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# cillian-de-gascun - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Poll: Should members of the Cabinet be vaccinated as soon as possible?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should members of the Cabinet be vaccinated as soon as possible?

Feb 11th 2021, 8:30 AM 39,281 Views 101 Comments

Dr Cillian de Gascun said yesterday it was his view that members of the government should be vaccinated.

# cillian-de-gascun - Saturday 30 January, 2021

Cases of variant from South Africa identified in Ireland have been contained, says expert
# Strain
# Strain

Cases of variant from South Africa identified in Ireland have been contained, says expert

Jan 30th 2021, 6:47 PM 45,458 Views 22 Comments

The variant from the UK accounts for more than 60% of new cases in Ireland.

# cillian-de-gascun - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Conditions in Ireland created 'perfect storm' for spread of UK variant
# Strain
# Strain

Conditions in Ireland created 'perfect storm' for spread of UK variant

Jan 9th 2021, 4:39 PM 143,621 Views 87 Comments

Public health experts are more concerned by the Covid-19 variant from the UK than the one from South Africa.

# cillian-de-gascun - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

'Preliminary data' suggests new UK Covid-19 variant identified in Ireland for the first time
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Preliminary data' suggests new UK Covid-19 variant identified in Ireland for the first time

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 6:39 PM 41,382 Views 37 Comments

The variant has been seen in the UK as far back as 20 September.

# cillian-de-gascun - Monday 21 December, 2020

De Gascun: 'No hard evidence' yet that new variant seen in UK is more infectious
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

De Gascun: 'No hard evidence' yet that new variant seen in UK is more infectious

Dec 21st 2020, 7:47 PM 28,645 Views 53 Comments

Cillian De Gascun said however that it is ‘prudent’ to act on the principle that it might be.

# cillian-de-gascun - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

The Explainer: Virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun on how the Covid-19 vaccines work
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun on how the Covid-19 vaccines work

Updated Dec 15th 2020, 6:30 PM 27,558 Views 13 Comments

Virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun breaks the whole thing down for us on this week’s podcast.

# cillian-de-gascun - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Specific limit on number of close contacts a potential restriction after Level 5 lifts
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

Specific limit on number of close contacts a potential restriction after Level 5 lifts

Nov 7th 2020, 2:24 PM 98,401 Views 55 Comments

Limits on the number of close contacts could be used to keep transmission low after Level 5 restrictions are eased.

# cillian-de-gascun - Saturday 11 July, 2020

Ireland 'starting to see effects' of entering Phase Three nearly two weeks on, de Gascun says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Ireland 'starting to see effects' of entering Phase Three nearly two weeks on, de Gascun says

Jul 11th 2020, 2:29 PM 189,372 Views 103 Comments

Dr Cillian de Gascun said the increased rise in daily cases is “concerning”, but not fully unexpected.

# cillian-de-gascun - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Can I catch Covid-19 twice? As the country reopens, people who have recovered have a few questions
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Can I catch Covid-19 twice? As the country reopens, people who have recovered have a few questions

Jun 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 68,854 Views 61 Comments

Scientists are trying to better understand whether people can be immune after recovering.

# cillian-de-gascun - Monday 15 June, 2020

HSE launches study to test for Covid-19 antibodies in the Irish population
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE launches study to test for Covid-19 antibodies in the Irish population

Jun 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 25,075 Views 33 Comments

The study hopes to add to the knowledge about what protection people may have against re-infection.

# cillian-de-gascun - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

GPs say broader Covid-19 testing criteria shouldn't 'overwhelm' system
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

GPs say broader Covid-19 testing criteria shouldn't 'overwhelm' system

May 6th 2020, 9:23 AM 12,124 Views 12 Comments

The testing criteria for Covid-19 has been widened.

# cillian-de-gascun - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

HSE team to review delays with Covid-19 results but 'majority back within four days'
# Testing
# Testing

HSE team to review delays with Covid-19 results but 'majority back within four days'

May 5th 2020, 9:45 PM 15,292 Views 11 Comments

The case definition for testing is expected to be broadened this week.

Coronavirus: 23 deaths and 211 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 23 deaths and 211 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 5th 2020, 5:35 PM 72,179 Views 59 Comments

The overall death toll from the virus in Ireland is 1,339.

# cillian-de-gascun - Saturday 2 May, 2020

'It's distressing for families': Call for repeat Covid-19 testing in nursing homes
# Clusters
# Clusters

'It's distressing for families': Call for repeat Covid-19 testing in nursing homes

May 2nd 2020, 6:00 AM 13,882 Views 6 Comments

Over 200 clusters of the virus have been reported in nursing homes to date.

# cillian-de-gascun - Friday 1 May, 2020

The Explainer: Where are we at with testing for Covid-19 in Ireland right now?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Where are we at with testing for Covid-19 in Ireland right now?

May 1st 2020, 4:08 PM 7,965 Views 5 Comments

That’s what we speak to Cillian de Gascun about in this week’s podcast.

# cillian-de-gascun - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Covid-19 testing: How has Ireland performed and what level do tests need to be at for restrictions to be lifted?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 testing: How has Ireland performed and what level do tests need to be at for restrictions to be lifted?

Apr 29th 2020, 10:01 PM 38,618 Views 42 Comments

The Government has said that testing is key to gradually return to normal.

# cillian-de-gascun - Saturday 18 April, 2020

Lifting restrictions will be ‘slow and controlled’, Covid-19 advisory group chairman says
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Lifting restrictions will be ‘slow and controlled’, Covid-19 advisory group chairman says

Apr 18th 2020, 4:43 PM 66,146 Views 94 Comments

Cillian De Gascun made his comments on RTÉ Radio One earlier today.

# cillian-de-gascun - Friday 10 April, 2020

Restrictions set to be extended - but could be eased in the 'next couple of weeks'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Restrictions set to be extended - but could be eased in the 'next couple of weeks'

Apr 10th 2020, 9:19 AM 130,922 Views 130 Comments

Dr Cillian De Gascun stressed that things will not immediately be going back to normal.

# cillian-de-gascun - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Covid-19: Ireland is still way short of its testing targets, but where do we rank globally?
# Test Test Test
# Test Test Test

Covid-19: Ireland is still way short of its testing targets, but where do we rank globally?

Apr 7th 2020, 6:46 PM 87,970 Views 66 Comments

Ireland has now completed 42,484 tests for Covid-19.

# cillian-de-gascun - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Covid-19 Explained: The government's top coronavirus expert on what you need to know
# Advice
# Advice

Covid-19 Explained: The government's top coronavirus expert on what you need to know

Feb 29th 2020, 12:00 PM 24,482 Views 11 Comments

Dr Cillian De Gascun is a medical virologist, and chair of the HSE’s Coronavirus Expert Advisory Group,