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#pandemic

# pandemic - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

Irish head of emergencies at WHO reveals he received death threats during pandemic
# Mike Ryan
# Mike Ryan

Irish head of emergencies at WHO reveals he received death threats during pandemic

Sep 21st 2022, 11:42 AM 15,567 Views 9 Comments

The Sligo-born doctor said that he may have post-traumatic stress disorder.

# pandemic - Wednesday 7 September, 2022

Opinion: The world wants us to go back to normal after the pandemic. Maybe we need to rest instead
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The world wants us to go back to normal after the pandemic. Maybe we need to rest instead

Sep 7th 2022, 7:00 PM 25,172 Views 11 Comments

Artist Áine O’Hara has created the Rest Rooms, where rest is a form of resistance – here, she explains the background to the installation.

# pandemic - Tuesday 16 August, 2022

Four in five Covid-19 deaths had at least three medical conditions involved
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Four in five Covid-19 deaths had at least three medical conditions involved

Aug 16th 2022, 12:49 PM 28,475 Views 37 Comments

Diseases of the respiratory system were reported in 5,279 (or 98%) of Covid-19 deaths.

# pandemic - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Penneys accounts show €72 million less revenue last year
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Penneys accounts show €72 million less revenue last year

Jul 27th 2022, 5:32 PM 18,174 Views 13 Comments

The company’s stores opened for Christmas 2020 but closed in January and didn’t reopen until May 2021.

Pair of new studies point to natural Covid origin in Wuhan animal market
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pair of new studies point to natural Covid origin in Wuhan animal market

Jul 27th 2022, 8:04 AM 28,599 Views 59 Comments

Answering whether the disease transferred naturally from animals, or was due to a lab accident, is considered vital to averting the next pandemic.

# pandemic - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Current Covid wave has peaked but hospital capacity remains under pressure, says CMO
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Current Covid wave has peaked but hospital capacity remains under pressure, says CMO

Jul 26th 2022, 3:56 PM 16,106 Views 17 Comments

46 Covid-19 related deaths were reported in the first 19 days of this month.

# pandemic - Monday 18 July, 2022

Almost one in ten people struggled with food poverty in 2021, according to government
# Increase
# Increase

Almost one in ten people struggled with food poverty in 2021, according to government

Jul 18th 2022, 1:34 PM 5,594 Views 5 Comments

Approximately 8.9% of Irish people experience food poverty according to a government survey, around 445,000 people.

# pandemic - Thursday 14 July, 2022

World Health Organization advises against use of two drugs for non-severe Covid-19
# British Medical Journal
# British Medical Journal

World Health Organization advises against use of two drugs for non-severe Covid-19

Jul 14th 2022, 6:15 AM 18,296 Views 1 Comment

Fluvoxamine and colchicine received considerable interest during the pandemic.

# pandemic - Friday 1 July, 2022

World Bank approves billion dollar fund for developing countries to fight future pandemics
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

World Bank approves billion dollar fund for developing countries to fight future pandemics

Jul 1st 2022, 10:27 AM 6,906 Views 12 Comments

The fund was developed under the leadership of the United States, Italy and Indonesia.

# pandemic - Saturday 25 June, 2022

Official Covid case numbers 'just the tip of the iceberg' as subvariants lead to summer surge
# Covid19
# Covid19

Official Covid case numbers 'just the tip of the iceberg' as subvariants lead to summer surge

Jun 25th 2022, 12:05 AM 44,957 Views 26 Comments

Last week there was a more than 50% jump in reported case numbers.

# pandemic - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Majority of complaints about Covid-19 news articles linked to anonymous Facebook group
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

Majority of complaints about Covid-19 news articles linked to anonymous Facebook group

Jun 21st 2022, 6:15 AM 14,702 Views 5 Comments

More than 500 complaints in total were made last year – 200 of those related to coverage of the pandemic.

# pandemic - Monday 20 June, 2022

Levels of depression almost doubled among young people during the pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Levels of depression almost doubled among young people during the pandemic

Jun 20th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,561 Views 28 Comments

Widespread mental health issues, particularly among young women are of ‘significant concern’.

# pandemic - Friday 27 May, 2022

'I’ve never seen morale so broken': What one change do healthcare workers want to improve the system?
# Health In Ireland
# Health In Ireland

'I’ve never seen morale so broken': What one change do healthcare workers want to improve the system?

