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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Today's News

Pregnant women and people over 60 can now book a second Covid booster
# Booster Vaccines
# Booster Vaccines

Pregnant women and people over 60 can now book a second Covid booster

14 hours ago 19,797 Views 29 Comments

The HSE said appointments will be available from Monday.

# covid-19 - Sunday 7 August, 2022

Volunteers needed for depression helpline amid high demand post-lockdowns
# Aware
# Aware

Volunteers needed for depression helpline amid high demand post-lockdowns

Sun 3:20 PM 14,988 Views 4 Comments

There is also an increase in calls from people affected by the cost-of-living crisis.

Biden out of isolation after testing negative for Covid-19
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Biden out of isolation after testing negative for Covid-19

Sun 2:17 PM 8,169 Views 4 Comments

The US President had tested positive for Covid and returned to isolation on 30 July.

Poll: Do you wear a face mask in crowded places?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you wear a face mask in crowded places?

Sun 9:57 AM 44,599 Views 24 Comments

For some people, particularly those who are immunocompromised, the pandemic is still a significant worry.

'Other crises are vying for our attention': Why people have stopped talking about Covid-19
# What Pandemic
# What Pandemic

'Other crises are vying for our attention': Why people have stopped talking about Covid-19

Sun 12:05 AM 26,262 Views 36 Comments
  • Although the pandemic is still a significant worry for some, its public prominence has largely faded away.
  • Behaviours aimed at avoiding infection like limiting contacts or travel declined even as cases rose quickly earlier in the summer.
  • Experts say other crises such as the war in Ukraine, inflation, and climate change have occupied the forefront of most minds, Lauren Boland reports.

# covid-19 - Saturday 6 August, 2022

US President Biden tests negative after second bout of Covid-19
# Joe Biden
# Joe Biden

US President Biden tests negative after second bout of Covid-19

Sat 7:38 PM 9,682 Views 4 Comments

Biden’s physician Kevin O’Connor said his antigen test this morning was negative.

# covid-19 - Thursday 4 August, 2022

Most Covid-19 deaths in Ireland occurred in hospitals and nursing homes, analysis shows
# Covid Deaths
# Covid Deaths

Most Covid-19 deaths in Ireland occurred in hospitals and nursing homes, analysis shows

Aug 4th 2022, 2:16 PM 16,322 Views 29 Comments

People aged 65 and older accounted for 91% of Covid-19 deaths between March 2020 and February 2022.

# covid-19 - Thursday 28 July, 2022

Europol: Terror groups used Covid-19 misinformation to 'advance their narrative'
# Terror Report
# Terror Report

Europol: Terror groups used Covid-19 misinformation to 'advance their narrative'

Jul 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 14,181 Views 0 Comments

The EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report found terror groups were targeting young isolated people during the Covid-19 restrictions.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Penneys accounts show €72 million less revenue last year
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Penneys accounts show €72 million less revenue last year

Jul 27th 2022, 5:32 PM 18,140 Views 14 Comments

The company’s stores opened for Christmas 2020 but closed in January and didn’t reopen until May 2021.

Joe Biden comes out of isolation after two negative Covid-19 tests
# Joe Biden
# Joe Biden

Joe Biden comes out of isolation after two negative Covid-19 tests

Jul 27th 2022, 5:29 PM 8,883 Views 9 Comments

The US president is fever-free, according to his physician.

Pair of new studies point to natural Covid origin in Wuhan animal market
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pair of new studies point to natural Covid origin in Wuhan animal market

Jul 27th 2022, 8:04 AM 28,574 Views 59 Comments

Answering whether the disease transferred naturally from animals, or was due to a lab accident, is considered vital to averting the next pandemic.

# covid-19 - Saturday 23 July, 2022

Changes announced to COVID vaccination programme, including second booster for 50-64 year-olds
# Vaccination Programme
# Vaccination Programme

Changes announced to COVID vaccination programme, including second booster for 50-64 year-olds

Jul 23rd 2022, 4:21 PM 45,507 Views 71 Comments

The Department of Health and the HSE will now work to operationalise these updates.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

Third of UK prisoners show symptoms of 'severe anxiety disorder' due to pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Third of UK prisoners show symptoms of 'severe anxiety disorder' due to pandemic

Jul 20th 2022, 6:15 AM 10,545 Views 10 Comments

Decreased visiting opportunities were a major issue for most respondents.

# covid-19 - Friday 15 July, 2022

University Hospital Galway warn of 'severe' overcrowding a week after CMO alerted Donnelly
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

University Hospital Galway warn of 'severe' overcrowding a week after CMO alerted Donnelly

Jul 15th 2022, 1:28 PM 14,132 Views 9 Comments

“This level of overcrowding in Galway and across the country in the middle of July is not normal,” the INMO said.

