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# Philip Nolan

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NPHET 'did not communicate Covid-19 models as well as necessary' to Government, says Nolan
Nolan said that as health experts, ‘we need to be better at communicating the range of possibilities and uncertainties’.
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Chair of expert ventilation group says Nolan's comment on HEPA filters 'defies laws of physics'
Professor John Wenger said the filters could help schools with poor ventilation.
'Marginal' change in people's behaviour will bring Covid-19 'under control', Nolan says
“The fundamental message here is we need to act,” Professor Philip Nolan said.
Health officials last night confirmed a further 3,633 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
Leo Varadkar said last night the government will reassess the Covid-19 situation in about two weeks time.
"The fundamental message here is we need to act," Nolan said.
CMO Dr Tony Holohan says the 'responsible thing' is not to plan Christmas parties
Coronavirus: 3,633 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 43 deaths notified in the past week
Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role to be 'decoupled' following concerns over independence
Minister Simon Harris announced a public consultation on science advice will take place early next year.
'The pandemic is growing': Professor Nolan on why we're seeing high and growing Covid-19 incidence
More than 15,000 tests per day are going through public health labs.
Professor Philip Nolan appointed Director General of Government’s science funding agency
SFI is the major funder of science research in Ireland.
A 'modest' change in people's behaviour could 'shift the balance' and reduce Covid, says Nolan
Public health officials confirmed 2,180 new cases earlier today.
Ireland is coming 'close to suppressing' Covid-19, Philip Nolan says
“We seem to have come close to suppressing what is a very transmissible virus,” he said.
Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'
Changes to contact tracing rules come into effect on Monday.
'We're not there yet': Continued vaccine push as Covid cases in hospital increase over weekend
Cases in hospital increased from 250 on Friday evening to 320 yesterday evening.
Officials advise holidays abroad only after vaccination as travel-related cases rise sharply
Public health doctors are reporting an increasing number of cases in people who travelled abroad before full immunity kicked in.
Philip Nolan: Indoor hospitality risks 'significant' Covid surge even in most optimistic scenario
The NPHET member said vaccines offer extraordinary protection, but are not perfect.
Almost 2.9 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered so far in Ireland, HSE CEO says
The HSE is also considering recommendations on shortening the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Ronan Glynn responds to criticism of viral clip: 'We know people are sick and tired of the same message'
Comments made about “doing more” at last night’s NPHET briefing have been criticised today.
Nolan warns of 'delicate point' in lockdown restrictions as 344 Covid patients in hospital
Public health officials last night confirmed 592 new cases of Covid-19 and 10 deaths amid concerns around increased mobility.
As of 8pm last night there were 341 people hospitalised with Covid-19
Speaking to RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Nolan said that the country is at "a delicate point" as sectors of society begin to reopen
'If we keep this up, we can drive infections to very low numbers': Prof Nolan says lessons to be learnt from previous Covid waves
According to the latest figures, there were 1,196 people in hospital with Covid-19 including 177 in ICU today.
R number drops to between 0.5 and 0.8 - but NPHET warns this will be 'really difficult to sustain'
Health officials have regularly sought to get the reproductive number below 1.
Government 'very unlikely' to shut non-essential retail from 26 December in spite of fresh NPHET advice
Professor Philip Nolan has said he is not confidence the current set of restrictions will being transmission levels under control.
The Explainer: Professor Philip Nolan on what the numbers are telling us about Covid-19 right now
We speak to the NPHET member and chair of the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group.
Philip Nolan: Level 3 measures stabilise, but don't reduce, virus transmission
Professor Nolan gave an update on the Covid-19 situation in Ireland at a briefing this evening.
If current restrictions have no effect, there will be 400 people with Covid-19 in hospital by Halloween
A number of stark figures were given at tonight’s Department of Health briefing.
'We have now entered a phase of exponential growth': R number 'close to 1' in Dublin but growth outside capital 'significantly higher'
NPHET also warned of a potential 1,500 new cases of the virus every day by November.
'An awful lot of young people might have to die' if we were to pursue herd immunity strategy, Prof Nolan says
Dr Ronan Glynn said this evening “it’s certainly not a strategy that will be adopted in this country”.
Reduce your close contacts by half over the next week, say Dr Ronan Glynn and Philip Nolan
Senior civil servant Liz Canavan said that counties Louth, Waterford, Limerick, Kildare, Donegal Leitrim and Offaly have shown “concerning trends”.
NPHET warns deaths and hospitalisations will see exponential growth 'if people do nothing'
“Hospitalisations are increasing and we’re sadly seeing people die,” said Professor Philip Nolan.
'If we don't act now to reduce our contacts... the number of cases in Dublin would double every 14 days'
With NPHET due to meet tomorrow to discuss the situation in Dublin, people have been urged to reduce their contacts.
People warned to be 'exceptionally careful' in interactions amid increase in Covid-19 cases among older people
The majority of coronavirus cases in August were among young people, but there has been an increase in cases among older people recently.
People 'will have to go to pubs in small groups' if and when they reopen, NPHET warns
Professor Philip Nolan warned that restrictions on indoor gathering will “likely be with us for some time”.
'We can't have some kind of national party': Public urged to be cautious about socialising in weeks ahead
252 outbreaks of the virus in the last two weeks are down to gatherings in houses.
Philip Nolan says GAA response to latest Covid-19 restrictions is 'a bit headmaster-ish'
All sport in Ireland must now be held without fans with immediate effect until at least 13 September.
The Explainer: What led to the new Covid-19 restrictions?
This week’s episode sees Professor Philip Nolan, chair of NPHET, talk us through the decision making.
Acting CMO: Covid-19 clusters in schools 'virtually inevitable' once they re-open
Ronan Glynn said NPHET was not likely to recommend closing all schools if clusters break out.
Explainer: The R0 is now 'at or above 1', but what does that mean for Covid-19 in Ireland?
Acting chief medical officer Dr. Ronan Glynn said that the situation remains stable.
Warning that non-essential travel abroad should be avoided to prevent a Covid-19 surge in Ireland
Professor Philip Nolan has said that just because travel restrictions are easing doesn’t mean people should go abroad.
Committee hears further outbreaks of Covid-19 'probable', but strategy is 'right one for Ireland at this time'
Any future increases in numbers would likely be managed in a targeted way, Professor Philip Nolan said today.
Coronavirus: 29 more deaths and 137 new cases in Ireland confirmed
“We have achieved our goal of suppressing the spread of the disease, it was not easy for anyone but there is no question that our collective effort has saved lives,” Dr Tony Holohan said.
'We couldn't have coped with further spread': Ireland's officials on why we didn't take the Swedish approach
Professor Philip Nolan said the restrictions implemented here “had an enormous effect” on the spread of the disease.
'It's in a plateau position': People with Covid-19 now infecting less than one person
Professor Philip Nolan has said that any loosening of restrictions must be approached “exceptionally carefully”.
Lifting restrictions must be done carefully to avoid 'very dangerous' second wave of Covid-19
Professor Philip Nolan said today there’s a “real danger” of a second wave of cases, if restrictions aren’t rolled back correctly.
Number of people infected by confirmed case of Covid-19 in Ireland down from four to around one
Professor Philip Nolan said the modelling advisory group can see the “profound effect” the measures are having on transmission.