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# new-variant - Last year 2021

Professor Christine Loscher: Why boosters are so important in the fight against Omicron
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# New Variant

Professor Christine Loscher: Why boosters are so important in the fight against Omicron

Updated Dec 18th 2021, 9:34 AM 34,894 Views 54 Comments

Why do we care so much about boosters right now? Let’s look at how we got here.

Omicron Covid variant detected in Ireland from travel but 'no evidence yet' of community transmission
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# New Variant

Omicron Covid variant detected in Ireland from travel but 'no evidence yet' of community transmission

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 3:43 PM 122,695 Views 194 Comments
  • Eight potential cases were sequenced, with one confirmed as Omicron.
  • Dr Cillian De Gascun said the single case was "positive in some respects" because lab teams believed there may be more.
  • The case relates to travel from one of seven southern African countries.
Donnelly: Suspected cases of Omicron variant identified, new strain 'likely' in Ireland
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# Omicron

Donnelly: Suspected cases of Omicron variant identified, new strain 'likely' in Ireland

Updated Nov 29th 2021, 1:27 PM 103,957 Views 122 Comments

The health minister also said plans to subsidise antigen tests have been scrapped because prices have dropped in recent weeks.

Netherlands confirms 13 Omicron cases among passengers on flights
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# New Variant

Netherlands confirms 13 Omicron cases among passengers on flights

Updated Nov 28th 2021, 1:45 PM 42,273 Views 46 Comments

The cases emerged from 61 positive cases in passengers on planes from South Africa to Amsterdam.

What we know about the Delta strain and how it's spreading in Ireland
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# New Variant

What we know about the Delta strain and how it's spreading in Ireland

Jun 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 63,251 Views 61 Comments

It’s not all bad news: one dose of a two-dose vaccine still gives strong protection against hospitalisations from Delta.

'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response
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# Coronavirus

'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response

Jan 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 94,898 Views 69 Comments

The UK and South African variants have been recently confirmed in Ireland.