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# covid19 - Friday 9 April, 2021

'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked
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# Covid19

'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked

Apr 9th 2021, 2:23 PM 12,987 Views 24 Comments

The union is calling for SNAs to be designated as frontline healthcare workers and prioritised for vaccines.

EU drug watchdog reviewing possible blood clot links with Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine
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# Review

EU drug watchdog reviewing possible blood clot links with Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

Apr 9th 2021, 1:58 PM 29,331 Views 32 Comments

It comes amid reports of four blood clot cases, one of them fatal.

# covid19 - Thursday 8 April, 2021

10 cases of Covid-19 detected in mandatory hotel quarantine
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# Quarantine Hotels

10 cases of Covid-19 detected in mandatory hotel quarantine

Apr 8th 2021, 8:10 PM 46,936 Views 37 Comments

Contact tracing also found that people most commonly mentioned shopping and work as possible sources of transmission.

Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible
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# Covid19

Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible

Apr 8th 2021, 7:16 PM 22,856 Views 10 Comments

The agency said it has conducted checks in other regions and this appears to be an isolated incident.

Mid-April vaccine target for over 70s won't be met as GP rollout struggles with delivery delays
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# Covid19

Mid-April vaccine target for over 70s won't be met as GP rollout struggles with delivery delays

Apr 8th 2021, 6:10 PM 74,769 Views 98 Comments

Some GPs have opted not to sign up to vaccinate high risk groups due to the pressure and stress of the programme to date.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 400 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 400 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 8th 2021, 5:58 PM 68,854 Views 73 Comments

The latest figures have been reported by the Department of Health.

NPHET meets to discuss 'vaccine bonus' and advice around healthcare workers who refuse jab
# Covid19
# Covid19

NPHET meets to discuss 'vaccine bonus' and advice around healthcare workers who refuse jab

Apr 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 43,606 Views 93 Comments

Proposals under consideration today include fully vaccinated people no longer having to restrict their movements after being identified as a close contact.

# covid19 - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 423 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 423 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 7th 2021, 5:57 PM 76,285 Views 94 Comments

The latest figures have been reported by the Department of Health.

Further EU countries to be added to Ireland’s quarantine list
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# Covid19

Further EU countries to be added to Ireland’s quarantine list

Apr 7th 2021, 1:08 PM 39,694 Views 66 Comments

France, Italy and Germany could join Austria on the list.

Vaccine priority: All three teacher unions agree to ballot for industrial action if government doesn't meet demands
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# Covid19

Vaccine priority: All three teacher unions agree to ballot for industrial action if government doesn't meet demands

Apr 7th 2021, 11:02 AM 99,303 Views 323 Comments

The three unions tabled a joint motion on the issue.

Covid-19 linked to increased risk of psychiatric and neurological conditions
# University Of Oxford
# University Of Oxford

Covid-19 linked to increased risk of psychiatric and neurological conditions

Apr 7th 2021, 8:24 AM 27,975 Views 63 Comments

University of Oxford researchers have estimated that one in three survivors were diagnosed with such a condition in the following six months.

# covid19 - Friday 2 April, 2021

Lack of shower and toilet facilities exacerbating mental health issues for Dublin's rough sleepers
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# Covid19

Lack of shower and toilet facilities exacerbating mental health issues for Dublin's rough sleepers

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 36,274 Views 45 Comments

Dublin’s rough sleepers have been relying on the two public toilets locations in the city centre.

# covid19 - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Dublin training session a fresh headache for GAA as they close in on return to play date
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# In The Spotlight

Dublin training session a fresh headache for GAA as they close in on return to play date

Apr 1st 2021, 12:58 PM 7,087 Views 23 Comments

Members of the Dublin squad were reported to have gathered for a training session at the Innisfails GAA club.

# covid19 - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Seven new walk-in Covid test centres are being set up this week
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# Community Testing

Seven new walk-in Covid test centres are being set up this week

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 6:10 PM 64,469 Views 47 Comments

Three of the centres are opening tomorrow.

