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# covid19 - Monday 3 May, 2021

Holohan to the vaccinated: 'You can now get back out there and restart many things you used to do'
# What Comes Next
# What Comes Next

Holohan to the vaccinated: 'You can now get back out there and restart many things you used to do'

May 3rd 2021, 6:00 AM 78,704 Views 114 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan has written an open letter to those who are fully vaccinated, advising them to trust in the protection a Covid vaccine gives them.

# covid19 - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Reader Q&A: Your questions on vaccines for pregnant women and the over 50s answered
# Vaccine Answers
# Vaccine Answers

Reader Q&A: Your questions on vaccines for pregnant women and the over 50s answered

May 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 61,823 Views 49 Comments
  • As part of our Reader Q&A series throughout the pandemic, Órla Ryan and Michelle Hennessy have been asking the experts and getting the answers you need.
  • There is limited data from clinical trials on vaccines during pregnancy but real-world data indicates they are safe.
  • The over 50s will not be offered a choice of vaccines/

# covid19 - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Workers 'unlikely to return to offices until September' says Tánaiste
# Level 3 Plus
# Level 3 Plus

Workers 'unlikely to return to offices until September' says Tánaiste

Apr 29th 2021, 7:50 PM 49,843 Views 38 Comments

Offices have been largely closed under public health advice since the onset of the pandemic.

Fully vaccinated people allowed meet indoors with one unvaccinated household from 10 May
# Vaccine Bonus
# Vaccine Bonus

Fully vaccinated people allowed meet indoors with one unvaccinated household from 10 May

Apr 29th 2021, 6:27 PM 19,645 Views 16 Comments

The government this evening announced the easing of a number of Covid-19 restrictions in May and June.

# covid19 - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Coronavirus: 13 deaths, three of which happened in April, and 371 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 13 deaths, three of which happened in April, and 371 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 28th 2021, 5:43 PM 71,245 Views 91 Comments

The figures were released by NPHET this evening.

Taoiseach says largest delivery of Pfizer vaccines to Ireland - 191,800 doses - arrived today
# Covid19
# Covid19

Taoiseach says largest delivery of Pfizer vaccines to Ireland - 191,800 doses - arrived today

Apr 28th 2021, 1:32 PM 30,701 Views 58 Comments

Martin said the HSE’s modelling is still based on delivering 450,000 doses per week by the middle of June.

HPSC reports 31 new outbreaks associated with schools and 22 in childcare facilities
# Covid19
# Covid19

HPSC reports 31 new outbreaks associated with schools and 22 in childcare facilities

Apr 28th 2021, 12:12 PM 31,071 Views 32 Comments

The largest number of outbreaks continues to be seen in private homes.

# covid19 - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

India to be added to Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list
# Covid19
# Covid19

India to be added to Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list

Apr 27th 2021, 2:41 PM 26,246 Views 21 Comments

Three cases of the B1617 variant, which was first identified in India, have been confirmed in the Republic.

# covid19 - Monday 26 April, 2021

EU launches legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine deliveries
# European Commission
# European Commission

EU launches legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine deliveries

Updated Apr 26th 2021, 1:53 PM 33,331 Views 65 Comments

The Commission confirmed legal action against the company was launched on Friday.

# covid19 - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Fire at Baghdad Covid hospital kills 82, leaves 110 wounded
# Iraq
# Iraq

Fire at Baghdad Covid hospital kills 82, leaves 110 wounded

Apr 25th 2021, 10:46 AM 12,614 Views 11 Comments

Flames spread quickly across multiple floors in the middle of the night.

India’s crematoria overwhelmed as coronavirus ‘swallows people like a monster’
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

India’s crematoria overwhelmed as coronavirus ‘swallows people like a monster’

Apr 25th 2021, 9:36 AM 59,988 Views 79 Comments

The 349,691 confirmed cases over the past day took India’s total to more than 16.9 million, with 192,311 deaths.

Debunked: No, Professor Luke O'Neill didn't refuse a Covid vaccine because he 'didn't want' one
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Debunked: No, Professor Luke O'Neill didn't refuse a Covid vaccine because he 'didn't want' one

Apr 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 102,213 Views 0 Comments

O’Neill has said he will take any vaccine offered to him – when he is eligible for one.

