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# coronavirus - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Walk-in Covid testing to be introduced in areas with high virus rates
# Pcr Testing
# Pcr Testing

Walk-in Covid testing to be introduced in areas with high virus rates

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:23 PM 28,194 Views 25 Comments

“We’re targeting the virus where we know it is,” the health minister said.

Coronavirus: 24 deaths and 371 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 24 deaths and 371 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 23rd 2021, 5:32 PM 112,553 Views 160 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

UK falls silent to remember Covid-19 victims, marking one year since its first lockdown
# One Year On
# One Year On

UK falls silent to remember Covid-19 victims, marking one year since its first lockdown

Mar 23rd 2021, 1:10 PM 7,725 Views 15 Comments

The public is also being urged to stand on their doorsteps at 8pm with a candle or light.

Denmark announces plans to reopen society once all over 50s vaccinated
# Reopening
# Reopening

Denmark announces plans to reopen society once all over 50s vaccinated

Mar 23rd 2021, 11:38 AM 39,654 Views 84 Comments

In Denmark, 5.4% of the population has currently been fully vaccinated.

Hospital cases stand at 342 as NPHET warns of 'volatile' situation
# Covid19
# Covid19

Hospital cases stand at 342 as NPHET warns of 'volatile' situation

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 11:10 AM 36,633 Views 72 Comments
  • Health officials last night confirmed 520 new cases of Covid-19 and one death.
  • The Government will assess the situation ahead of an announcement next week.
  • The booking portal for mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland went live this morning.
Online booking portal for Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine is now live
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Online booking portal for Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine is now live

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 8:52 AM 74,904 Views 140 Comments
  • The mandatory hotel quarantine will come into effect at 4am on Friday.
  • The Tifco Hotel Group has been appointed as the service provider for the quarantine hotels.
  • All passengers travelling to Ireland from designated States must enter mandatory hotel quarantine.
Opinion: What's the use in the public doing NPHET's 'a little bit more' if Government can do no better?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: What's the use in the public doing NPHET's 'a little bit more' if Government can do no better?

Mar 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 59,895 Views 67 Comments

Shubhangi Karmakar says the angry response to NPHET’s call last week was the last crack in the rift between public health and public opinion.

# coronavirus - Monday 22 March, 2021

'We can be optimistic for an enjoyable summer': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Main Takeaways
# Main Takeaways

'We can be optimistic for an enjoyable summer': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Mar 22nd 2021, 7:49 PM 97,691 Views 83 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what we learned from NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

Coronavirus: One death and 520 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: One death and 520 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 22nd 2021, 6:02 PM 97,044 Views 164 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

'These are not prisons': Taoiseach says mandatory hotel quarantine is key but can't be used for all countries
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

'These are not prisons': Taoiseach says mandatory hotel quarantine is key but can't be used for all countries

Updated Mar 22nd 2021, 4:34 PM 56,935 Views 141 Comments
  • 81 patients with Covid-19 are currently in intensive care units around the country.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 769 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers arriving into Ireland from certain countries is to come into effect by next weekend.
'Huge step in the right direction': Nursing home residents allowed two visits per week from today
# Visiting
# Visiting

'Huge step in the right direction': Nursing home residents allowed two visits per week from today

Mar 22nd 2021, 12:33 PM 10,441 Views 15 Comments

New guidance on nursing home visits has taken effect.

AstraZeneca vaccine 100% effective against 'severe' Covid, data from US-led trial shows
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

AstraZeneca vaccine 100% effective against 'severe' Covid, data from US-led trial shows

Mar 22nd 2021, 9:10 AM 15,245 Views 22 Comments

The US-led study found no increased risk of blood clots.

Miami Beach declares state of emergency due to spring break partying
# Florida
# Florida

Miami Beach declares state of emergency due to spring break partying

Mar 22nd 2021, 7:15 AM 47,229 Views 18 Comments

Officials voted to extend a highly unusual 8pm curfew for another week along famed South Beach.

# coronavirus - Sunday 21 March, 2021

One death and 125 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

One death and 125 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Mar 21st 2021, 2:22 PM 12,290 Views 2 Comments

Hospitals in the North are operating at 96% occupancy today.

10% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine
# Rollout
# Rollout

10% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine

Mar 21st 2021, 11:55 AM 71,977 Views 194 Comments

Over 478,000 people have been administered a first dose.

# coronavirus - Friday 19 March, 2021

Ronan Glynn responds to criticism of viral clip: 'We know people are sick and tired of the same message'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Ronan Glynn responds to criticism of viral clip: 'We know people are sick and tired of the same message'

Updated Mar 19th 2021, 6:55 PM 76,023 Views 116 Comments

Comments made about “doing more” at last night’s NPHET briefing have been criticised today.

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 507 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 507 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 19th 2021, 5:18 PM 79,829 Views 126 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

'I would indeed': Taoiseach says he would take AstraZeneca jab as NPHET update due on vaccine
# Covid19
# Covid19

'I would indeed': Taoiseach says he would take AstraZeneca jab as NPHET update due on vaccine

Updated Mar 19th 2021, 4:30 PM 27,186 Views 51 Comments

NPHET is expected to make recommendations to the Minister for Health later today.

European countries impose tighter restrictions as Covid-19 cases rise
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

European countries impose tighter restrictions as Covid-19 cases rise

Mar 19th 2021, 11:10 AM 33,275 Views 45 Comments

A month-long lockdown for Paris and several other French regions was announced yesterday.

Biden says US will hit 100 million vaccine target weeks ahead of schedule
# Covid19
# Covid19

Biden says US will hit 100 million vaccine target weeks ahead of schedule

Mar 19th 2021, 7:38 AM 14,226 Views 25 Comments

The US President promised to unveil a new vaccination target next week.

