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# covid19 - Friday 12 February, 2021

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

Feb 12th 2021, 6:00 AM 20,230 Views 28 Comments

It appears that although incidence continues to decline in all counties, some remain concerningly high.

# covid19 - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 866 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 866 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Feb 11th 2021, 6:01 PM 79,756 Views 131 Comments

Public health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Covid-19: 12,000 over 85s will be vaccinated in Ireland next week
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Covid-19: 12,000 over 85s will be vaccinated in Ireland next week

Feb 11th 2021, 3:38 PM 35,396 Views 73 Comments

The HSE has provided an update on the vaccination programme.

# covid19 - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Covid-19 linked with wider set of symptoms than previously thought, study suggests
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# Imperial College London

Covid-19 linked with wider set of symptoms than previously thought, study suggests

Feb 10th 2021, 2:16 PM 60,851 Views 32 Comments

A study of more than one million people in England revealed the extra symptoms.

'They're key workers': Health expert says Cabinet should be vaccinated now
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# Covid19

'They're key workers': Health expert says Cabinet should be vaccinated now

Feb 10th 2021, 12:52 PM 27,438 Views 109 Comments

Dr Cillian de Gascun said the Taoiseach should receive his vaccine before travel if he is to visit the US in March.

# covid19 - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Government announces extra €160m in supports for Covid-hit businesses
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# SUPPORTS

Government announces extra €160m in supports for Covid-hit businesses

Feb 9th 2021, 4:05 PM 10,555 Views 11 Comments

A new €60 million scheme as part of the total package will go to businesses which have been unable to access Government funding until now.

# covid19 - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Chief Medical Officer says 'we are in a strong position' but urges caution over coming weeks
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# Tony Holohan

Chief Medical Officer says 'we are in a strong position' but urges caution over coming weeks

Feb 6th 2021, 6:00 AM 38,007 Views 35 Comments

The CMO’s statement comes after the HSE confirmed earlier this week that 219,200 vaccinations have been administered in Ireland.

# covid19 - Thursday 4 February, 2021

152,200 first doses and 77,000 second doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Ireland
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# Covid19

152,200 first doses and 77,000 second doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Ireland

Feb 4th 2021, 2:06 PM 17,931 Views 49 Comments

The HSE has provided an update on the vaccine programme.

# covid19 - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

UK ‘past the peak’ of coronavirus cases, hospital admissions and deaths
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# Covid19

UK ‘past the peak’ of coronavirus cases, hospital admissions and deaths

Feb 3rd 2021, 10:47 PM 22,844 Views 14 Comments

But Boris Johnson warned that the level of infection is still ‘forbiddingly high’.

# covid19 - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Here's why NPHET believes Zero Covid wouldn't work in Ireland
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# Covid19

Here's why NPHET believes Zero Covid wouldn't work in Ireland

Feb 2nd 2021, 10:04 AM 36,257 Views 83 Comments

Health officials have said there are many similarities between their approach and the proposed strategy, but the differences are important.

# covid19 - Monday 1 February, 2021

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and their roll-out in Ireland?
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# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and their roll-out in Ireland?

Feb 1st 2021, 3:43 PM 15,153 Views 0 Comments

With three vaccines now approved for use in the EU – and each reporting supply issues – what do you want to know?

Commission decision to invoke Article 16 without consulting Irish government 'extraordinary'
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# Vaccines

Commission decision to invoke Article 16 without consulting Irish government 'extraordinary'

Feb 1st 2021, 11:55 AM 30,795 Views 89 Comments
  • Coveney says the Commission's move was a "costly mistake"
  • NI First Minister Arlene Foster accuses the Commission of committing an 'act of hostility'

# covid19 - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Tracing the start of the Third Wave: Over 3,000 close contact tests from socialising in November and early December
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# Close Contacts

Tracing the start of the Third Wave: Over 3,000 close contact tests from socialising in November and early December

Jan 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 57,496 Views 46 Comments

Household settings made up the largest number of close contacts referred for a Day 0 test.

# covid19 - Friday 29 January, 2021

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?
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# Covid19

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?

Jan 29th 2021, 6:34 PM 65,602 Views 55 Comments

The EU is under increasing pressure as member states face unexpected supply issues just one month into their vaccine programmes.

Coronavirus: 48 deaths and 1,254 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 48 deaths and 1,254 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 29th 2021, 5:29 PM 83,867 Views 84 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's third wave?
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Jan 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 49,591 Views 17 Comments

Ireland’s reproductive number is estimated at between 0.4 and 0.7 having stood at between 0.5 and 0.8 last week.

# covid19 - Thursday 28 January, 2021

UK government says there'll be 'no interruption' to vaccine supply amid EU row
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# Covid19

UK government says there'll be 'no interruption' to vaccine supply amid EU row

Jan 28th 2021, 9:47 AM 19,452 Views 56 Comments

Michael Gove said the government would not allow vaccines to go to the EU until the UK schedule is honoured.

Mexico records new daily record of almost 28,000 coronavirus cases
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# Coronavirus

Mexico records new daily record of almost 28,000 coronavirus cases

Jan 28th 2021, 7:15 AM 8,771 Views 3 Comments

Hospitals are so full in some parts of Mexico that many families have to treat their relatives at home, and they need oxygen cylinders to do so.

# covid19 - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Coronavirus: 54 deaths and 1,335 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 54 deaths and 1,335 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 27th 2021, 6:32 PM 115,622 Views 141 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

High Court challenges brought by children with special needs over government's decision not to reopen schools
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# Courts

High Court challenges brought by children with special needs over government's decision not to reopen schools

Jan 27th 2021, 3:37 PM 23,789 Views 0 Comments

Each of the actions have been brought on behalf of five school-going children.

