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# covid19 - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Reader Q&A: The vaccine portal is open for those aged 45 to 49 - here's what you need to know
# Happening Today
# Happening Today

Reader Q&A: The vaccine portal is open for those aged 45 to 49 - here's what you need to know

May 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 65,096 Views 50 Comments
  • Some people in this cohort will be able to receive a first dose by the end of the month, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • The choice will be between AstraZeneca/J&J or waiting longer for an mRNA vaccine.
  • The risk of a rare blood clotting event is between four and ten in one million.

# covid19 - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption
# Covid19
# Covid19

High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption

May 18th 2021, 1:21 PM 14,226 Views 1 Comment

People who are symptomatic are being advised to go to any community testing centre.

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?

May 18th 2021, 12:03 PM 16,151 Views 0 Comments

It is expected that this age cohort will be offered a choice between the AZ and J&J vaccines or an mRNA vaccine.

# covid19 - Monday 17 May, 2021

Mumbai's dip in Covid-19 cases offers glimmer of hope to India
# New Delhi
# New Delhi

Mumbai's dip in Covid-19 cases offers glimmer of hope to India

May 17th 2021, 7:51 AM 14,563 Views 1 Comment

The country has made headlines around the world recently, in its fight against a deadly surge in infections.

# covid19 - Saturday 15 May, 2021

Vaccine rollout: Ireland on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by 3 July
# Rollout
# Rollout

Vaccine rollout: Ireland on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by 3 July

May 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 51,286 Views 45 Comments

Almost 270,000 vaccines were administered in Ireland in the seven days up to Tuesday.

# covid19 - Thursday 13 May, 2021

HSE finalising national model for treatment of patients with Long Covid
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

HSE finalising national model for treatment of patients with Long Covid

May 13th 2021, 7:57 PM 15,906 Views 6 Comments

Some hospitals recognised the need for a more cohesive approach and have already set up dedicated clinics.

HSE to launch referral pathway for high risk cohorts who can't be vaccinated by GPs
# Cohort 7
# Cohort 7

HSE to launch referral pathway for high risk cohorts who can't be vaccinated by GPs

May 13th 2021, 6:04 PM 20,500 Views 5 Comments

People in this cohort will be given appointments at vaccination centres.

# covid19 - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 8 deaths and 448 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 8 deaths and 448 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 12th 2021, 5:58 PM 61,482 Views 99 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

More than 250k vaccines administered in one week, as hospitalisations drop to 106
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

More than 250k vaccines administered in one week, as hospitalisations drop to 106

Updated May 12th 2021, 2:10 PM 28,168 Views 33 Comments

It is still unclear if expenditure on PPE and other equipment will taper off as the vaccination programme progresses.

# covid19 - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Up to 270,000 vaccines to be administered this week as government says programme 'gaining momentum'
# Covid19
# Covid19

Up to 270,000 vaccines to be administered this week as government says programme 'gaining momentum'

Updated May 11th 2021, 4:27 PM 33,447 Views 38 Comments

More than 1.8 million vaccines doses have been administered so far.

'A false reassurance': Health officials caution against widespread use of rapid antigen tests
# Testing
# Testing

'A false reassurance': Health officials caution against widespread use of rapid antigen tests

May 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 18,411 Views 45 Comments

Supermarket chain LIDL made headlines on Thursday when it announced it will stock rapid antigen testing kits in its stores.

# covid19 - Friday 7 May, 2021

WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine
# Covid19
# Covid19

WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine

May 7th 2021, 4:45 PM 17,964 Views 11 Comments

This is the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality.

'I'm only 27, I shouldn't be like this': Nurses with long Covid call for better supports
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

'I'm only 27, I shouldn't be like this': Nurses with long Covid call for better supports

May 7th 2021, 1:10 PM 31,274 Views 16 Comments

The INMO’s annual conference today heard from a number of nurses who are suffering longer term effects of a Covid-19 diagnosis.

# covid19 - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Coronavirus: Eight deaths across several months and 393 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Eight deaths across several months and 393 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated May 6th 2021, 6:40 PM 75,604 Views 101 Comments

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

60,000 dose shortfall in J&J vaccine supply next week as HSE says it will need to use the jab in under 50s
# Covid19
# Covid19

60,000 dose shortfall in J&J vaccine supply next week as HSE says it will need to use the jab in under 50s

May 6th 2021, 5:01 PM 49,437 Views 21 Comments

Government will have to approve any widespread use of the vaccine in the under 50s.