# covid-19 - Thursday 14 July, 2022

World Health Organization advises against use of two drugs for non-severe Covid-19
# British Medical Journal
# British Medical Journal

World Health Organization advises against use of two drugs for non-severe Covid-19

Jul 14th 2022, 6:15 AM 18,282 Views 1 Comment

Fluvoxamine and colchicine received considerable interest during the pandemic.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Fall in number of Covid-19 cases compared to last week, latest figures show
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Fall in number of Covid-19 cases compared to last week, latest figures show

Jul 13th 2022, 7:37 PM 20,234 Views 8 Comments

Laois, Waterford and Tipperary have the highest incidence rates among cases confirmed through PCR tests.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Kerry cancel open day ahead of All-Ireland final due to Covid-19 concerns
# For The Fans
From The42
# For The Fans

Kerry cancel open day ahead of All-Ireland final due to Covid-19 concerns

Jul 12th 2022, 2:25 PM 8,287 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Galway are holding tomorrow’s press event outside at Pearse Stadium for the same reason.

# covid-19 - Monday 11 July, 2022

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 tops 1,000 for the first time in three months
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 tops 1,000 for the first time in three months

Updated Jul 11th 2022, 10:13 AM 29,686 Views 42 Comments

It comes as the EU recommends that people over 60 be offered a second booster vaccine.

# covid-19 - Saturday 9 July, 2022

Tour de France hit by Covid as French rider and teammate of defending champion test positive
# Virus
From The42
# Virus

Tour de France hit by Covid as French rider and teammate of defending champion test positive

Updated Jul 9th 2022, 11:50 AM 3,835 Views 3 Comments

Geofrrey Bouchard of the AG2R team Vegard Stake Laengen have withdrawn from the Tour.

Immunologist says boosters must be used 'at the right time' to protect against winter Covid wave
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Immunologist says boosters must be used 'at the right time' to protect against winter Covid wave

Jul 9th 2022, 12:05 AM 33,977 Views 41 Comments

Professor Christine Loscher told The Journal that there needs to be a “coordinated response” to deal with future waves of the virus.

# covid-19 - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Hospitals 'under considerable pressure' due to Covid, Holohan says in final pandemic report
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hospitals 'under considerable pressure' due to Covid, Holohan says in final pandemic report

Jul 7th 2022, 5:41 PM 15,969 Views 4 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan stepped down as Chief Medical Officer this week.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 6 July, 2022

Hospital consultant says people with Long Covid have been accused of exaggerating illness
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Hospital consultant says people with Long Covid have been accused of exaggerating illness

Jul 6th 2022, 2:20 PM 30,720 Views 19 Comments

Professor Jack Lambert has called on the Government to provide more resources and treatment for people suffering from the illness.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 5 July, 2022

'Serious' criminal trials in Dublin being delayed due to ongoing rise of Covid-19 cases
# Courts
# Courts

'Serious' criminal trials in Dublin being delayed due to ongoing rise of Covid-19 cases

Jul 5th 2022, 6:02 PM 11,729 Views 0 Comments

At least three courts at the Criminal Courts of Justice were not able to sit as a result of parties involved in cases having to isolate.

People with Covid symptoms must self-isolate but most don’t need a test, interim CMO explains
# Breda Smyth
# Breda Smyth

People with Covid symptoms must self-isolate but most don’t need a test, interim CMO explains

Jul 5th 2022, 5:06 PM 45,833 Views 45 Comments

Testing is now being targeted at medically vulnerable people.

Chinese city of 13 million shuts down again to avoid Covid 'explosion'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Chinese city of 13 million shuts down again to avoid Covid 'explosion'

Jul 5th 2022, 3:58 PM 22,859 Views 9 Comments

The city of Xi’an endured a month-long lockdown at the end of last year.

# covid-19 - Monday 4 July, 2022

Taoiseach: Covid-19 'a significant disruptor' in society but we have left the 'emergency phase'
# Summer Wave
# Summer Wave

Taoiseach: Covid-19 'a significant disruptor' in society but we have left the 'emergency phase'

Jul 4th 2022, 4:43 PM 17,735 Views 20 Comments

Micheál Martin said he “can’t predict” what will happen in the autumn but that vaccination remains key.

# covid-19 - Saturday 2 July, 2022

Covid-19 and industrial action in France blamed for cancelled weekend Aer Lingus flights
# Grounded
# Grounded

Covid-19 and industrial action in France blamed for cancelled weekend Aer Lingus flights

Jul 2nd 2022, 4:18 PM 24,899 Views 32 Comments

The cancellations by the airline include three return flights today and three return flights tomorrow.

