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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Monday 3 January, 2022

ASTI warns return of schools is ‘unacceptable risk’ without new measures
# Schools
# Schools

ASTI warns return of schools is ‘unacceptable risk’ without new measures

Jan 3rd 2022, 9:57 PM 62,462 Views 128 Comments

The teachers union will ask the Department of Health to introduce ‘a delayed and staggered reopening’ of schools at a meeting tomorrow.

Bucs coach hopes NFL star gets 'help' after sacking
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

Bucs coach hopes NFL star gets 'help' after sacking

Jan 3rd 2022, 9:03 PM 9,541 Views 4 Comments

Antonio Brown’s career has been left hanging in the balance after recent events.

Irish Rail cancels services due to Covid-19 infections and close contact staff absences
# Rail Disruption
# Rail Disruption

Irish Rail cancels services due to Covid-19 infections and close contact staff absences

Jan 3rd 2022, 8:08 PM 47,320 Views 29 Comments

The rail service cancellations are centred around Leinster.

# covid-19 - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Booster vaccines available to anyone aged over 16 as Health Minister promises more ICU beds
# Booster Programme
# Booster Programme

Booster vaccines available to anyone aged over 16 as Health Minister promises more ICU beds

Updated Jan 2nd 2022, 6:35 PM 56,315 Views 114 Comments
  • Those aged over 16 will be able to access the jab through vaccination centres, community pharmacies and GPs.
  • HSE Chief Clinical Officer Colm Henry said that at least 3,800 HSE staff were out on Covid-related leave across the country.
  • Meanwhile, Eamon Ryan has said that he expects schools, colleges and creches to reopen after the Christmas break.
Covid-19: 17,071 new confirmed cases, 717 in hospital and 87 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 17,071 new confirmed cases, 717 in hospital and 87 in ICU

Jan 2nd 2022, 12:45 PM 90,950 Views 195 Comments

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

Lionel Messi one of four PSG players to test positive for Covid-19
# Positive
From The42
# Positive

Lionel Messi one of four PSG players to test positive for Covid-19

Jan 2nd 2022, 12:25 PM 2,233 Views 0 Comments

The Argentina international will stay in his home country until he tests negative.

Leas Ceann Comhairle concerned about govt 'lack of accountability' on Covid heading into 2022
# Interview
# Interview

Leas Ceann Comhairle concerned about govt 'lack of accountability' on Covid heading into 2022

Jan 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 35,520 Views 25 Comments

Connolly says she is concerned about democracy and the lack of oversight of ‘draconian’ laws being rolled over into next year.

# covid-19 - Saturday 1 January, 2022

Captain Neuer among 5 Bayern Munich Covid-19 cases
# Unavailable
From The42
# Unavailable

Captain Neuer among 5 Bayern Munich Covid-19 cases

Jan 1st 2022, 8:14 PM 3,884 Views 1 Comment

The reigning champions restart their league defence on Friday by hosting Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Covid-19: 23,281 new confirmed cases, 656 in hospital and 85 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 23,281 new confirmed cases, 656 in hospital and 85 in ICU

Jan 1st 2022, 4:30 PM 192,312 Views 335 Comments
  • The Department of Social Protection confirmed it will now accept proof of a HSE antigen test to qualify for Enhanced Illness Benefit.
  • The INMO has reiterated its calls for hospitals to curtail all non-emergency activity.
Jurgen Klopp to miss Chelsea clash after ‘suspected’ positive Covid test
# Sidelined
From The42
# Sidelined

Jurgen Klopp to miss Chelsea clash after ‘suspected’ positive Covid test

Jan 1st 2022, 2:27 PM 3,549 Views 1 Comment

The Liverpool manager reported mild symptoms and is self isolating.

# covid-19 - Friday 31 December, 2021

World rings in New Year as fireworks light up under persistent Covid cloud
# Hello 2022
# Hello 2022

World rings in New Year as fireworks light up under persistent Covid cloud

Updated Dec 31st 2021, 8:08 PM 43,928 Views 19 Comments

Sydney decided to press ahead with a firework display despite surging cases.

McGrath Cup opener between Waterford and Clare postponed due to Covid
# Postponed
From The42
# Postponed

McGrath Cup opener between Waterford and Clare postponed due to Covid

Dec 31st 2021, 7:17 PM 6,268 Views 3 Comments

Covid cases, close contacts and injuries leave Waterford unable to field a team this weekend.