Two new walk-in test centres to open in Donegal amid concerning rate of Covid-19
# Donegal
# Donegal

Two new walk-in test centres to open in Donegal amid concerning rate of Covid-19

May 6th 2021, 3:30 PM 13,839 Views 19 Comments

The national 14-day incidence rate is 134.4 per 100,000 people while the latest incidence rate in Donegal stands at 307.8 cases per 100,000 people.

# covid19 - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Biden administration backs waiving of vaccine intellectual property protections
# Vaccine Equity
# Vaccine Equity

Biden administration backs waiving of vaccine intellectual property protections

May 5th 2021, 9:35 PM 17,300 Views 14 Comments

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai warned that it would take time to forge a consensus.

# covid19 - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Gardaí in Donegal launch dedicated phone line for reporting Covid breaches
# Covid19
# Covid19

Gardaí in Donegal launch dedicated phone line for reporting Covid breaches

May 4th 2021, 5:59 PM 20,741 Views 53 Comments

Public health officials have reported outbreaks in the county linked to social gatherings.

# covid19 - Monday 3 May, 2021

Holohan to the vaccinated: 'You can now get back out there and restart many things you used to do'
# What Comes Next
# What Comes Next

Holohan to the vaccinated: 'You can now get back out there and restart many things you used to do'

May 3rd 2021, 6:00 AM 78,762 Views 114 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan has written an open letter to those who are fully vaccinated, advising them to trust in the protection a Covid vaccine gives them.

# covid19 - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Reader Q&A: Your questions on vaccines for pregnant women and the over 50s answered
# Vaccine Answers
# Vaccine Answers

Reader Q&A: Your questions on vaccines for pregnant women and the over 50s answered

May 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 62,738 Views 49 Comments
  • As part of our Reader Q&A series throughout the pandemic, Órla Ryan and Michelle Hennessy have been asking the experts and getting the answers you need.
  • There is limited data from clinical trials on vaccines during pregnancy but real-world data indicates they are safe.
  • The over 50s will not be offered a choice of vaccines/

# covid19 - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Workers 'unlikely to return to offices until September' says Tánaiste
# Level 3 Plus
# Level 3 Plus

Workers 'unlikely to return to offices until September' says Tánaiste

Apr 29th 2021, 7:50 PM 49,889 Views 38 Comments

Offices have been largely closed under public health advice since the onset of the pandemic.

Fully vaccinated people allowed meet indoors with one unvaccinated household from 10 May
# Vaccine Bonus
# Vaccine Bonus

Fully vaccinated people allowed meet indoors with one unvaccinated household from 10 May

Apr 29th 2021, 6:27 PM 20,341 Views 16 Comments

The government this evening announced the easing of a number of Covid-19 restrictions in May and June.

# covid19 - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Coronavirus: 13 deaths, three of which happened in April, and 371 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 13 deaths, three of which happened in April, and 371 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 28th 2021, 5:43 PM 71,269 Views 91 Comments

The figures were released by NPHET this evening.

Taoiseach says largest delivery of Pfizer vaccines to Ireland - 191,800 doses - arrived today
# Covid19
# Covid19

Taoiseach says largest delivery of Pfizer vaccines to Ireland - 191,800 doses - arrived today

Apr 28th 2021, 1:32 PM 30,721 Views 58 Comments

Martin said the HSE’s modelling is still based on delivering 450,000 doses per week by the middle of June.

HPSC reports 31 new outbreaks associated with schools and 22 in childcare facilities
# Covid19
# Covid19

HPSC reports 31 new outbreaks associated with schools and 22 in childcare facilities

Apr 28th 2021, 12:12 PM 31,088 Views 32 Comments

The largest number of outbreaks continues to be seen in private homes.

# covid19 - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

India to be added to Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list
# Covid19
# Covid19

India to be added to Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list

Apr 27th 2021, 2:41 PM 26,272 Views 20 Comments

Three cases of the B1617 variant, which was first identified in India, have been confirmed in the Republic.