# covid19 - Saturday 24 April, 2021

US health officials lift suspension of Johnson & Johnson Covid jab
# Positive Moves
# Positive Moves

US health officials lift suspension of Johnson & Johnson Covid jab

Apr 24th 2021, 7:34 AM 17,653 Views 31 Comments

Fifteen cases of blood clots were uncovered among nearly eight million vaccinations.

How is Ireland's vaccine rollout going? Here's what this week's figures tell us
# Rollout
# Rollout

How is Ireland's vaccine rollout going? Here's what this week's figures tell us

Apr 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 59,100 Views 68 Comments

To hit 80% first doses 10 weeks from now about 2.2 million first doses will need to be administered by 30 June.

# covid19 - Thursday 22 April, 2021

National Ambulance Service to increase number of fleets for vaccination of housebound over 70s
# Covid19
# Covid19

National Ambulance Service to increase number of fleets for vaccination of housebound over 70s

Apr 22nd 2021, 6:11 PM 9,361 Views 9 Comments

Everyone in this cohort will be contacted over the next week by the HSE.

# covid19 - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Policing Authority says relationship between gardaí and students 'significantly deteriorated' in recent months
# Policing By Consent
# Policing By Consent

Policing Authority says relationship between gardaí and students 'significantly deteriorated' in recent months

Apr 20th 2021, 7:44 PM 20,664 Views 24 Comments

Students reported being fined for being on a walk within their 5km and having food deliveries stopped and checked for purchases of alcohol.

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month

Apr 20th 2021, 6:45 AM 49,980 Views 35 Comments

The HSE is set to update the Oireachtas Health Committee on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout later today.

# covid19 - Saturday 17 April, 2021

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's progress?
# The Numbers
# The Numbers

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's progress?

Apr 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 24,973 Views 17 Comments

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said on Thursday that Ireland “is in a far better position” but that “we do have a way to go” yet.

# covid19 - Friday 16 April, 2021

Over 3,500 fines issued to people for organising or attending house parties
# Covid Breaches
# Covid Breaches

Over 3,500 fines issued to people for organising or attending house parties

Apr 16th 2021, 8:30 PM 18,621 Views 37 Comments

All adults in a car on a non-essential journey may be liable for a €100 fine each, Gardaí said.

Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts

Apr 16th 2021, 7:48 PM 12,198 Views 16 Comments

In Ireland, women who are between 14-33 weeks pregnant can get the Pfizer vaccine if they consult with their clinician.

Coronavirus: 11 deaths across several months and 420 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Department Of Health
# Department Of Health

Coronavirus: 11 deaths across several months and 420 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 16th 2021, 6:01 PM 90,840 Views 127 Comments

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

# covid19 - Thursday 15 April, 2021

‘Better than anything we could have hoped for’: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Takeaways
# Takeaways

‘Better than anything we could have hoped for’: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Apr 15th 2021, 9:01 PM 54,789 Views 68 Comments

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

More than 18,000 people so far have registered on the HSE portal for their vaccine
# Hse Portal
# Hse Portal

More than 18,000 people so far have registered on the HSE portal for their vaccine

Apr 15th 2021, 2:28 PM 34,093 Views 50 Comments

The online portal is open for those aged 69 first, rolling out over the following four days to those aged 68, 67, 66 and then 65.

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: The vaccine registration portal for 65-69s is now live - here's how it works

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 10:03 AM 88,401 Views 60 Comments

Those aged 69 can register today and will be notified shortly about their appointments.

NPHET set to move briefings to once a week from May as vaccines rolled out
# Nphet
# Nphet

NPHET set to move briefings to once a week from May as vaccines rolled out

Apr 15th 2021, 6:45 AM 26,031 Views 39 Comments

Health officials are considering holding only one briefing a week from May.

# covid19 - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs
# Study
# Study

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs

Apr 14th 2021, 8:49 AM 21,887 Views 23 Comments

The trial will investigate whether different vaccines can be used for first and second doses.