South Africa lifts curfew as Omicron wave subsides
# Relaxed
# Relaxed

South Africa lifts curfew as Omicron wave subsides

Dec 31st 2021, 6:56 PM 34,948 Views 61 Comments

Calls by the hospitality sector for the curfew to be lifted had been mounting ahead of New Year’s celebrations,

Booster vaccines to be available for all over-16s from Sunday
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Booster vaccines to be available for all over-16s from Sunday

Updated Dec 31st 2021, 5:50 PM 44,276 Views 78 Comments

The group is the final adult age group being green lit for boosters.

Minister to meet with unions next week as 'plan is for schools to reopen'
# Back To School
# Back To School

Minister to meet with unions next week as 'plan is for schools to reopen'

Dec 31st 2021, 4:57 PM 39,172 Views 52 Comments

The Christmas break will end for most schools next week.

UK approves ‘life-saving’ Pfizer antiviral to help at-risk Covid-19 patients
# Treatment
# Treatment

UK approves ‘life-saving’ Pfizer antiviral to help at-risk Covid-19 patients

Dec 31st 2021, 4:10 PM 26,255 Views 38 Comments

Paxlovid can reduce the risks of being admitted to hospital and death in people with mild to moderate infection.

Covid case numbers are spiralling globally but deaths are down
# Omicron
# Omicron

Covid case numbers are spiralling globally but deaths are down

Dec 31st 2021, 3:24 PM 21,805 Views 11 Comments

The average number of new daily coronavirus cases globally has passed the symbolic one million mark.

Covid-19: 20,110 new confirmed cases, 682 in hospital and 86 in ICU
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: 20,110 new confirmed cases, 682 in hospital and 86 in ICU

Dec 31st 2021, 2:35 PM 96,597 Views 155 Comments

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

'Three antigen tests over three days' before PCR for under-40s who are symptomatic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Three antigen tests over three days' before PCR for under-40s who are symptomatic

Dec 31st 2021, 2:31 PM 60,609 Views 53 Comments

The HSE has said further information about registering close contacts will be made available on Monday.

Newcastle's Premier League match away to Southampton is off due to Covid-19 cases and injuries
# Another One Bites The Dust
From The42
# Another One Bites The Dust

Newcastle's Premier League match away to Southampton is off due to Covid-19 cases and injuries

Dec 31st 2021, 1:38 PM 2,109 Views 2 Comments

The Magpies confirmed that their request to have Sunday’s game at St Mary’s postponed has been accepted.

Protests, Storm Barra and Biden's inauguration: The most read articles on The Journal this year
# Top Stories
# Top Stories

Protests, Storm Barra and Biden's inauguration: The most read articles on The Journal this year

Dec 31st 2021, 1:00 PM 5,342 Views 0 Comments

Thanks for reading.

New Covid testing and isolation guidelines: Here's everything you need to know
# Explainer
# Explainer

New Covid testing and isolation guidelines: Here's everything you need to know

Dec 31st 2021, 12:03 PM 90,512 Views 43 Comments

The changes are aimed at freeing up Covid-19 testing capacity and easing disruption to businesses.

Embiid powers 76ers past Nets on Durant's return, Covid outbreak postpones Warriors-Nuggets
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Embiid powers 76ers past Nets on Durant's return, Covid outbreak postpones Warriors-Nuggets

Dec 31st 2021, 9:37 AM 1,198 Views 0 Comments

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has criticised the 11th postponement of the NBA season.

Poll: Will you use an antigen test today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you use an antigen test today?

Dec 31st 2021, 9:30 AM 59,993 Views 46 Comments

Some people are planning gatherings to ring in 2022.

# covid-19 - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Israel approves fourth vaccine for vulnerable
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Israel approves fourth vaccine for vulnerable

Updated Dec 30th 2021, 10:00 PM 107,843 Views 52 Comments

The WHO has warned of a “tsunami” of new cases as countries, including Ireland, record largest-ever surges.

