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# covid-19 - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients continues to fall to lowest number since late December
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients continues to fall to lowest number since late December

Mar 13th 2021, 1:51 PM 28,324 Views 35 Comments

As of 8am this morning, there are currently 340 patients in hospital with Covid-19.

# covid-19 - Friday 12 March, 2021

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 646 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 646 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 12th 2021, 5:44 PM 92,834 Views 250 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by NPHET this evening.

Opinion: One year on, we're seeing the mental health impacts of this pandemic
# Covid Anniversary
# Covid Anniversary

Opinion: One year on, we're seeing the mental health impacts of this pandemic

Mar 12th 2021, 5:30 PM 17,666 Views 26 Comments

Dr Niall Duffy and Dr Stephen McWilliams of St John of God say that many people referred to the hospital in the last year have not been helped by Covid stress.

ESRI: risky interactions by 'hundreds of thousands' of people 'likely' to be causing plateau in Covid-19 figures
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

ESRI: risky interactions by 'hundreds of thousands' of people 'likely' to be causing plateau in Covid-19 figures

Mar 12th 2021, 5:07 PM 42,953 Views 62 Comments

The finding was contained in a new report by the ESRI.

No change to AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine recommendations in Ireland after clot reports abroad, NIAC says
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

No change to AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine recommendations in Ireland after clot reports abroad, NIAC says

Updated Mar 12th 2021, 3:34 PM 20,734 Views 50 Comments

Denmark, Norway and Iceland paused the use of the vaccine as a precaution after isolated reports of recipients developing blood clots.

'You feel so alone': Irish woman still experiencing Covid-19 symptoms a year after first diagnosis
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

'You feel so alone': Irish woman still experiencing Covid-19 symptoms a year after first diagnosis

Mar 12th 2021, 2:25 PM 24,520 Views 14 Comments

Aoife Moore says her life has been upended by the virus.

Vaccinations and hope for family visits raise spirits at Kildare nursing home
# Craddock Nursing Home
# Craddock Nursing Home

Vaccinations and hope for family visits raise spirits at Kildare nursing home

Mar 12th 2021, 7:29 AM 12,947 Views 8 Comments

The red carpet was rolled out on the day residents and staff received their first dose of the vaccine at Craddock House.

Biden says all US adults to be eligible for Covid jab from 1 May in national address
# Fourth Of July
# Fourth Of July

Biden says all US adults to be eligible for Covid jab from 1 May in national address

Mar 12th 2021, 7:02 AM 10,486 Views 14 Comments

In an address to the nation last night, Biden said Americans may have a “truly special” independence day this year.

Factfind: Has Ireland experienced 'excess mortality' since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic?
# Factfind
# Factfind

Factfind: Has Ireland experienced 'excess mortality' since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Mar 12th 2021, 6:00 AM 61,066 Views 0 Comments

Several posts on social media have tried to play down the need for lockdowns by pointing to excess deaths.

'My face turned white. And here we are, a year on': The workers still waiting to go back, 12 months later
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'My face turned white. And here we are, a year on': The workers still waiting to go back, 12 months later

Mar 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 50,838 Views 35 Comments
  • It's been a year since the Taoiseach's speech from Washington
  • Pubs shut a few days later, and many have remained closed for the past 12 months
  • Workers in the most affected industries are hoping for brighter days ahead, but are realistic about short-term prospects

# covid-19 - Thursday 11 March, 2021

'We can't afford to deteriorate': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Key Points
# Key Points

'We can't afford to deteriorate': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Mar 11th 2021, 8:44 PM 43,243 Views 54 Comments

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

Poll: Should the number of people allowed attend funerals be increased after 5 April?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the number of people allowed attend funerals be increased after 5 April?