# covid19 - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Tánaiste says we'll know in coming days whether June vaccine target can still be met
# Covid19
# Covid19

Tánaiste says we'll know in coming days whether June vaccine target can still be met

Apr 13th 2021, 9:59 AM 33,872 Views 98 Comments

The HSE is now assessing the impact of NIAC’s advice that the AstraZeneca vaccine should only be given to those over 60.

# covid19 - Monday 12 April, 2021

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to 65-69s and the registration system?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to 65-69s and the registration system?

Apr 12th 2021, 12:04 PM 23,431 Views 0 Comments

The registration system for this cohort is due to launch shortly.

# covid19 - Sunday 11 April, 2021

HSE confident of staffing levels for vaccine centres ahead of age-based rollout
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE confident of staffing levels for vaccine centres ahead of age-based rollout

Apr 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 22,940 Views 40 Comments

Some in government are concerned that bureaucracy will prevent short-notice additional hires that may be needed later on.

# covid19 - Saturday 10 April, 2021

As Ireland's vaccines are rolled out, how does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?
# WEEK IN STATS
# WEEK IN STATS

As Ireland's vaccines are rolled out, how does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?

Apr 10th 2021, 8:00 AM 42,485 Views 42 Comments

Ireland now has one of the lowest incidence rates among European countries, alongside Denmark and Finland.

# covid19 - Friday 9 April, 2021

'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked

Apr 9th 2021, 2:23 PM 13,009 Views 24 Comments

The union is calling for SNAs to be designated as frontline healthcare workers and prioritised for vaccines.

EU drug watchdog reviewing possible blood clot links with Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine
# Review
# Review

EU drug watchdog reviewing possible blood clot links with Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

Apr 9th 2021, 1:58 PM 29,426 Views 32 Comments

It comes amid reports of four blood clot cases, one of them fatal.

# covid19 - Thursday 8 April, 2021

10 cases of Covid-19 detected in mandatory hotel quarantine
# Quarantine Hotels
# Quarantine Hotels

10 cases of Covid-19 detected in mandatory hotel quarantine

Apr 8th 2021, 8:10 PM 46,963 Views 37 Comments

Contact tracing also found that people most commonly mentioned shopping and work as possible sources of transmission.

Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible
# Covid19
# Covid19

Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible

Apr 8th 2021, 7:16 PM 22,939 Views 10 Comments

The agency said it has conducted checks in other regions and this appears to be an isolated incident.

Mid-April vaccine target for over 70s won't be met as GP rollout struggles with delivery delays
# Covid19
# Covid19

Mid-April vaccine target for over 70s won't be met as GP rollout struggles with delivery delays

Apr 8th 2021, 6:10 PM 74,887 Views 98 Comments

Some GPs have opted not to sign up to vaccinate high risk groups due to the pressure and stress of the programme to date.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 400 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 400 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 8th 2021, 5:58 PM 68,884 Views 73 Comments

The latest figures have been reported by the Department of Health.

NPHET meets to discuss 'vaccine bonus' and advice around healthcare workers who refuse jab
# Covid19
# Covid19

NPHET meets to discuss 'vaccine bonus' and advice around healthcare workers who refuse jab

Apr 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 43,699 Views 93 Comments

Proposals under consideration today include fully vaccinated people no longer having to restrict their movements after being identified as a close contact.

# covid19 - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 423 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 423 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 7th 2021, 5:57 PM 76,301 Views 94 Comments

The latest figures have been reported by the Department of Health.

Further EU countries to be added to Ireland’s quarantine list
# Covid19
# Covid19

Further EU countries to be added to Ireland’s quarantine list

Apr 7th 2021, 1:08 PM 39,804 Views 66 Comments

France, Italy and Germany could join Austria on the list.

Vaccine priority: All three teacher unions agree to ballot for industrial action if government doesn't meet demands
# Covid19
# Covid19

Vaccine priority: All three teacher unions agree to ballot for industrial action if government doesn't meet demands

Apr 7th 2021, 11:02 AM 99,466 Views 322 Comments

The three unions tabled a joint motion on the issue.