Opinion: In praise of the vaccine - and the Irish connection
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: In praise of the vaccine - and the Irish connection

Mar 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,024 Views 9 Comments

Dr Seamus Lennon of GMIT says RNA vaccine technology is groundbreaking for future disease.

Wuhan study finds 40% of people with Covid were protected against future infection for at least nine months
# Antibodies
# Antibodies

Wuhan study finds 40% of people with Covid were protected against future infection for at least nine months

Mar 19th 2021, 6:00 AM 45,707 Views 12 Comments

The study in The Lancet said that mass vaccination programmes will be needed to reach herd immunity.

The EMA has declared the AstraZeneca vaccine safe to use - here's what happens next
# Next Steps
# Next Steps

The EMA has declared the AstraZeneca vaccine safe to use - here's what happens next

Mar 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 16,458 Views 44 Comments

Dr Ronan Glynn has said it is expected a further update on the resumption of the use of AstraZeneca will be made today.

# coronavirus - Thursday 18 March, 2021

'It's not clear to any of us what's going to happen next': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Nphet
# Nphet

'It's not clear to any of us what's going to happen next': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Mar 18th 2021, 7:47 PM 72,450 Views 88 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 582 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 582 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 18th 2021, 5:41 PM 83,286 Views 133 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

AstraZeneca is 'safe and effective' vaccine, says EMA, paving way for Ireland to begin using it again
# Decision
# Decision

AstraZeneca is 'safe and effective' vaccine, says EMA, paving way for Ireland to begin using it again

Mar 18th 2021, 4:16 PM 60,102 Views 119 Comments
  • Head of the EMA Emer Cooke said that the vaccine is safe and the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks.
  • World Health Organization experts have also recommended countries continue to use the AstraZeneca jab.
Covid-19 reinfections are rare, but more common in people 65 and older, study finds
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

Covid-19 reinfections are rare, but more common in people 65 and older, study finds

Mar 18th 2021, 7:45 AM 13,352 Views 5 Comments

Researchers found that initial infection with Covid-19 was likely to bestow 80% protection from reinfection among under-65s.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Coronavirus: 17 deaths and 557 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 17 deaths and 557 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 17th 2021, 5:34 PM 94,259 Views 189 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Bayern Munich unlikely to release star duo for World Cup qualifiers
# Restrictions
From The42
# Restrictions

Bayern Munich unlikely to release star duo for World Cup qualifiers

Mar 16th 2021, 9:11 PM 6,456 Views 4 Comments

Robert Lewandowski and David Alaba are due to face England and Scotland respectively.

Coronavirus: 18 further deaths and 349 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 18 further deaths and 349 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 16th 2021, 5:46 PM 78,607 Views 135 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

People asked to stay home this St Patrick's Day as 2,500 gardaí to be on duty nationwide
# Paddy's Day
# Paddy's Day

People asked to stay home this St Patrick's Day as 2,500 gardaí to be on duty nationwide

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 2:20 PM 44,847 Views 167 Comments

Gardaí are asking people to avoid large gatherings tomorrow.

EMA 'firmly convinced' benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of the side effects'
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

EMA 'firmly convinced' benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of the side effects'

Mar 16th 2021, 1:33 PM 17,187 Views 22 Comments

The EMA is continuing to carry out its investigation into the vaccine after reports of rare blood-clotting events.

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 stands at 355
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 stands at 355

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 11:25 AM 20,676 Views 22 Comments
  • There is currently 86 patients with Covid-19 in intensive care units across the country.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 575 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • The EMA has said it remains of the view that the benefits of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine “outweigh the risks of side effects”.

# coronavirus - Monday 15 March, 2021

'We're by no means out of the woods on this': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We're by no means out of the woods on this': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Mar 15th 2021, 7:27 PM 95,098 Views 110 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

EMA says benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of side effects'
# Blood Clots
# Blood Clots

EMA says benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of side effects'

Updated Mar 15th 2021, 5:59 PM 53,078 Views 120 Comments
  • NIAC has recommended that the administration of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine be temporarily deferred.
  • Germany, France and Italy today halted use of the vaccine after, on Saturday, Norwegian officials reported further cases of blood clots or brain haemorrhages in younger people who received the jab.
  • The World Health Organization has said no causal link had been established between the vaccine and blood clotting.
Coronavirus: No new deaths and 575 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 575 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 15th 2021, 5:54 PM 78,901 Views 120 Comments

Health officials addressed the suspension of the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine amid concerns over blood clots.

Explainer: What we know so far about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine pause in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: What we know so far about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine pause in Ireland

Mar 15th 2021, 2:45 PM 17,249 Views 27 Comments

The pause followed an alert from Norwegian authorities about four serious blood clotting cases.

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 stands at 360
# Covid19
# Covid19

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 stands at 360

Mar 15th 2021, 11:33 AM 17,879 Views 21 Comments
  • There are currently 86 people in ICU
  • On Sunday there were 349 patients in hospital who have Covid-19
Opinion: 'Brain injury means recovery has become my life, I face new challenges every day'
# Health
# Health

Opinion: 'Brain injury means recovery has become my life, I face new challenges every day'

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,313 Views 20 Comments

Dr Rosie Mangan’s life changed after an accident in 2019. She says the postcode lottery system for neurology rehabilitation services must change.

# coronavirus - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Malta, Hungary and Denmark topping EU vaccine tables - what can we learn from them?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Malta, Hungary and Denmark topping EU vaccine tables - what can we learn from them?

Mar 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 45,506 Views 59 Comments

Different approaches to the roll-out have been taken across the EU.