Jockeys must produce negative lateral flow tests from next Wednesday, says BHA
# Precaution
From The42
# Precaution

Jockeys must produce negative lateral flow tests from next Wednesday, says BHA

Dec 30th 2021, 9:56 PM 2,017 Views 0 Comments

The change in protocol was announced after rises in Covid-19 infection rates over the last couple of weeks.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Dec 30th 2021, 8:16 PM 15,501 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Coronavirus: 20,554 new cases confirmed in Ireland as new PCR regime announced
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 20,554 new cases confirmed in Ireland as new PCR regime announced

Updated Dec 30th 2021, 7:11 PM 264,125 Views 396 Comments

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

Fewer days in isolation and more antigen testing: Department of Health releases new testing regime
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Fewer days in isolation and more antigen testing: Department of Health releases new testing regime

Updated Dec 30th 2021, 6:45 PM 187,198 Views 106 Comments
  • There are 287 patients on trolleys in hospitals around the country today.
  • As of 8am yesterday morning, 586 people were in hospital with Covid-19, 93 of whom were in ICU.
  • Increased visitor restrictions are in place at a Limerick maternity hospital following a Covid-19 outbreak.
Simeone and Griezmann test positive at Atleti, Barca's Covid outbreak rises to 10 players
# La Liga
From The42
# La Liga

Simeone and Griezmann test positive at Atleti, Barca's Covid outbreak rises to 10 players

Dec 30th 2021, 1:26 PM 4,135 Views 1 Comment

Philippe Coutinho, Sergino Dest and Abde Ezzalzouli are the latest players to contract coronavirus at the Catalan club.

Groceries to be delivered to residents of Chinese city under strict Covid-19 lockdown
# Xian
# Xian

Groceries to be delivered to residents of Chinese city under strict Covid-19 lockdown

Dec 30th 2021, 1:07 PM 18,989 Views 22 Comments

The city of Xi’an with a population of 13 million people has been put into lockdown after a surge of cases.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 16,428 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 22 deaths notified in the past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 16,428 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 22 deaths notified in the past week

Dec 29th 2021, 6:52 PM 197,370 Views 319 Comments

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

Armed police parade alleged Covid rule breakers through streets, sparking backlash in China
# Public Shaming
# Public Shaming

Armed police parade alleged Covid rule breakers through streets, sparking backlash in China

Dec 29th 2021, 8:48 AM 26,416 Views 17 Comments

China banned such public shaming of criminal suspects in 2010.

People aged 30-39 can receive a booster shot from today
# Boosters
# Boosters

People aged 30-39 can receive a booster shot from today

Dec 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,530 Views 11 Comments

Those aged 16-29 who received a Janssen primary dose can also avail of a booster from today.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

WHO warns of Omicron overload as UK records almost 130,000 cases of the virus
# Omicron
# Omicron

WHO warns of Omicron overload as UK records almost 130,000 cases of the virus

Updated Dec 28th 2021, 9:42 PM 53,527 Views 33 Comments

To hold back the tide, European nations brought back curbs with painful economic and social consequences.

3-time champion Michael Van Gerwen withdraws from World Darts Championship
# Misfortune
From The42
# Misfortune

3-time champion Michael Van Gerwen withdraws from World Darts Championship

Dec 28th 2021, 8:04 PM 56,375 Views 29 Comments

The Dutchman has been ruled out after a positive Covid test.

FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19
# Debunked
# Debunked

FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19

Dec 28th 2021, 5:00 PM 23,497 Views 0 Comments

A video viewed thousands of times on an Irish Facebook page contains incorrect information about the effectiveness of masks.

Manchester United’s 16-day coronavirus break did us no favours – Harry Maguire
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Manchester United’s 16-day coronavirus break did us no favours – Harry Maguire

Dec 28th 2021, 3:59 PM 5,199 Views 11 Comments

The Red Devils last night salvaged a 1-1 draw at Premier League strugglers Newcastle, leaving them seven points off the top four.

Coronavirus: 9,006 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 9,006 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 28th 2021, 12:53 PM 87,690 Views 72 Comments

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

Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says
# Pcr Tests
# Pcr Tests

Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says

Updated Dec 28th 2021, 12:50 PM 111,964 Views 138 Comments
  • Paul Reid said it appears cases of Omicron may have peaked in some other countries but not yet in Ireland
  • He said the HSE is continuing to ramp up capacity for PCR testing as demand increases
  • Children aged five to 11 who are at high risk from Covid-19, or live with someone high risk, can now be registered for a vaccine