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#Vaccine

# vaccine - Friday 29 January, 2021

Novavax Covid-19 vaccine shows 89% efficacy in late-stage clinical trials
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# Vaccines

Novavax Covid-19 vaccine shows 89% efficacy in late-stage clinical trials

Jan 29th 2021, 7:18 AM 17,534 Views 13 Comments

More than 15,000 people were included in the Phase 3 UK trial.

# vaccine - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Explainer: What's happening in the row between the EU and AstraZeneca?
# Getting The Jab Done
# Getting The Jab Done

Explainer: What's happening in the row between the EU and AstraZeneca?

Jan 28th 2021, 2:58 PM 27,954 Views 40 Comments

The global competition for Covid-19 vaccines is putting the EU and Britain on a post-Brexit collision course.

Nearly 14,000 healthcare workers fully vaccinated as doses administered tops 160,000
# Rolled Out
# Rolled Out

Nearly 14,000 healthcare workers fully vaccinated as doses administered tops 160,000

Jan 28th 2021, 2:46 PM 13,164 Views 33 Comments

Frontline healthcare workers have received 89,900 doses, including 76,100 first doses and 13,800 second doses.

# vaccine - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

AstraZeneca says vaccine delivery talks with EU will go ahead, contradicting earlier claims
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# Vaccine

AstraZeneca says vaccine delivery talks with EU will go ahead, contradicting earlier claims

Updated Jan 27th 2021, 12:05 PM 48,876 Views 109 Comments

AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot said it’s ‘not selling EU doses to other countries’.

# vaccine - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 26th 2021, 9:15 PM 39,002 Views 17 Comments

The vaccine is a one-dose shot.

Athletes told they will receive Covid-19 vaccination before Olympics - Mo Farah
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From The42
# Optimistic

Athletes told they will receive Covid-19 vaccination before Olympics - Mo Farah

Jan 26th 2021, 3:04 PM 3,419 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Florida has offered to host the Games later this year amid speculation that Japan may back out.

Germany joins AstraZeneca in rejecting 'completely incorrect' reports on Covid vaccine efficacy in elderly
# Over 65s
# Over 65s

Germany joins AstraZeneca in rejecting 'completely incorrect' reports on Covid vaccine efficacy in elderly

Updated Jan 26th 2021, 11:33 AM 76,669 Views 41 Comments

Two German newspaper reports cast doubt on the effectiveness of the Oxford vaccine among older age groups.

Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew
# Riots
# Riots

Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew

Jan 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 40,711 Views 52 Comments

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has said herd immunity could be achieved this year.

Government hoping for things to be 'much better' from April - but no large gigs on the cards this summer
# 2021
# 2021

Government hoping for things to be 'much better' from April - but no large gigs on the cards this summer

Jan 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 82,075 Views 105 Comments

In terms of concerts or large outdoor events in the summer, one government source said “no chance”.

# vaccine - Monday 25 January, 2021

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

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

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 4:55 PM 77,200 Views 78 Comments

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

Three-quarters of people say they will take Covid-19 vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Three-quarters of people say they will take Covid-19 vaccine

Jan 25th 2021, 6:30 AM 20,933 Views 50 Comments

Almost one-fifth of people are unsure and 7% will not take a vaccine, according to a new survey.

# vaccine - Sunday 24 January, 2021

650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU

Updated Jan 24th 2021, 3:23 PM 54,156 Views 83 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said health teams are ‘battling to save lives’.

No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say

Jan 24th 2021, 11:46 AM 31,231 Views 34 Comments

Health agencies say the vast majority of post-vaccination fatalities were among people who were elderly and already vulnerable.

# vaccine - Saturday 23 January, 2021

'Our lives are in limbo': Parents of vulnerable toddler say family carers should be moved up vaccine priority list
# Covid19
# 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 22,678 Views 11 Comments

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

# vaccine - Friday 22 January, 2021

Dept of Health 'monitoring situation' after Astrazeneca says initial vaccine supplies will be lower than anticipated
# Reduced Production
# Reduced Production

Dept of Health 'monitoring situation' after Astrazeneca says initial vaccine supplies will be lower than anticipated

Updated Jan 22nd 2021, 10:10 PM 41,266 Views 45 Comments

The jab it developed with the University of Oxford is already being rolled out across the UK.