Mar 11th 2021, 8:46 AM 42,512 Views 84 Comments

Under current Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions, attendance at funerals is limited to 10 people.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

LeBron James urged to rethink vaccine stance
# Private
From The42
# Private

LeBron James urged to rethink vaccine stance

Mar 10th 2021, 10:54 PM 9,699 Views 1 Comment

In comments ahead of the All-Star Game last weekend, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar would not say whether he planned on getting vaccinated.

Researchers identify inflammatory protein linked to severe Covid-19
# Identified
# Identified

Researchers identify inflammatory protein linked to severe Covid-19

Mar 10th 2021, 10:10 PM 42,116 Views 23 Comments

Researchers say the protein could help to to identify those at risk of developing severe Covid-19 and provide a target for new treatments.

US Congress approves Covid-19 relief package, giving green light to stimulus checks of up to $1,400
# Payment
# Payment

US Congress approves Covid-19 relief package, giving green light to stimulus checks of up to $1,400

Mar 10th 2021, 8:10 PM 8,488 Views 25 Comments

The $1.9 trillion plan was approved today in the US.

Government 'hearing reports' of St. Patrick's Day house parties and street parties being arranged
# Wearing The Green
# Wearing The Green

Government 'hearing reports' of St. Patrick's Day house parties and street parties being arranged

Mar 10th 2021, 12:14 PM 29,321 Views 89 Comments

The Department of an Taoiseach warned that organising such parties is an offence.

Serial Covid-19 testing in nursing homes showing positivity rate of just 0.2%, Reid says
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Serial Covid-19 testing in nursing homes showing positivity rate of just 0.2%, Reid says

Mar 10th 2021, 7:47 AM 11,703 Views 14 Comments

As of Saturday evening, there were 523,069 vaccine doses administered across the country.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

HSE: Vaccine plan has already changed 15-17 times due to supply shortfalls and sequencing changes
# Vaccine Supply
# Vaccine Supply

HSE: Vaccine plan has already changed 15-17 times due to supply shortfalls and sequencing changes

Updated Mar 9th 2021, 8:05 PM 48,891 Views 130 Comments

The Health Minister said the vaccination programme “hasn’t all been flawless”, but is making an impact on infection rates among some cohorts.

No Cabinet discussion on vaccine delays, but Ireland reaching out to other EU countries for additional supplies
# Spare Doses
# Spare Doses

No Cabinet discussion on vaccine delays, but Ireland reaching out to other EU countries for additional supplies

Updated Mar 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 61,229 Views 94 Comments

Micheál Martin said Boris Johnson has “made this point” to him.

Coronavirus: 30 deaths and 311 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 30 deaths and 311 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 9th 2021, 5:32 PM 87,100 Views 109 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by NPHET this evening.

Gardaí warn about Covid-19 vaccine call and text scams
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Gardaí warn about Covid-19 vaccine call and text scams

Mar 9th 2021, 3:42 PM 18,589 Views 2 Comments

People are falsely told they are being offered a vaccine, and then asked to provide personal information.

Details of €50 million pandemic funding for live performance sector announced
# Covid Impact
# Covid Impact

Details of €50 million pandemic funding for live performance sector announced

Mar 9th 2021, 3:09 PM 8,743 Views 15 Comments

The fund was originally announced in the budget last October.

Irish people are happier and reporting higher levels of enjoyment than at any other point in 2021
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Irish people are happier and reporting higher levels of enjoyment than at any other point in 2021

Mar 9th 2021, 12:51 PM 21,341 Views 50 Comments

The findings were contained in an opinion poll carried out yesterday.

Fully vaccinated Americans can gather together indoors without masks, health officials say

Fully vaccinated Americans can gather together indoors without masks, health officials say

Mar 9th 2021, 7:20 AM 18,205 Views 12 Comments

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention announced the guidance yesterday.

Significant decline in buy-to-lets as Covid-19 continues to impact housing market
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Significant decline in buy-to-lets as Covid-19 continues to impact housing market

Mar 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,578 Views 14 Comments

Buy-to-let investors now account for less than 1% of mortgages, compared to 20% in 2006, according to new figures.