# covid19 - Monday 26 April, 2021

EU launches legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine deliveries
# European Commission
# European Commission

EU launches legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine deliveries

Updated Apr 26th 2021, 1:53 PM 33,351 Views 65 Comments

The Commission confirmed legal action against the company was launched on Friday.

# covid19 - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Fire at Baghdad Covid hospital kills 82, leaves 110 wounded
# Iraq
# Iraq

Fire at Baghdad Covid hospital kills 82, leaves 110 wounded

Apr 25th 2021, 10:46 AM 12,634 Views 11 Comments

Flames spread quickly across multiple floors in the middle of the night.

India’s crematoria overwhelmed as coronavirus ‘swallows people like a monster’
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

India’s crematoria overwhelmed as coronavirus ‘swallows people like a monster’

Apr 25th 2021, 9:36 AM 60,021 Views 79 Comments

The 349,691 confirmed cases over the past day took India’s total to more than 16.9 million, with 192,311 deaths.

Debunked: No, Professor Luke O'Neill didn't refuse a Covid vaccine because he 'didn't want' one
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Debunked: No, Professor Luke O'Neill didn't refuse a Covid vaccine because he 'didn't want' one

Apr 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 104,324 Views 0 Comments

O’Neill has said he will take any vaccine offered to him – when he is eligible for one.

# covid19 - Saturday 24 April, 2021

US health officials lift suspension of Johnson & Johnson Covid jab
# Positive Moves
# Positive Moves

US health officials lift suspension of Johnson & Johnson Covid jab

Apr 24th 2021, 7:34 AM 17,661 Views 31 Comments

Fifteen cases of blood clots were uncovered among nearly eight million vaccinations.

How is Ireland's vaccine rollout going? Here's what this week's figures tell us
# Rollout
# Rollout

How is Ireland's vaccine rollout going? Here's what this week's figures tell us

Apr 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 59,152 Views 68 Comments

To hit 80% first doses 10 weeks from now about 2.2 million first doses will need to be administered by 30 June.

# covid19 - Thursday 22 April, 2021

National Ambulance Service to increase number of fleets for vaccination of housebound over 70s
# Covid19
# Covid19

National Ambulance Service to increase number of fleets for vaccination of housebound over 70s

Apr 22nd 2021, 6:11 PM 9,380 Views 9 Comments

Everyone in this cohort will be contacted over the next week by the HSE.

# covid19 - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Policing Authority says relationship between gardaí and students 'significantly deteriorated' in recent months
# Policing By Consent
# Policing By Consent

Policing Authority says relationship between gardaí and students 'significantly deteriorated' in recent months

Apr 20th 2021, 7:44 PM 20,683 Views 24 Comments

Students reported being fined for being on a walk within their 5km and having food deliveries stopped and checked for purchases of alcohol.

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month

Apr 20th 2021, 6:45 AM 50,045 Views 35 Comments

The HSE is set to update the Oireachtas Health Committee on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout later today.

# covid19 - Saturday 17 April, 2021

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's progress?
# The Numbers
# The Numbers

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

Apr 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 24,985 Views 17 Comments

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said on Thursday that Ireland “is in a far better position” but that “we do have a way to go” yet.

# covid19 - Friday 16 April, 2021

Over 3,500 fines issued to people for organising or attending house parties
# Covid Breaches
# Covid Breaches

Over 3,500 fines issued to people for organising or attending house parties

Apr 16th 2021, 8:30 PM 18,631 Views 37 Comments

All adults in a car on a non-essential journey may be liable for a €100 fine each, Gardaí said.

Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts

Apr 16th 2021, 7:48 PM 12,213 Views 16 Comments

In Ireland, women who are between 14-33 weeks pregnant can get the Pfizer vaccine if they consult with their clinician.

Coronavirus: 11 deaths across several months and 420 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Department Of Health
# Department Of Health

Coronavirus: 11 deaths across several months and 420 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 16th 2021, 6:01 PM 90,864 Views 127 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

# covid19 - Thursday 15 April, 2021

‘Better than anything we could have hoped for’: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Takeaways
# Takeaways

‘Better than anything we could have hoped for’: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Apr 15th 2021, 9:01 PM 54,799 Views 68 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what we learned from NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.