'Any increase in social mixing is incredibly risky': The key points you need to know from today's NPHET briefing
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# Covid19

'Any increase in social mixing is incredibly risky': The key points you need to know from today's NPHET briefing

Mar 31st 2021, 5:40 PM 39,113 Views 91 Comments

New research suggests there has been a “substantial increase” in social visits to homes.

Covid-19: The state of play worldwide as Ireland waits for 'silver bullet' doses
# Global Picture
# Global Picture

Covid-19: The state of play worldwide as Ireland waits for 'silver bullet' doses

Mar 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 26,540 Views 18 Comments

In Europe, France, Belgium and Poland all tightened restrictions on Saturday as cases surged.

# covid19 - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

What's changing, when? Key dates for April and May as Taoiseach announces a 'cautious' reopening
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

What's changing, when? Key dates for April and May as Taoiseach announces a 'cautious' reopening

Mar 30th 2021, 7:32 PM 133,375 Views 147 Comments
  • Taoiseach: Close to 1 million vaccine doses will have been administered by the end of next week, and 3 million by the end of May.
  • A household will be allowed to meet up with one other household for socialising from 12 April - but not in private gardens.
  • Zoos, wildlife parks, outdoor tennis and golf will return from 26 April - with other restrictions possibly eased from May.
Countries must unite in face of future pandemic threat, global leaders say
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# Covid19

Countries must unite in face of future pandemic threat, global leaders say

Mar 30th 2021, 7:08 AM 8,628 Views 13 Comments

More than 127 million people have been infected by the virus first detected in China in late 2019.

# covid19 - Saturday 27 March, 2021

How does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?
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# Covid19

How does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?

Mar 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 45,244 Views 71 Comments

A total of 75% of cases this week were in people aged under 45.

# covid19 - Friday 26 March, 2021

Number of Covid-19 cases among over-65s drops by half as vaccine takes effect
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# CSO

Number of Covid-19 cases among over-65s drops by half as vaccine takes effect

Mar 26th 2021, 2:38 PM 14,951 Views 21 Comments

The percentage of cases among that age group fell from 18% in January to 9% in March, figures show.

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 at 308 as Government decision looms
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# Covid19

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 at 308 as Government decision looms

Updated Mar 26th 2021, 8:38 AM 29,378 Views 28 Comments
  • Health officials last night confirmed 606 new cases of Covid-19 and three deaths.
  • As of 8pm last night, there are also 75 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
  • Daily case numbers have either become static or have begun to increase slightly.
What vaccine deliveries can Ireland and the EU expect from April onwards?
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# Vaccination

What vaccine deliveries can Ireland and the EU expect from April onwards?

Mar 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 108,005 Views 55 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said on Thursday that Ireland expects to receive 1 million doses between today and 30 April.

# covid19 - Thursday 25 March, 2021

HSE to roll-out widescale retrospective contact tracing from 31 March
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# Covid19

HSE to roll-out widescale retrospective contact tracing from 31 March

Mar 25th 2021, 5:47 PM 28,613 Views 37 Comments

Around 20% of cases are currently identified as community transmission.

# covid19 - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Coronavirus: 18 deaths and 683 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 18 deaths and 683 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 24th 2021, 6:00 PM 105,083 Views 230 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

# covid19 - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Increasing number of 'ineligible' people from South trying to book vaccine slots in Northern Ireland
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# Patricia Donnelly

Increasing number of 'ineligible' people from South trying to book vaccine slots in Northern Ireland

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:44 PM 42,560 Views 19 Comments

To avail of a vaccine in Northern Ireland people must be registered with a GP in the North and have a NI healthcare number.

Coronavirus: 24 deaths and 371 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 24 deaths and 371 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 23rd 2021, 5:32 PM 112,639 Views 159 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

Hospital cases stand at 342 as NPHET warns of 'volatile' situation
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# Covid19

Hospital cases stand at 342 as NPHET warns of 'volatile' situation

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 11:10 AM 36,653 Views 72 Comments
  • Health officials last night confirmed 520 new cases of Covid-19 and one death.
  • The Government will assess the situation ahead of an announcement next week.
  • The booking portal for mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland went live this morning.