Paul Reid says Ireland is 'coming out of very challenging period' but is 'not out of the woods yet'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Paul Reid says Ireland is 'coming out of very challenging period' but is 'not out of the woods yet'

Mar 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,376 Views 54 Comments

The HSE CEO is due to tell the Oireachtas Health Committee that all major indicators of Covid-19 are now trending downwards.

# covid-19 - Monday 8 March, 2021

Vaccine misinformation about fertility: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Key Points
# Key Points

Vaccine misinformation about fertility: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Mar 8th 2021, 8:23 PM 29,252 Views 22 Comments

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

Slight dip in number of people receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment support
# Pup Payments
# Pup Payments

Slight dip in number of people receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment support

Mar 8th 2021, 7:32 PM 8,930 Views 11 Comments

This week’s PUP payments are valued at €139 million.

More classes can return to schools as planned, but NPHET watching figures 'very carefully'
# Education
# Education

More classes can return to schools as planned, but NPHET watching figures 'very carefully'

Mar 8th 2021, 6:49 PM 23,952 Views 23 Comments

More pupils are set to return to schools next week.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 437 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: No deaths and 437 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 8th 2021, 5:38 PM 85,867 Views 89 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Harris says Ireland will continue 'to look everywhere and anywhere' to ramp up vaccine supply
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Harris says Ireland will continue 'to look everywhere and anywhere' to ramp up vaccine supply

Updated Mar 8th 2021, 3:56 PM 31,499 Views 106 Comments

Separately, there were were 420 patients in hospital with Covid-19 last night.

Covid immunity post-infection lasts six months, NPHET advised
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid immunity post-infection lasts six months, NPHET advised

Mar 8th 2021, 10:18 AM 33,787 Views 81 Comments

The new guidance doubles the length of time of presumptive immunity after infection.

International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic
# Opinion
# Opinion

International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic

Mar 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,904 Views 6 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett celebrates women on IWD and reminds them that help is available.

# covid-19 - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 525 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 525 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 7th 2021, 5:38 PM 86,397 Views 153 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

'I handed in my dissertation on Monday - on Tuesday college was called off'
# Vmdiff
# Vmdiff

'I handed in my dissertation on Monday - on Tuesday college was called off'

Mar 7th 2021, 9:30 AM 21,326 Views 0 Comments

Students from Trinity College Dublin have made a documentary about their lives during the pandemic, which captures experiences from across the globe.

Opinion: Lack of trust in politics in a pandemic is a breeding ground for disinformation
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Opinion: Lack of trust in politics in a pandemic is a breeding ground for disinformation

Mar 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 14,718 Views 43 Comments

Joe Galvin outlines how far-right groups are capitalising on current frustrations around Covid restrictions.

# covid-19 - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Biden and Democrats prevail as US senate approves Covid relief bill
# Senate
# Senate

Biden and Democrats prevail as US senate approves Covid relief bill

Updated Mar 6th 2021, 6:30 PM 28,965 Views 43 Comments

The 1.9 trillion dollar package was approved by a 50-49 vote along party lines.

Five arrested as hundreds turn out to anti-lockdown protest in Cork City
# Protest
# Protest

Five arrested as hundreds turn out to anti-lockdown protest in Cork City

Updated Mar 6th 2021, 6:10 PM 152,144 Views 0 Comments

Multiple Garda checkpoints were set up around Cork City.

Ireland reaches half a million vaccination doses milestone
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Ireland reaches half a million vaccination doses milestone

Updated Mar 6th 2021, 1:59 PM 53,480 Views 94 Comments

There are currently 401 patients in hospital with Covid-19.

More Covid restrictions or a faster return to normal? How the Irish public feels about public health rules
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

More Covid restrictions or a faster return to normal? How the Irish public feels about public health rules

Mar 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 62,656 Views 67 Comments

Amárach Research gives a glimpse into how people currently feel about restrictions.