccinations
# Greece Protests
# Greece Protests

Greek health workers protest over mandatory Covid vaccinations

Nov 3rd 2021, 1:10 PM 19,130 Views 30 Comments

The country yesterday reported a record number of new daily Covid-19 cases

Pressure on ICU leading some hospitals to cancel scheduled procedures, says HSE clinical chief
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pressure on ICU leading some hospitals to cancel scheduled procedures, says HSE clinical chief

Nov 3rd 2021, 11:12 AM 21,300 Views 47 Comments

Dr Colm Henry said the hospital system is currently able to cope with the “surge” in Covid-19 cases.

One in five people worried they missed out on diagnosis or treatment due to Covid-19 pandemic
# Covid Impact
# Covid Impact

One in five people worried they missed out on diagnosis or treatment due to Covid-19 pandemic

Nov 3rd 2021, 8:59 AM 9,467 Views 8 Comments

More than one-in-ten (11%) adults did not seek treatment despite feeling unwell during this period.

US gives final approval of Pfizer's Covid vaccine for children aged 5-11
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

US gives final approval of Pfizer's Covid vaccine for children aged 5-11

Nov 3rd 2021, 6:48 AM 10,213 Views 44 Comments

The dosage has been adjusted to 10mg per injection, compared to 30mg for the older age groups.

Average occupancy of Citywest isolation facility was 13.8% during first six months of pandemic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Average occupancy of Citywest isolation facility was 13.8% during first six months of pandemic

Nov 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 23,310 Views 15 Comments

The facility opened to ease pressure on the health service in March 2020.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

No plan to reintroduce restrictions but Covid figures are 'very concerning', Donnelly says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

No plan to reintroduce restrictions but Covid figures are 'very concerning', Donnelly says

Nov 2nd 2021, 10:21 PM 34,057 Views 68 Comments

Public health officials earlier today confirmed 3,726 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Tighter restrictions announced for non-vaccinated in Greece as daily cases surge
# Greece
# Greece

Tighter restrictions announced for non-vaccinated in Greece as daily cases surge

Nov 2nd 2021, 5:38 PM 22,927 Views 66 Comments

The new measures come in this weekend.

Coronavirus: 3,726 new cases confirmed as Ireland records highest daily figure since January
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 3,726 new cases confirmed as Ireland records highest daily figure since January

Nov 2nd 2021, 5:34 PM 126,903 Views 183 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed the figure in the Dáil this evening.

Booster programme to be extended 'more widely' as under-60s with chronic conditions likely next
# Healthcare Workers
# Healthcare Workers

Booster programme to be extended 'more widely' as under-60s with chronic conditions likely next

Updated Nov 2nd 2021, 3:38 PM 22,985 Views 20 Comments

It is expected that the rollout of booster jabs to healthcare workers could be completed in a number of weeks.

New Zealand region moves to alert level three lockdown from today
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

New Zealand region moves to alert level three lockdown from today

Nov 2nd 2021, 2:04 PM 18,235 Views 18 Comments

Minister Chris Hipkins said that the new cases were separate from other active cases in the region and as a result, it’s “unclear at this point how they could have picked up the virus”.

Poll: Will you get a Covid-19 booster vaccine when it's made available to you?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you get a Covid-19 booster vaccine when it's made available to you?

Nov 2nd 2021, 8:34 AM 69,244 Views 110 Comments

The government has approved a recommendation to rollout booster vaccines for healthcare workers.

# covid-19 - Monday 1 November, 2021

Coronavirus: 2,855 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 2,855 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 1st 2021, 5:23 PM 89,362 Views 98 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures this evening.

High Court Judge directs Covid-19 deaths case must be heard in presence of State lawyers
# High Court
# High Court

High Court Judge directs Covid-19 deaths case must be heard in presence of State lawyers

Nov 1st 2021, 4:38 PM 24,937 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Health decided in June not to establish an investigation into Covid-19 deaths in care homes.

Are you a healthcare worker worried about hospitals this winter? We want to hear your story
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Are you a healthcare worker worried about hospitals this winter? We want to hear your story

Nov 1st 2021, 4:13 PM 9,821 Views 0 Comments

We want to get a sense of the difficulties staff are facing as hospitals fill up. Tell us your story.