# covid19 - Monday 22 March, 2021

Coronavirus: One death and 520 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Covid19

Coronavirus: One death and 520 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 22nd 2021, 6:02 PM 97,094 Views 164 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

EU commissioner says Europe can achieve herd immunity by July
# Thierry Breton
# Thierry Breton

EU commissioner says Europe can achieve herd immunity by July

Mar 22nd 2021, 6:51 AM 18,478 Views 11 Comments

Several European countries have started reimposing restrictions as they contend with surging coronavirus infections.

# covid19 - Saturday 20 March, 2021

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's Third Wave?
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# COVID19 DATA

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's Third Wave?

Mar 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 40,801 Views 71 Comments

Ireland has been under Level 5 restrictions for more than 12 weeks.

# covid19 - Friday 19 March, 2021

'I would indeed': Taoiseach says he would take AstraZeneca jab as NPHET update due on vaccine
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# Covid19

'I would indeed': Taoiseach says he would take AstraZeneca jab as NPHET update due on vaccine

Updated Mar 19th 2021, 4:30 PM 27,199 Views 51 Comments

NPHET is expected to make recommendations to the Minister for Health later today.

European countries impose tighter restrictions as Covid-19 cases rise
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

European countries impose tighter restrictions as Covid-19 cases rise

Mar 19th 2021, 11:10 AM 33,307 Views 45 Comments

A month-long lockdown for Paris and several other French regions was announced yesterday.

Biden says US will hit 100 million vaccine target weeks ahead of schedule
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# Covid19

Biden says US will hit 100 million vaccine target weeks ahead of schedule

Mar 19th 2021, 7:38 AM 14,243 Views 25 Comments

The US President promised to unveil a new vaccination target next week.

# covid19 - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 582 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 582 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 18th 2021, 5:41 PM 83,320 Views 133 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

AstraZeneca is 'safe and effective' vaccine, says EMA, paving way for Ireland to begin using it again
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# Decision

AstraZeneca is 'safe and effective' vaccine, says EMA, paving way for Ireland to begin using it again

Mar 18th 2021, 4:16 PM 60,154 Views 119 Comments
  • Head of the EMA Emer Cooke said that the vaccine is safe and the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks.
  • World Health Organization experts have also recommended countries continue to use the AstraZeneca jab.
Number of people hospitalised with virus at 345 as EMA set to decide on AstraZeneca vaccine
# Covid19
# Covid19

Number of people hospitalised with virus at 345 as EMA set to decide on AstraZeneca vaccine

Updated Mar 18th 2021, 11:50 AM 27,211 Views 29 Comments
  • It comes amid concerns about a possible rise in infection
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 557 new Covid-19 cases and 17 deaths
  • The European Medicines Agency will decide later today on the future use of the AstraZeneca vaccine
Covid-19 reinfections are rare, but more common in people 65 and older, study finds
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

Covid-19 reinfections are rare, but more common in people 65 and older, study finds

Mar 18th 2021, 7:45 AM 13,394 Views 5 Comments

Researchers found that initial infection with Covid-19 was likely to bestow 80% protection from reinfection among under-65s.

Fears of delays to lockdown easing in Britain amid ‘constrained’ vaccine supplies
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# AstraZenenca

Fears of delays to lockdown easing in Britain amid ‘constrained’ vaccine supplies

Mar 18th 2021, 7:16 AM 16,951 Views 30 Comments

The NHS has warned of a month-long ‘significant reduction’ in weekly supply of the jabs next month

Tanzania’s Covid-sceptic President John Magufuli dies aged 61
# Africa
# Africa

Tanzania’s Covid-sceptic President John Magufuli dies aged 61

Mar 18th 2021, 7:10 AM 32,412 Views 20 Comments

He had said last year that Tanzania had eradicated Covid through three days of national prayer.

# covid19 - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Coronavirus: 18 further deaths and 349 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 18 further deaths and 349 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 16th 2021, 5:46 PM 78,669 Views 135 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.