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# covid19 - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Chief Medical Officer says 'we are in a strong position' but urges caution over coming weeks
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Chief Medical Officer says 'we are in a strong position' but urges caution over coming weeks

Feb 6th 2021, 6:00 AM 38,038 Views 35 Comments

The CMO’s statement comes after the HSE confirmed earlier this week that 219,200 vaccinations have been administered in Ireland.

# covid19 - Thursday 4 February, 2021

152,200 first doses and 77,000 second doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Ireland
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# Covid19

152,200 first doses and 77,000 second doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Ireland

Feb 4th 2021, 2:06 PM 17,943 Views 49 Comments

The HSE has provided an update on the vaccine programme.

# covid19 - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

UK ‘past the peak’ of coronavirus cases, hospital admissions and deaths
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# Covid19

UK ‘past the peak’ of coronavirus cases, hospital admissions and deaths

Feb 3rd 2021, 10:47 PM 22,888 Views 14 Comments

But Boris Johnson warned that the level of infection is still ‘forbiddingly high’.

# covid19 - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Here's why NPHET believes Zero Covid wouldn't work in Ireland
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# Covid19

Here's why NPHET believes Zero Covid wouldn't work in Ireland

Feb 2nd 2021, 10:04 AM 36,390 Views 83 Comments

Health officials have said there are many similarities between their approach and the proposed strategy, but the differences are important.

# covid19 - Monday 1 February, 2021

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and their roll-out in Ireland?
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# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and their roll-out in Ireland?

Feb 1st 2021, 3:43 PM 15,166 Views 0 Comments

With three vaccines now approved for use in the EU – and each reporting supply issues – what do you want to know?

Commission decision to invoke Article 16 without consulting Irish government 'extraordinary'
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# Vaccines

Commission decision to invoke Article 16 without consulting Irish government 'extraordinary'

Feb 1st 2021, 11:55 AM 30,970 Views 89 Comments
  • Coveney says the Commission's move was a "costly mistake"
  • NI First Minister Arlene Foster accuses the Commission of committing an 'act of hostility'

# covid19 - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Tracing the start of the Third Wave: Over 3,000 close contact tests from socialising in November and early December
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# Close Contacts

Tracing the start of the Third Wave: Over 3,000 close contact tests from socialising in November and early December

Jan 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 57,517 Views 46 Comments

Household settings made up the largest number of close contacts referred for a Day 0 test.

# covid19 - Friday 29 January, 2021

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?
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# Covid19

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?

Jan 29th 2021, 6:34 PM 65,645 Views 55 Comments

The EU is under increasing pressure as member states face unexpected supply issues just one month into their vaccine programmes.

Coronavirus: 48 deaths and 1,254 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 48 deaths and 1,254 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 29th 2021, 5:29 PM 83,895 Views 84 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's third wave?
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# Covid19

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

Jan 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 49,655 Views 17 Comments

Ireland’s reproductive number is estimated at between 0.4 and 0.7 having stood at between 0.5 and 0.8 last week.

# covid19 - Thursday 28 January, 2021

UK government says there'll be 'no interruption' to vaccine supply amid EU row
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# Covid19

UK government says there'll be 'no interruption' to vaccine supply amid EU row

Jan 28th 2021, 9:47 AM 19,459 Views 56 Comments

Michael Gove said the government would not allow vaccines to go to the EU until the UK schedule is honoured.

Mexico records new daily record of almost 28,000 coronavirus cases
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# Coronavirus

Mexico records new daily record of almost 28,000 coronavirus cases

Jan 28th 2021, 7:15 AM 8,772 Views 3 Comments

Hospitals are so full in some parts of Mexico that many families have to treat their relatives at home, and they need oxygen cylinders to do so.

# covid19 - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Coronavirus: 54 deaths and 1,335 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 54 deaths and 1,335 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 27th 2021, 6:32 PM 115,660 Views 140 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

High Court challenges brought by children with special needs over government's decision not to reopen schools
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# Courts

High Court challenges brought by children with special needs over government's decision not to reopen schools

Jan 27th 2021, 3:37 PM 23,852 Views 0 Comments

Each of the actions have been brought on behalf of five school-going children.