May 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 19,150 Views 25 Comments
  • The Irish healthcare system is frequently hit with criticism and suggestions for how it can be improved.
  • Progress on the overhaul of the system is continuing but has been slow.
  • We asked workers and those familiar with the sector what one change they would like to see put into place.

# pandemic - Monday 23 May, 2022

Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined
# Davos
# Davos

Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined

May 23rd 2022, 8:02 AM 18,326 Views 41 Comments

A new billionaire was created every 30 hours during the pandemic, according to Oxfam.

# pandemic - Sunday 22 May, 2022

Two cases of new Covid-19 variant of concern confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Two cases of new Covid-19 variant of concern confirmed in Ireland

May 22nd 2022, 5:37 PM 66,975 Views 23 Comments

Earlier this month, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control classified two sub-lineages of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 as variants of concern.

# pandemic - Friday 20 May, 2022

Union calls for menstrual health policy in every Irish workplace
# Periods
# Periods

Union calls for menstrual health policy in every Irish workplace

May 20th 2022, 12:30 PM 18,194 Views 44 Comments

Over 70% of respondents in a survey conducted by the union had taken time off work because of their periods.

# pandemic - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Children's Ombudsman warns of pandemic knock-on impacts as complaints surge almost 80%
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Children's Ombudsman warns of pandemic knock-on impacts as complaints surge almost 80%

May 17th 2022, 6:35 AM 14,047 Views 1 Comment

Over half of the complaints in 2021 related to education.

'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?

May 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 8,678 Views 11 Comments

With Ireland now in a different phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, will lessons be learned from the crisis gone by?

# pandemic - Thursday 5 May, 2022

WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world
# Excess Mortality
# Excess Mortality

WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world

May 5th 2022, 2:59 PM 10,178 Views 12 Comments

The figure includes deaths directly associated with Covid as well as those due to the pandemic’s impact on the health system and society.

# pandemic - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns

May 3rd 2022, 1:25 PM 15,189 Views 15 Comments

Obesity rates in the region have ballooned by 138% in the past five decades.

# pandemic - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Prison officers launch stinging attack over treatment of staff during Covid-19 pandemic

Prison officers launch stinging attack over treatment of staff during Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 27th 2022, 6:38 PM 12,122 Views 4 Comments

The Prison Officers’ Association are holding their annual conference in Sligo.

UK Government policies discharging Covid patients to care homes 'unlawful', High Court rules
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

UK Government policies discharging Covid patients to care homes 'unlawful', High Court rules

Apr 27th 2022, 11:21 AM 8,750 Views 7 Comments

The case was brought by two women whose fathers died from Covid-19.

# pandemic - Saturday 2 April, 2022

Poll: Do you still wear a face mask in certain situations?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you still wear a face mask in certain situations?

Apr 2nd 2022, 11:14 AM 80,777 Views 71 Comments

They’re no longer mandatory, but they can still offer protection against catching or spreading Covid-19.

# pandemic - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

What will Covid-19 bring next? The World Health Organization outlines three scenarios
# Dr Tedros
# Dr Tedros

What will Covid-19 bring next? The World Health Organization outlines three scenarios

Mar 30th 2022, 9:23 PM 43,425 Views 15 Comments

Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical lead on Covid-19, said the virus still has “a lot of energy left”.

# pandemic - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Government wants a much smaller group with 'fresh' thinking for NPHET's replacement
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government wants a much smaller group with 'fresh' thinking for NPHET's replacement

Mar 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 28,232 Views 36 Comments
  • Around 14 people will sit on the new group, due to be announced this week, Christina Finn writes.
  • Government reportedly believes some 'fresh' thinking is required on group.
  • It is understood that Health Minister wants to ensure scientists are well represented and that there is a better gender balance.

# pandemic - Sunday 20 March, 2022

Tánaiste rules out bringing back Covid restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Tánaiste rules out bringing back Covid restrictions

Mar 20th 2022, 6:01 PM 58,545 Views 36 Comments

There are currently around 1,100 people in hospital with Covid, with some 50 people in ICU.