White House press secretary tests positive for Covid-19
# Jen Psaki
# Jen Psaki

White House press secretary tests positive for Covid-19

Nov 1st 2021, 7:06 AM 20,696 Views 18 Comments

The official said she had last met US President Joe Biden on Tuesday and they had remained six feet apart.

Tears, embraces and laughter at Sydney Airport as Australia's border reopens
# Australia
# Australia

Tears, embraces and laughter at Sydney Airport as Australia's border reopens

Nov 1st 2021, 7:03 AM 19,876 Views 5 Comments

Incoming vaccinated Australians are able to come home without quarantining in a hotel for two weeks.

# covid-19 - Sunday 31 October, 2021

October trolley watch stats show 'almost' double numbers this year than same period in 2020
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

October trolley watch stats show 'almost' double numbers this year than same period in 2020

Oct 31st 2021, 4:34 PM 17,099 Views 26 Comments

INMO figures show that there are five times as many children on trolleys compared to October 2020.

# covid-19 - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 2,966 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Covid Numbers
# Daily Covid Numbers

Coronavirus: 2,966 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 30th 2021, 1:10 PM 101,497 Views 138 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

# covid-19 - Friday 29 October, 2021

Opinion: 'Covid left many feeling disregarded by society because they don’t live in a family unit'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: 'Covid left many feeling disregarded by society because they don’t live in a family unit'

Oct 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,719 Views 9 Comments

Yvonne Barnes-Holmes says that the level of suffering created by a lack of social interaction is just beginning to emerge.

Covid close contacts are receiving antigen tests in the post today – here's how it will work
# Rapid Tests
# Rapid Tests

Covid close contacts are receiving antigen tests in the post today – here's how it will work

Oct 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 25,808 Views 28 Comments
  • Antigen test kits are arriving in post boxes around the country today.
  • The system is for people who are both fully vaccinated and do not have symptoms of Covid.
  • The Government is considering a wider roll out of the testing method, writes Céimin Burke.

# covid-19 - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Revised nightclub regulations: Isolation rooms and one-metre social distance in bar queues
# Nightlife
# Nightlife

Revised nightclub regulations: Isolation rooms and one-metre social distance in bar queues

Updated Oct 28th 2021, 6:59 PM 38,415 Views 65 Comments

Late-night venues will need to have the ticketing system ready for customers tomorrow.

Moscow shuts down as Russia sees record Covid-19 cases and deaths
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Moscow shuts down as Russia sees record Covid-19 cases and deaths

Oct 28th 2021, 6:10 PM 24,958 Views 14 Comments

Russia today recorded 1,159 fatalities in a single day.

Construction workers have the lowest Covid vaccine uptake in the country
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Construction workers have the lowest Covid vaccine uptake in the country

Oct 28th 2021, 6:00 PM 32,056 Views 58 Comments

Data released by the stats body found that just 75% of construction workers have had their jabs.

Poll: Are you using the Covid-19 tracker app?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you using the Covid-19 tracker app?

Oct 28th 2021, 12:12 PM 39,612 Views 62 Comments

There has been a surge in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.

'It's not really true' that increasing ICU beds will make Covid situation better, HSE CEO says
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

'It's not really true' that increasing ICU beds will make Covid situation better, HSE CEO says

Oct 28th 2021, 10:55 AM 34,726 Views 57 Comments

Health officials yesterday confirmed 1,631 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

New Zealand unveils plans to tentatively reopen borders amid growing pressure
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

New Zealand unveils plans to tentatively reopen borders amid growing pressure

Oct 28th 2021, 7:51 AM 10,360 Views 1 Comment

Arrivals from a handful of tiny Pacific island states will be granted quarantine-free travel from next month.

Spiking cases and fresh restrictions hit Europe as continent enters second Covid winter
# Across The Continent
# Across The Continent

Spiking cases and fresh restrictions hit Europe as continent enters second Covid winter

Oct 28th 2021, 6:30 AM 24,381 Views 11 Comments

Europe now accounts for 55% of all new cases globally and deaths are on the rise.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend

Oct 27th 2021, 6:39 PM 16,482 Views 20 Comments

HSE officers inspected 500 premises, while HSA inspectors carried out 123 inspections.

New testing regime on the cards for people who can't get the vaccine on medical grounds
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

New testing regime on the cards for people who can't get the vaccine on medical grounds

Oct 27th 2021, 4:35 PM 17,801 Views 22 Comments

People who have not got their second dose cannot use the Covid Pass to access a number of services.