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# covid19-facts - Yesterday’s News

Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties
# Covid Test
# Covid Test

Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties

Tue 1:44 PM 16,609 Views 10 Comments

People can still show up to these test centres without booking an appointment.

# covid19-facts - Monday 21 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 284 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 284 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mon 5:33 PM 47,553 Views 71 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 19 June, 2021

FactCheck: No, these claims in an anti-mask leaflet delivered to homes aren't true
# Debunked
# Debunked

FactCheck: No, these claims in an anti-mask leaflet delivered to homes aren't true

Sat 6:30 AM 18,661 Views 0 Comments

A leaflet by Anti-Corruption Ireland contains a list of false statements about masks and their effectiveness.

# covid19-facts - Friday 18 June, 2021

Debunked: Yes, coronavirus antibodies protect against 'infection of the lung'
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Yes, coronavirus antibodies protect against 'infection of the lung'

Fri 6:00 AM 17,811 Views 12 Comments

A video shared online claimed that because antibodies produced as a result of the vaccine are in the blood, they don’t protect against Covid infection. This is false.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 373 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 373 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 17th 2021, 4:41 PM 37,981 Views 74 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “We are now experiencing near elimination of Covid-19 in the vaccinated population.”

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Coronavirus: Round-up of the latest on vaccinations, hospitalisations and reopenings
# Updates
# Updates

Coronavirus: Round-up of the latest on vaccinations, hospitalisations and reopenings

Jun 8th 2021, 12:23 PM 15,897 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on all of the recent Covid-related figures.

'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19
# Mortality Misinfo
# Mortality Misinfo

'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19

Jun 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 24,639 Views 0 Comments
  • Anti-lockdown accounts on social media often leave out important context or misconstrue data to argue that the pandemic is not real.
  • A disinformation professor at DCU says online misinformation often draws on "a grain of truth" - and then distorts it.
  • Lauren Boland breaks down the official statistics and how you can find the facts.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Hiqa advises NPHET to extend presumptive Covid immunity to nine months post-infection
# Immunity
# Immunity

Hiqa advises NPHET to extend presumptive Covid immunity to nine months post-infection

Jun 3rd 2021, 10:00 AM 24,670 Views 35 Comments

Increasing the period of presumptive immunity from six to nine months would have “widespread positive implications for people”.

Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:29 AM 20,026 Views 42 Comments

After November the powers can be rolled over for a further three months, but will not go beyond next February.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 407 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Figures
# Figures

Coronavirus: 407 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 2nd 2021, 2:32 PM 49,204 Views 69 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Ireland to receive extra Pfizer vaccines after EMA approves additional manufacturing
# Comirnaty
# Comirnaty

Ireland to receive extra Pfizer vaccines after EMA approves additional manufacturing

Jun 2nd 2021, 8:24 AM 33,065 Views 41 Comments

The approval is expected to have “a significant and immediate impact” on the supply of Comirnaty.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid
# PUP
# PUP

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 2:15 PM 30,596 Views 85 Comments
  • The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out as part of the Covid-19 stimulus plan
  • The Covid wage subsidy scheme will be extended until the end of the year
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the pandemic caused "the most rapid and dramatic recession recorded outside of the world wars"
Pharmacists to start administering Covid-19 vaccines
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pharmacists to start administering Covid-19 vaccines

Jun 1st 2021, 7:53 AM 46,299 Views 63 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said this latest development will help people who live far away from vaccine centres.

Covid-19 variants to be given Greek alphabet names
# WHO
# WHO

Covid-19 variants to be given Greek alphabet names

Jun 1st 2021, 7:18 AM 20,764 Views 44 Comments

Experts working with the World Health Organization developed the new names.

# covid19-facts - Monday 31 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 378 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 378 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 31st 2021, 5:46 PM 51,843 Views 99 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

# covid19-facts - Sunday 30 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 374 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 374 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 30th 2021, 2:22 PM 37,019 Views 64 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures in a statement on Twitter.

Debunked: Claims by an ex-Pfizer employee about Covid-19 and vaccines are false and misleading
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Claims by an ex-Pfizer employee about Covid-19 and vaccines are false and misleading

May 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 90,900 Views 0 Comments

Mike Yeadon is regularly cited by anti-lockdown groups.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 29 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 464 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 464 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 29th 2021, 3:06 PM 45,565 Views 61 Comments

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

# covid19-facts - Friday 28 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 467 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 467 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 28th 2021, 5:13 PM 36,589 Views 49 Comments

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

# covid19-facts - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Cyber attack will likely cost HSE over €100 million, Paul Reid says
# Hackers
# Hackers

Cyber attack will likely cost HSE over €100 million, Paul Reid says

May 27th 2021, 3:38 PM 29,488 Views 61 Comments

Eight people have died from Covid-19 in the last 12 days, the HSE also confirmed.

Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'
# Vaccine Target
# Vaccine Target

Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'

Updated May 27th 2021, 3:05 PM 41,110 Views 71 Comments
  • Health Minister accused of 'dropping a bombshell' in the Dáil
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says the government will provide 'revised targets' tomorrow
  • Ireland likely to only receive half of the planned 470,000 J&J doses by end of June
  • HSE says 2.6 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered to date

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 448 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 448 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated May 26th 2021, 6:03 PM 63,673 Views 92 Comments

The figures were released by the Department this evening.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 365 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 365 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 25th 2021, 5:20 PM 62,852 Views 71 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

# covid19-facts - Monday 24 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 345 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 345 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 24th 2021, 5:17 PM 68,153 Views 51 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

# covid19-facts - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Pfizer's Covid vaccine '88% effective' against Indian variant
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pfizer's Covid vaccine '88% effective' against Indian variant

May 23rd 2021, 7:27 AM 43,696 Views 55 Comments

Both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs have been found to be highly effective against the B1617.2 strain.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Six more states removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list
# Travel
# Travel

Six more states removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list

May 22nd 2021, 3:23 PM 44,401 Views 33 Comments

The states are Andorra, Georgia, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nigeria and Puerto Rico.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 503 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 503 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 19th 2021, 5:03 PM 91,394 Views 79 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?

May 18th 2021, 12:03 PM 16,132 Views 0 Comments

It is expected that this age cohort will be offered a choice between the AZ and J&J vaccines or an mRNA vaccine.

# covid19-facts - Monday 17 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 360 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 360 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 17th 2021, 5:05 PM 78,653 Views 30 Comments

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

# covid19-facts - Sunday 16 May, 2021

Coronavirus: 802 new cases confirmed in Ireland over past two days
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 802 new cases confirmed in Ireland over past two days

May 16th 2021, 3:14 PM 128,170 Views 103 Comments

There are 109 people in hospital, including 42 in ICU.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 15 May, 2021

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines didn't 'skip' or 'fail' animal trials
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines didn't 'skip' or 'fail' animal trials

May 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,655 Views 0 Comments

All four vaccines approved for use in Ireland have been tested on animals as well as humans.

# covid19-facts - Friday 14 May, 2021

Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading

May 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 24,567 Views 0 Comments

The claims have been made in recent weeks.

Holohan 'still strongly recommends against' antigen tests for general public: Key points from the weekly NPHET briefing
# Key Points
# Key Points

Holohan 'still strongly recommends against' antigen tests for general public: Key points from the weekly NPHET briefing

May 14th 2021, 4:17 PM 19,946 Views 30 Comments

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

Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 falls to below 100 for first time since September
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 falls to below 100 for first time since September

May 14th 2021, 7:47 AM 14,520 Views 20 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that it was a clear demonstration of the effect of the vaccine.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 456 more cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 456 more cases confirmed in Ireland

May 13th 2021, 5:42 PM 55,323 Views 49 Comments

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

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

More than 250k vaccines administered in one week, as hospitalisations drop to 106
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

More than 250k vaccines administered in one week, as hospitalisations drop to 106

Updated May 12th 2021, 2:10 PM 28,092 Views 33 Comments

It is still unclear if expenditure on PPE and other equipment will taper off as the vaccination programme progresses.

Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines

May 12th 2021, 7:01 AM 32,417 Views 15 Comments

Experts have suggested that new variants could potentially escape the protection afforded by the vaccines.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 379 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 379 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 11th 2021, 6:16 PM 67,425 Views 69 Comments

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

Up to 270,000 vaccines to be administered this week as government says programme 'gaining momentum'
# Covid19
# Covid19

Up to 270,000 vaccines to be administered this week as government says programme 'gaining momentum'

Updated May 11th 2021, 4:27 PM 33,432 Views 38 Comments

More than 1.8 million vaccines doses have been administered so far.

# covid19-facts - Monday 10 May, 2021

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 381 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 381 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 10th 2021, 5:36 PM 65,198 Views 119 Comments

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

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