Minister says gardaí will not enter homes to ensure people are quarantining after travel
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# Covid19

Minister says gardaí will not enter homes to ensure people are quarantining after travel

Updated Jan 27th 2021, 1:51 PM 42,724 Views 102 Comments

If people are found not to be at home when they receive a call, they could face a fine of up to €2,500.

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits
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# Homelessness

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits

Jan 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,213 Views 13 Comments

Homeless numbers are down but Simon Communities says the full impact of the pandemic will only be seen when restrictions are lifted permanently.

# covid19 - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Johnson & Johnson expects to report Covid-19 vaccine results next week
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# Vaccination

Johnson & Johnson expects to report Covid-19 vaccine results next week

Jan 26th 2021, 9:15 PM 39,001 Views 17 Comments

The vaccine is a one-dose shot.

A lockdown extension and new travel rules - Here are the main points you need to know
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# Covid19

A lockdown extension and new travel rules - Here are the main points you need to know

Jan 26th 2021, 7:30 PM 60,267 Views 64 Comments

Level 5 is with us until at least 5 March.

HSE confirms 22 vials of vaccine unusable after incorrect storage at nursing home
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# Covid19

HSE confirms 22 vials of vaccine unusable after incorrect storage at nursing home

Jan 26th 2021, 7:03 PM 37,900 Views 60 Comments

The HSE said an appropriate cold chain was not in place.

There are 1,823 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and 216 people in ICU
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# Hospital Capacity

There are 1,823 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and 216 people in ICU

Jan 26th 2021, 12:22 PM 13,265 Views 10 Comments

Prof Philip Nolan has said that he expects hospital admissions to “remain very high for weeks”.

# covid19 - Monday 25 January, 2021

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 1,372 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 1,372 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 25th 2021, 6:41 PM 106,597 Views 111 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to
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# Covid19

Amid shortfall, European Commission demands to know who AztraZeneca has delivered vaccine doses to

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 4:55 PM 77,161 Views 78 Comments

Last week the company said initial supplies to Europe will be lower than expected.

Eye-care waiting lists continue to increase, with 23,700 waiting over a year
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# Waiting Lists

Eye-care waiting lists continue to increase, with 23,700 waiting over a year

Jan 25th 2021, 1:22 PM 9,992 Views 7 Comments

Optometrists have offered to help the Government with the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

# covid19 - Saturday 23 January, 2021

'The virus kills people we love': Woman whose husband died from Covid-19 urges people to wear masks
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# Jeni Pim

'The virus kills people we love': Woman whose husband died from Covid-19 urges people to wear masks

Jan 23rd 2021, 9:09 AM 64,340 Views 116 Comments

To people who are “fed up” of the pandemic, Jeni Pim said: “I’m fed up with it as well, it has killed my soulmate.”

'Our lives are in limbo': Parents of vulnerable toddler say family carers should be moved up vaccine priority list
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# Covid19

'Our lives are in limbo': Parents of vulnerable toddler say family carers should be moved up vaccine priority list

Jan 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 22,672 Views 11 Comments

Health officials and the minister have said it is unlikely family carers will be moved up the list.

# covid19 - Friday 22 January, 2021

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 2,371 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Covid19

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 2,371 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:18 PM 89,722 Views 160 Comments
  • 219 people are in ICU today
  • Dr Tony Holohan has urged people to stay at home this weekend to minimise the spread of Covid-19
  • Of today's cases, 757 were in Dublin, 237 in Cork and 154 in Waterford
'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit
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# Covid19

'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit

Updated Jan 22nd 2021, 1:00 PM 54,264 Views 83 Comments
  • Paul Reid said that transmission is "extremely different", with whole families getting sick from Covid-19.
  • An Oireachtas Committee heard that over 6,500 workers in acute hospitals are currently on sick leave.
  • There have been 523 Covid deaths in January, with the CMO predicting that this could rise up to 1,000.
How does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?
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# Covid19

How does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?

Jan 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 38,352 Views 18 Comments

Public Health officials are urging people to stay at home as high levels of community transmission continue to pose a risk.