Minister says gardaí will not enter homes to ensure people are quarantining after travel
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# Covid19

Minister says gardaí will not enter homes to ensure people are quarantining after travel

Updated Jan 27th 2021, 1:51 PM 41,992 Views 102 Comments

If people are found not to be at home when they receive a call, they could face a fine of up to €2,500.

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits
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# Homelessness

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits

Jan 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,135 Views 13 Comments

Homeless numbers are down but Simon Communities says the full impact of the pandemic will only be seen when restrictions are lifted permanently.

# covid19 - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Johnson & Johnson expects to report Covid-19 vaccine results next week
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# Vaccination

Johnson & Johnson expects to report Covid-19 vaccine results next week

Jan 26th 2021, 9:15 PM 38,988 Views 17 Comments

The vaccine is a one-dose shot.

A lockdown extension and new travel rules - Here are the main points you need to know
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# Covid19

A lockdown extension and new travel rules - Here are the main points you need to know

Jan 26th 2021, 7:30 PM 60,236 Views 64 Comments

Level 5 is with us until at least 5 March.

HSE confirms 22 vials of vaccine unusable after incorrect storage at nursing home
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# Covid19

HSE confirms 22 vials of vaccine unusable after incorrect storage at nursing home

Jan 26th 2021, 7:03 PM 37,871 Views 60 Comments

The HSE said an appropriate cold chain was not in place.

There are 1,823 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and 216 people in ICU
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# Hospital Capacity

There are 1,823 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and 216 people in ICU

Jan 26th 2021, 12:22 PM 13,192 Views 10 Comments

Prof Philip Nolan has said that he expects hospital admissions to “remain very high for weeks”.

# covid19 - Monday 25 January, 2021

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 1,372 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 1,372 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 25th 2021, 6:41 PM 106,567 Views 111 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to
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# Covid19

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 4:55 PM 77,126 Views 78 Comments

Last week the company said initial supplies to Europe will be lower than expected.

Eye-care waiting lists continue to increase, with 23,700 waiting over a year
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# Waiting Lists

Eye-care waiting lists continue to increase, with 23,700 waiting over a year

Jan 25th 2021, 1:22 PM 9,927 Views 7 Comments

Optometrists have offered to help the Government with the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

# covid19 - Saturday 23 January, 2021

'The virus kills people we love': Woman whose husband died from Covid-19 urges people to wear masks
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# Jeni Pim

'The virus kills people we love': Woman whose husband died from Covid-19 urges people to wear masks

Jan 23rd 2021, 9:09 AM 64,264 Views 116 Comments

To people who are “fed up” of the pandemic, Jeni Pim said: “I’m fed up with it as well, it has killed my soulmate.”

'Our lives are in limbo': Parents of vulnerable toddler say family carers should be moved up vaccine priority list
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# Covid19

'Our lives are in limbo': Parents of vulnerable toddler say family carers should be moved up vaccine priority list

Jan 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 22,652 Views 11 Comments

Health officials and the minister have said it is unlikely family carers will be moved up the list.

# covid19 - Friday 22 January, 2021

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 2,371 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 2,371 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:18 PM 89,696 Views 160 Comments
  • 219 people are in ICU today
  • Dr Tony Holohan has urged people to stay at home this weekend to minimise the spread of Covid-19
  • Of today's cases, 757 were in Dublin, 237 in Cork and 154 in Waterford
'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit
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# Covid19

'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit

Updated Jan 22nd 2021, 1:00 PM 54,227 Views 83 Comments
  • Paul Reid said that transmission is "extremely different", with whole families getting sick from Covid-19.
  • An Oireachtas Committee heard that over 6,500 workers in acute hospitals are currently on sick leave.
  • There have been 523 Covid deaths in January, with the CMO predicting that this could rise up to 1,000.
How does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Jan 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 38,292 Views 18 Comments

Public Health officials are urging people to stay at home as high levels of community transmission continue to pose a risk.

# covid19 - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Life on a Covid ward: 'We were the last people some patients saw, but many died on their own'
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# Covid19

Life on a Covid ward: 'We were the last people some patients saw, but many died on their own'

Jan 21st 2021, 6:19 PM 19,136 Views 8 Comments

Clinical Nurse Manager Bernie Waterhouse shared her experience of working on a Covid ward for the last ten months.

Vaccines: HSE says 121,900 vaccine doses have been administered so far in Ireland
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# Covid19

Vaccines: HSE says 121,900 vaccine doses have been administered so far in Ireland

Jan 21st 2021, 2:26 PM 31,882 Views 98 Comments

The HSE has provided an update on the vaccination programme.

World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon
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# Covid19

World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon

Jan 21st 2021, 9:03 AM 9,429 Views 16 Comments

Lebanon has been logging some 5,500 cases a day since the start of the year.

Johnson warns more lives will be lost as UK records deadliest day of pandemic
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# Coronavirus

Johnson warns more lives will be lost as UK records deadliest day of pandemic

Jan 21st 2021, 8:18 AM 27,802 Views 15 Comments

Boris Johnson said ‘the light will only really begin to dawn as we get those vaccinations out’.

# covid19 - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll
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# Coronavirus

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll

Jan 20th 2021, 7:43 AM 15,730 Views 24 Comments

The UK recorded a further 1,610 coronavirus deaths yesterday – the highest number reported on a single day.

# covid19 - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'Our children are suffering': Parents of children with special needs tell government and unions to 'sort it out'
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# Covid19

'Our children are suffering': Parents of children with special needs tell government and unions to 'sort it out'

Jan 19th 2021, 12:52 PM 14,936 Views 44 Comments

Unions have said teachers’ concerns about their safety have not been eased by health officials.