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# Immunity

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Planning to eat or drink indoors at a restaurant or bar today? Here's what you need to know
Bring your Covid cert, your ID and your face covering.
A maximum of six adults will be allowed at a table.
Customers will be asked for proof of immunity and photo ID before they are seated.
One person at the table will also have to provide contact details.
Some pubs and restaurants aren't reopening indoor dining over health and logistical concerns
Hospitality owners report online abuse and false bookings by Digital Covid Cert critics
Hiqa advises NPHET to extend presumptive Covid immunity to nine months post-infection
Increasing the period of presumptive immunity from six to nine months would have “widespread positive implications for people”.
Covid immunity post-infection lasts six months, NPHET advised
The new guidance doubles the length of time of presumptive immunity after infection.
'I'm immune': Donald Trump prepares to return to the campaign trail
Yesterday, Trump made his first public appearance since returning to the White House.
DPP concludes suspect in Harry Dunn death did not have immunity, family told
Max Hill QC’s conclusion directly contradicts what the Foreign Secretary told Parliament on 21 October.
Bats’ genes can help them fight off coronaviruses, study suggests
The study analysed how bats are able to survive coronaviruses, as well as their ability to use echolocation.
Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI
Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.
Can I catch Covid-19 twice? As the country reopens, people who have recovered have a few questions
Scientists are trying to better understand whether people can be immune after recovering.
Three-month immunity advice for healthcare staff not to be extended to general population
Healthcare staff have been told they can act as if they are immune from Covid-19 for three months after recovering.
Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19
Guidance regarding immunity and healthcare workers was compiled by the HSE.
Further coronavirus waves likely without 'new approach' after this cycle
Researchers have suggested the current cycle in Ireland should end by the middle of June, but immunity in the community may be low.
Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important
Over 500 cases of cancer associated with the HPV infection are diagnosed every year in Ireland.
Trump's former adviser will testify in Russia probe 'if he gets immunity'
“General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit.”
'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance
Misuse and overuse of medication will “almost certainly lead to a health crisis”, it has been warned.
Marine Le Pen could be prosecuted for tweeting photos of Islamic State killings
The European Parliament lifted immunity from prosecution today.
Have a new kid? 'Take them on public transport and roll them around on the floor'
That’s what one geneticist thinks.
Varoufakis could face treason charges for planning alternative currency
His immunity to prosecution as a member of parliament must be revoked first.
An extra dose of polio vaccine helps boost immunity in under 5s
Researchers in India and the UK recommended a dose of IPV be added to vaccination programmes in polio-endemic countries.
We're vaccinating more children in Ireland than ever before
Vaccination rates are at their highest ever levels, the HSE said today.
Pardon for Irish deserters who fought in WWII likely in new year
Thousands of Defence Forces personnel who were persecuted by the Irish government for fighting with the Allies in World War II will receive a formal pardon in the new year.
Echinacea shouldn’t be given to children under 12, says Medicines Board
Following a review of echincea’s safety and effectiveness, the IMB is advising against children using it.
TCD scientists find 'off switch' in immune response
Researchers have identified a protein in human cells that could provide new insights in our understanding of the our immune system.
TCD among research group awarded €3m for anti-inflammatory project
The project will investigate the use of plants from the Amazon rainforest on immune processes.
Result of swine flu jab investigation expected later this year
The Health Service Executive is investigating the link between a swine flu jab and narcolepsy. This year’s vaccine does not contain the controversial Pandremix strain.