# pandemic - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Mask wearing looks set to become optional in the coming weeks
# Nphet
# Nphet

Mask wearing looks set to become optional in the coming weeks

Feb 15th 2022, 6:21 PM 106,735 Views 132 Comments
  • The mask requirement on public transport, shops and in schools is expected to be lifted soon
  • The move will be one of the biggest changes in the pandemic, writes Christina Finn
  • Members of NPHET met with Health Minister Stephen Donnelly on Monday night

# pandemic - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Ryanair ranked worst short-haul airline for Covid refunds
# Covid Flying
# Covid Flying

Ryanair ranked worst short-haul airline for Covid refunds

Feb 3rd 2022, 8:13 AM 16,132 Views 40 Comments

The carrier received a refund satisfaction score of just 47% in a survey by consumer group Which?

# pandemic - Friday 21 January, 2022

Irish arts and culture to play key role in national Covid commemorative day in March
# Remembrance
# Remembrance

Irish arts and culture to play key role in national Covid commemorative day in March

Jan 21st 2022, 8:51 PM 8,959 Views 0 Comments

A national commemoration event will take place on Sunday 20 March.

Court says Declan Ganley entitled to 50% of costs for failed challenge of restrictions on mass
# Public Worship
# Public Worship

Court says Declan Ganley entitled to 50% of costs for failed challenge of restrictions on mass

Jan 21st 2022, 4:22 PM 22,508 Views 0 Comments

The costs are estimated to be a six-figure sum.

# pandemic - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Extra public holiday to take place on 18 March and healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Extra public holiday to take place on 18 March and healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus

Updated Jan 19th 2022, 4:15 PM 242,314 Views 240 Comments

In addition, from 2023 there will be a new annual public holiday at the start of February.

# pandemic - Sunday 26 December, 2021

If Omicron is more infectious but less severe it could create a new horizon, says Taoiseach
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

If Omicron is more infectious but less severe it could create a new horizon, says Taoiseach

Dec 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 48,943 Views 27 Comments

Micheál Martin says he is hopeful for 2022.

# pandemic - Thursday 16 December, 2021

Why have Leinster been left angry after ECPR awarded 28-0 win to Montpellier?
# Saga
From The42
# Saga

Why have Leinster been left angry after ECPR awarded 28-0 win to Montpellier?

Dec 16th 2021, 9:02 PM 56,786 Views 49 Comments

The Irish province had a matchday 23 cleared by the Irish authorities to travel.

Leinster's game called OFF with Montpellier awarded bonus-point win
# Cancelled
From The42
# Cancelled

Leinster's game called OFF with Montpellier awarded bonus-point win

Updated Dec 16th 2021, 5:59 PM 46,942 Views 45 Comments

The French government is toughening rules on travel from the UK from midnight on Friday.

'We were doing scrums with masks on' - Leinster players wait on final call
# Protocols
From The42
# Protocols

'We were doing scrums with masks on' - Leinster players wait on final call

Dec 16th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,464 Views 0 Comments

A decision on the Covid-threatened clash with Montpellier will be made today.

# pandemic - Sunday 12 December, 2021

Wasps forced into changes against Munster after positive Covid-19 tests
# Disruption
From The42
# Disruption

Wasps forced into changes against Munster after positive Covid-19 tests

Dec 12th 2021, 12:17 PM 16,090 Views 3 Comments

The English club have had a late setback before their clash in Coventry.

Opinion: Listen to our mothers - fresh air and ventilation can prevent virus spread in hospitals
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Listen to our mothers - fresh air and ventilation can prevent virus spread in hospitals

Dec 12th 2021, 7:15 AM 21,321 Views 10 Comments

Prof Hilary Humphreys says too many of our hospitals in Ireland are cluttered and cramped which does not help containment of viruses.

# pandemic - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Munster confirm positive Covid cases among group who returned to Ireland
# Pandemic
From The42
# Pandemic

Munster confirm positive Covid cases among group who returned to Ireland

Dec 8th 2021, 2:23 PM 27,529 Views 12 Comments

Some of the players and staff who arrived back from South Africa have since tested positive.

# pandemic - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Deeply unlucky Munster simply focused on getting home from South Africa
# Pandemic
From The42
# Pandemic

Deeply unlucky Munster simply focused on getting home from South Africa

Nov 30th 2021, 1:02 PM 35,781 Views 10 Comments

10 of their players and staff have tested positive for Covid-19.

# pandemic - Monday 29 November, 2021

Munster have been given the go-ahead to fly home from South Africa
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

Munster have been given the go-ahead to fly home from South Africa

Nov 29th 2021, 2:10 PM 28,155 Views 10 Comments

Two members of the touring party will have to remain in Cape Town.

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