Vaccine roll-out lifts economic prospects but recent virus surge has impeded progress, says Central Bank
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Vaccine roll-out lifts economic prospects but recent virus surge has impeded progress, says Central Bank

Jan 22nd 2021, 12:10 AM 11,991 Views 18 Comments

Irish GDP grew by 2.5% in spite of the pandemic, according to the updated data.

# vaccine - Thursday 21 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 21st 2021, 2:26 PM 31,900 Views 98 Comments

The HSE has provided an update on the vaccination programme.

Every resident in Ireland will be offered the vaccine before September, says health minister
# Vaccination Programme
# Vaccination Programme

Every resident in Ireland will be offered the vaccine before September, says health minister

Jan 21st 2021, 11:01 AM 57,985 Views 80 Comments

Carers and dentists are to be added to cohort 2 in the vaccine plan.

Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond
# Level 5
# Level 5

Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond

Jan 21st 2021, 9:43 AM 89,497 Views 226 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said Covid-19 transmission rates are too high to ease restrictions
  • Schools and construction are "essential" and will be examined separately to other sectors
  • Yesterday 61 more deaths and 2,488 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland
World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon
# Covid19
# Covid19

World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon

Jan 21st 2021, 9:03 AM 9,431 Views 16 Comments

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

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come

Jan 21st 2021, 6:58 AM 18,531 Views 40 Comments

405,400 people have died from the disease, more than the 405,399 total US combat and non-combat deaths in WWII.

'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff
# Vaccine Strategy
# Vaccine Strategy

'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff

Jan 21st 2021, 6:15 AM 36,604 Views 50 Comments

RGDATA is asking for frontline retail staff to be vaccinated quicker.

# vaccine - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

'Game-changer' AstraZeneca vaccine will NOT land in Ireland before it is approved
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

'Game-changer' AstraZeneca vaccine will NOT land in Ireland before it is approved

Jan 20th 2021, 1:17 PM 37,143 Views 52 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly had said he had hoped it could arrive sooner.

# vaccine - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'We're well in the surge now for critical care': 202 people with Covid-19 are in ICU
# Surge Capacity
# Surge Capacity

'We're well in the surge now for critical care': 202 people with Covid-19 are in ICU

Updated Jan 19th 2021, 3:20 PM 35,318 Views 98 Comments
  • Cabinet to consider proposals for remunerating student nurses on placement during the pandemic.
  • The Beacon Hospital signed up to the HSE's 'safety net' deal for private beds during the third Covid-19 wave.
  • GPs and pharmacists are to be paid almost €91 million to vaccinate 1.5 million people.
WHO chief says 'me-first' attitude to vaccines among high income countries will prolong pandemic
# Covid19
# Covid19

WHO chief says 'me-first' attitude to vaccines among high income countries will prolong pandemic

Jan 19th 2021, 11:21 AM 18,143 Views 44 Comments

39 million doses have been administered in 49 higher income countries, while just 25 doses have been given in one low income country.

# vaccine - Saturday 16 January, 2021

HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear
# Covid Jab
# Covid Jab

HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear

Jan 16th 2021, 7:30 AM 12,962 Views 19 Comments

Some prison nurses were told they would not be included in the healthcare worker stage of the vaccine roll-out at all.

Reader Q&A: Why it's not possible right now to say exactly when you might get your vaccine
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Reader Q&A: Why it's not possible right now to say exactly when you might get your vaccine

Jan 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 28,407 Views 0 Comments

Ministers have said the final groups will be vaccinated by September but this timeline depends on everything going right.

# vaccine - Friday 15 January, 2021

Some Tipperary hospital staff to get vaccines after video message sent to Taoiseach
# Frontline
# Frontline

Some Tipperary hospital staff to get vaccines after video message sent to Taoiseach

Updated Jan 15th 2021, 8:46 PM 58,132 Views 90 Comments

The video was released this morning.