# covid19 - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Life on a Covid ward: 'We were the last people some patients saw, but many died on their own'
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# Covid19

Life on a Covid ward: 'We were the last people some patients saw, but many died on their own'

Jan 21st 2021, 6:19 PM 19,171 Views 8 Comments

Clinical Nurse Manager Bernie Waterhouse shared her experience of working on a Covid ward for the last ten months.

Vaccines: HSE says 121,900 vaccine doses have been administered so far in Ireland
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# Covid19

Vaccines: HSE says 121,900 vaccine doses have been administered so far in Ireland

Jan 21st 2021, 2:26 PM 31,897 Views 98 Comments

The HSE has provided an update on the vaccination programme.

World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon
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# Covid19

World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon

Jan 21st 2021, 9:03 AM 9,431 Views 16 Comments

Lebanon has been logging some 5,500 cases a day since the start of the year.

Johnson warns more lives will be lost as UK records deadliest day of pandemic
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# Coronavirus

Johnson warns more lives will be lost as UK records deadliest day of pandemic

Jan 21st 2021, 8:18 AM 27,806 Views 15 Comments

Boris Johnson said ‘the light will only really begin to dawn as we get those vaccinations out’.

# covid19 - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll
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# Coronavirus

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll

Jan 20th 2021, 7:43 AM 15,733 Views 24 Comments

The UK recorded a further 1,610 coronavirus deaths yesterday – the highest number reported on a single day.

# covid19 - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'Our children are suffering': Parents of children with special needs tell government and unions to 'sort it out'
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# Covid19

'Our children are suffering': Parents of children with special needs tell government and unions to 'sort it out'

Jan 19th 2021, 12:52 PM 14,983 Views 44 Comments

Unions have said teachers’ concerns about their safety have not been eased by health officials.

WHO chief says 'me-first' attitude to vaccines among high income countries will prolong pandemic
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# Covid19

WHO chief says 'me-first' attitude to vaccines among high income countries will prolong pandemic

Jan 19th 2021, 11:21 AM 18,142 Views 44 Comments

39 million doses have been administered in 49 higher income countries, while just 25 doses have been given in one low income country.

Explainer: We're into our surge ICU capacity in hospitals - so what does that mean?
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# Covid19

Explainer: We're into our surge ICU capacity in hospitals - so what does that mean?

Jan 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,798 Views 40 Comments

Hospitals are under increasing pressure, with patients in all age cohorts needing critical care.

# covid19 - Monday 18 January, 2021

There are now 2,023 people with Covid-19 in hospital
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# Hospitalisations

There are now 2,023 people with Covid-19 in hospital

Updated Jan 18th 2021, 12:56 PM 58,100 Views 88 Comments
  • Over 400 people with Covid-19 are receiving high-grade ventilation and respiratory support inside and outside of ICU.
  • 17 of Ireland’s 18 private hospitals have signed up to a “safety net” deal.
  • As of last Wednesday, 77,303 people have received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.

# covid19 - Sunday 17 January, 2021

There are 1,923 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 195 of those in ICU
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# Coronavirus

There are 1,923 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 195 of those in ICU

Jan 17th 2021, 11:52 AM 25,323 Views 71 Comments

There were 60 deaths and a further 3,231 cases of Covid-19 announced yesterday.

# covid19 - Friday 15 January, 2021

Ireland may have to adjust vaccine rollout plan after Pfizer temporarily reduces deliveries to Europe
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# Delays

Ireland may have to adjust vaccine rollout plan after Pfizer temporarily reduces deliveries to Europe

Updated Jan 15th 2021, 1:35 PM 87,604 Views 58 Comments

“The temporary reduction will affect all European countries,” Norway’s Public Health Agency said in a statement.

EMA says shorter process can be used if vaccines have to be adapted for new strains
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# Covid19

EMA says shorter process can be used if vaccines have to be adapted for new strains

Jan 15th 2021, 12:25 PM 9,935 Views 7 Comments

Developers have said they could adapt the vaccine quickly if a new variant is resistant to it.