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# new-variant - Saturday 18 December, 2021

Professor Christine Loscher: Why boosters are so important in the fight against Omicron
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# New Variant

Professor Christine Loscher: Why boosters are so important in the fight against Omicron

Updated Dec 18th 2021, 9:34 AM 34,862 Views 54 Comments

Why do we care so much about boosters right now? Let’s look at how we got here.

# new-variant - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Omicron Covid variant detected in Ireland from travel but 'no evidence yet' of community transmission
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# New Variant

Omicron Covid variant detected in Ireland from travel but 'no evidence yet' of community transmission

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 3:43 PM 122,601 Views 193 Comments
  • Eight potential cases were sequenced, with one confirmed as Omicron.
  • Dr Cillian De Gascun said the single case was "positive in some respects" because lab teams believed there may be more.
  • The case relates to travel from one of seven southern African countries.

# new-variant - Monday 29 November, 2021

Donnelly: Suspected cases of Omicron variant identified, new strain 'likely' in Ireland
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# Omicron

Donnelly: Suspected cases of Omicron variant identified, new strain 'likely' in Ireland

Updated Nov 29th 2021, 1:27 PM 103,936 Views 122 Comments

The health minister also said plans to subsidise antigen tests have been scrapped because prices have dropped in recent weeks.

# new-variant - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Netherlands confirms 13 Omicron cases among passengers on flights
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# New Variant

Netherlands confirms 13 Omicron cases among passengers on flights

Updated Nov 28th 2021, 1:45 PM 42,252 Views 46 Comments

The cases emerged from 61 positive cases in passengers on planes from South Africa to Amsterdam.

# new-variant - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

What we know about the Delta strain and how it's spreading in Ireland
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# New Variant

What we know about the Delta strain and how it's spreading in Ireland

Jun 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 63,220 Views 61 Comments

It’s not all bad news: one dose of a two-dose vaccine still gives strong protection against hospitalisations from Delta.

# new-variant - Sunday 10 January, 2021

'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response
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# Coronavirus

'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response

Jan 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 94,854 Views 69 Comments

The UK and South African variants have been recently confirmed in Ireland.