Three mass vaccination centres for GPs to run tomorrow
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Three mass vaccination centres for GPs to run tomorrow

Jan 15th 2021, 3:40 PM 53,217 Views 34 Comments

Daily vaccination figures will be published from 25 January.

Ireland may have to adjust vaccine rollout plan after Pfizer temporarily reduces deliveries to Europe
# Delays
# Delays

Ireland may have to adjust vaccine rollout plan after Pfizer temporarily reduces deliveries to Europe

Updated Jan 15th 2021, 1:35 PM 87,618 Views 58 Comments

“The temporary reduction will affect all European countries,” Norway’s Public Health Agency said in a statement.

EMA says shorter process can be used if vaccines have to be adapted for new strains
# Covid19
# Covid19

EMA says shorter process can be used if vaccines have to be adapted for new strains

Jan 15th 2021, 12:25 PM 9,936 Views 7 Comments

Developers have said they could adapt the vaccine quickly if a new variant is resistant to it.

# vaccine - Thursday 14 January, 2021

HSE says 77,303 people - 1.58% of the population - have received first dose of vaccine so far in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE says 77,303 people - 1.58% of the population - have received first dose of vaccine so far in Ireland

Jan 14th 2021, 2:23 PM 39,920 Views 104 Comments

The HSE gave an update on the vaccination programme this afternoon.

AstraZeneca approval will allow vaccinations to ramp up to 100,000 per week in February, says Varadkar
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

AstraZeneca approval will allow vaccinations to ramp up to 100,000 per week in February, says Varadkar

Jan 14th 2021, 1:57 PM 17,279 Views 53 Comments

This week, around 50,000 vaccinations are expected to be completed.

# vaccine - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Pfizer CEO says there is 'encouraging' data on whether its vaccine stops Covid transmission
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pfizer CEO says there is 'encouraging' data on whether its vaccine stops Covid transmission

Jan 13th 2021, 3:12 PM 55,904 Views 40 Comments

“We know that in animals, [there is] significant protection from transferring the virus,” Dr Albert Bourla told an the EPP Group health event.

# vaccine - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

'It's a small one but every vaccine counts': Moderna Covid jab arrives in Ireland
# Special Delivery
# Special Delivery

'It's a small one but every vaccine counts': Moderna Covid jab arrives in Ireland

Jan 12th 2021, 5:52 PM 38,161 Views 40 Comments

This is the second vaccine to be used in Ireland after the Pfizer/BioNTech version.

# vaccine - Monday 11 January, 2021

Over 90,000 vaccine doses delivered in Northern Ireland
# Rolling Out
# Rolling Out

Over 90,000 vaccine doses delivered in Northern Ireland

Jan 11th 2021, 10:02 PM 13,939 Views 18 Comments

Northern Ireland started its vaccine rollout last month.

Joe Biden says vaccines are 'number one priority' as he receives second dose
# Vaccinated
# Vaccinated

Joe Biden says vaccines are 'number one priority' as he receives second dose

Updated Jan 11th 2021, 7:38 PM 16,200 Views 21 Comments

The US president-elect received his second dose today, three weeks after his first.

First shipment of Moderna vaccine to arrive in Ireland this week
# Incoming
# Incoming

First shipment of Moderna vaccine to arrive in Ireland this week

Jan 11th 2021, 7:35 PM 25,280 Views 14 Comments

The Moderna vaccine was approved for Europe last week.

Football stadium and conference centre among venues as England opens up its mass vaccination hubs
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Football stadium and conference centre among venues as England opens up its mass vaccination hubs

Jan 11th 2021, 1:08 PM 15,637 Views 47 Comments

Seven mass vaccination centres opened across England today.

# vaccine - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Q&A: The vaccine rollout has begun - we've been putting your latest questions to the experts
# Reader Questions
# Reader Questions

Q&A: The vaccine rollout has begun - we've been putting your latest questions to the experts

Jan 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 61,390 Views 45 Comments

Thousands of people have been given their first jab – and the programme will be ramped up in the coming months.