Summer Covid wave causing 'havoc' for businesses struggling with staff shortages
# Knock-on Effects
# Knock-on Effects

Summer Covid wave causing 'havoc' for businesses struggling with staff shortages

Jul 2nd 2022, 12:02 AM 47,720 Views 26 Comments
  • With infection levels high, there are knock-on effects across several sectors.
  • The hospitality sector was already short-staffed before the recent wave.
  • Unions are calling for increased protections including the INMO in hospitals.

# covid-19 - Friday 1 July, 2022

'Leadership and courage': Dr Tony Holohan steps down as CMO today after 14 years
# Last Day
# Last Day

'Leadership and courage': Dr Tony Holohan steps down as CMO today after 14 years

Updated Jul 1st 2022, 5:01 PM 35,718 Views 68 Comments

Professor Breda Smyth has been appointed to serve as Ireland’s interim chief medical officer.

World Bank approves billion dollar fund for developing countries to fight future pandemics
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

World Bank approves billion dollar fund for developing countries to fight future pandemics

Jul 1st 2022, 10:27 AM 6,895 Views 12 Comments

The fund was developed under the leadership of the United States, Italy and Indonesia.

# covid-19 - Thursday 30 June, 2022

With cases on the rise, what is the current advice if you catch Covid-19?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

With cases on the rise, what is the current advice if you catch Covid-19?

Jun 30th 2022, 6:10 AM 77,974 Views 20 Comments

Cases have been increasing in recent weeks due to the spread of subvariants of the Omicron strain.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

Covid-19 cases rise more than 26% in single week
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 cases rise more than 26% in single week

Jun 29th 2022, 7:09 PM 31,707 Views 54 Comments

Limerick, Waterford and Laois have the highest incidence rates among cases confirmed through PCR tests.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Government to prepare draft law that would allow return of mask mandate if required
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government to prepare draft law that would allow return of mask mandate if required

Updated Jun 28th 2022, 12:45 PM 43,896 Views 89 Comments

There are currently no plans to implement any such requirement and sources have stated that this is not expected at any time in the near future.

Last year's runner-up out of Wimbledon due to Covid-19
# Positive Test
From The42
# Positive Test

Last year's runner-up out of Wimbledon due to Covid-19

Jun 28th 2022, 11:57 AM 5,165 Views 2 Comments

Italian Matteo Berrettini is the second player in two days to pull out with the virus after Marin Cilic.

# covid-19 - Sunday 26 June, 2022

Big blow for All Blacks as Covid-19 hits camp before Ireland clash
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Big blow for All Blacks as Covid-19 hits camp before Ireland clash

Jun 26th 2022, 10:34 PM 46,127 Views 23 Comments

Head coach Ian Foster is among the four people to have tested positive.

Long Covid clinics must be established 'as a matter of urgency', Naughten says
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

Long Covid clinics must be established 'as a matter of urgency', Naughten says

Jun 26th 2022, 7:00 AM 18,040 Views 10 Comments

The Independent TD told The Journal that those suffering from long Covid are being added to existing waiting lists that are “chronically oversubscribed”.

# covid-19 - Friday 24 June, 2022

New Omicron subvariants leading to increase in Covid-19 infections, health authorities say
# Omicron
# Omicron

New Omicron subvariants leading to increase in Covid-19 infections, health authorities say

Jun 24th 2022, 11:42 AM 26,875 Views 31 Comments

However, the HSPC have said that there is no indication that the severity of the virus has changed.

# covid-19 - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Austria to scrap controversial mandatory Covid vaccination
# Change Of Mind
# Change Of Mind

Austria to scrap controversial mandatory Covid vaccination

Jun 23rd 2022, 3:24 PM 7,400 Views 2 Comments

Current official figures show that 62% of the Austrian population currently have a valid vaccination certificate.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

Man aged over 70 fails in age discrimination case over contact tracer role rejection
# Dispute
# Dispute

Man aged over 70 fails in age discrimination case over contact tracer role rejection

Jun 22nd 2022, 2:40 PM 17,184 Views 0 Comments

Rom Hyde claimed that CPL Healthcare Ltd discriminated against him.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

55% of patients with Covid-19 hospitalised due to virus, CMO warns health minister
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

55% of patients with Covid-19 hospitalised due to virus, CMO warns health minister

Jun 21st 2022, 6:11 PM 25,479 Views 11 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan described that the Covid-19 burden on acute hospital care has “increased considerably” over recent weeks.

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