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# Riots
Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has said herd immunity could be achieved this year.
# 2021
Government hoping for things to be 'much better' from April - but no large gigs on the cards this summer
In terms of concerts or large outdoor events in the summer, one government source said “no chance”.
# covid19
Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to
Last week the company said initial supplies to Europe will be lower than expected.
# Coronavirus
Three-quarters of people say they will take Covid-19 vaccine
Almost one-fifth of people are unsure and 7% will not take a vaccine, according to a new survey.
# Vaccine
650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU
HSE CEO Paul Reid said health teams are ‘battling to save lives’.
# Covid-19
No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say
Health agencies say the vast majority of post-vaccination fatalities were among people who were elderly and already vulnerable.
# covid19
'Our lives are in limbo': Parents of vulnerable toddler say family carers should be moved up vaccine priority list
Health officials and the minister have said it is unlikely family carers will be moved up the list.
# reduced production
Dept of Health 'monitoring situation' after Astrazeneca says initial vaccine supplies will be lower than anticipated
The jab it developed with the University of Oxford is already being rolled out across the UK.
# Central Bank
Vaccine roll-out lifts economic prospects but recent virus surge has impeded progress, says Central Bank
Irish GDP grew by 2.5% in spite of the pandemic, according to the updated data.
# covid19
Vaccines: HSE says 121,900 vaccine doses have been administered so far in Ireland
The HSE has provided an update on the vaccination programme.
# vaccination programme
Every resident in Ireland will be offered the vaccine before September, says health minister
Carers and dentists are to be added to cohort 2 in the vaccine plan.
# level 5
Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond
Micheál Martin said Covid-19 transmission rates are too high to ease restrictions.
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
'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned
Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades
# covid19
World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon
Lebanon has been logging some 5,500 cases a day since the start of the year.
# Coronavirus
Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come
405,400 people have died from the disease, more than the 405,399 total US combat and non-combat deaths in WWII.
# vaccine strategy
'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff
RGDATA is asking for frontline retail staff to be vaccinated quicker.
# shot in the arm
'Game-changer' AstraZeneca vaccine will NOT land in Ireland before it is approved
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly had said he had hoped it could arrive sooner.
# surge capacity
'We're well in the surge now for critical care': 202 people with Covid-19 are in ICU
There are a total of 1,954 people with Covid-19 in Irish hospitals, according to the latest data.
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.
Student nurses repeat call for fair payment as Collins Report sent to Cabinet
# covid19
WHO chief says 'me-first' attitude to vaccines among high income countries will prolong pandemic
39 million doses have been administered in 49 higher income countries, while just 25 doses have been given in one low income country.
# covid jab
HSE confirms prison nurses will be vaccinated as frontline healthcare workers - but timeline remains unclear
Some prison nurses were told they would not be included in the healthcare worker stage of the vaccine roll-out at all.
# covid19 facts
Reader Q&A: Why it's not possible right now to say exactly when you might get your vaccine
Ministers have said the final groups will be vaccinated by September but this timeline depends on everything going right.
# Frontline
Some Tipperary hospital staff to get vaccines after video message sent to Taoiseach
The video was released this morning.
# Vaccine
Three mass vaccination centres for GPs to run tomorrow
Daily vaccination figures will be published from 25 January.
# Delays
Ireland may have to adjust vaccine rollout plan after Pfizer temporarily reduces deliveries to Europe
“The temporary reduction will affect all European countries,” Norway’s Public Health Agency said in a statement.
# covid19
EMA says shorter process can be used if vaccines have to be adapted for new strains
Developers have said they could adapt the vaccine quickly if a new variant is resistant to it.
# covid19
HSE says 77,303 people - 1.58% of the population - have received first dose of vaccine so far in Ireland
The HSE gave an update on the vaccination programme this afternoon.
# Leaders' Questions
AstraZeneca approval will allow vaccinations to ramp up to 100,000 per week in February, says Varadkar
This week, around 50,000 vaccinations are expected to be completed.
# Covid-19
Pfizer CEO says there is 'encouraging' data on whether its vaccine stops Covid transmission
“We know that in animals, [there is] significant protection from transferring the virus,” Dr Albert Bourla told an the EPP Group health event.
# special delivery
'It's a small one but every vaccine counts': Moderna Covid jab arrives in Ireland
This is the second vaccine to be used in Ireland after the Pfizer/BioNTech version.
# rolling out
Over 90,000 vaccine doses delivered in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland started its vaccine rollout last month.
# vaccinated
Joe Biden says vaccines are 'number one priority' as he receives second dose
The US president-elect received his second dose today, three weeks after his first.
# Incoming
First shipment of Moderna vaccine to arrive in Ireland this week
The Moderna vaccine was approved for Europe last week.
# Vaccination
Football stadium and conference centre among venues as England opens up its mass vaccination hubs
Seven mass vaccination centres opened across England today.
# reader questions
Q&A: The vaccine rollout has begun - we've been putting your latest questions to the experts
Thousands of people have been given their first jab – and the programme will be ramped up in the coming months.
# sped up
Government announces accelerated vaccine programme
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly made the announcement this evening.
# vaccine rollout
HSE says 15,314 people have received the Covid vaccine so far
The figures were released this afternoon.
# Nursing Homes
78-year-old man who had Covid-19 and was given an hour to live ‘very happy’ to receive vaccine
Michael Delaney was hospitalised with Covid-19 for seven weeks last year.
# Vaccine
Police in the North warn of Covid-19 vaccine scam
The PSNI has issued a warning.
# answers
Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about Covid-19 vaccines and the rollout in Ireland?
By the end of this week it is expected 35,000 people will have received their first dose.
# Coronavirus
EU regulator says decision on whether to authorise Moderna vaccine won't be made until Wednesday
Ireland has ordered 880,000 doses of Moderna’s vaccine.
# oxford vaccine
Oxford coronavirus vaccine rollout begins in Northern Ireland
John Grey (84) leaned on his walking stick and said: “I am relieved, let’s say that.