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# Ronan Glynn

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# deputy cmo
Dr Ronan Glynn to resign as Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the end of the month
Tributes were paid to Dr Ronan Glynn by Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.
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# Covid-19
Taoiseach says he's ‘not entirely comfortable’ with children wearing masks in school
The recommendation was made by public health officials last week.
# winter infections
Government position 'hasn't changed' despite Ronan Glynn's call for home working 'where possible'
The Deputy Chief Medical Officer suggested people should “work from home where possible this autumn and winter”.
# Interview
Ronan Glynn: Public health doctors battling 'avalanche of conspiracy theory and misinformation'
The Deputy Chief Medical Officer sat down with The Journal to discuss false claims around Covid-19.
The Deputy Chief Medical Officer outlines what actions he has taken since March 2020, Cónal Thomas reports.
Glynn says it is critical to act preemptively when false claims are made online.
He cautious against speaking with certainty in uncertain times.
FactCheck: Are RNA Covid-19 vaccines actually responsible for 'genetic manipulation'?
FactFind: Were self-harm and suicide statistics measured during the pandemic?
# covid19
Officials advise holidays abroad only after vaccination as travel-related cases rise sharply
Public health doctors are reporting an increasing number of cases in people who travelled abroad before full immunity kicked in.
# Threats
Covid denier is a 'person of interest' in Holohan and Glynn phone harassment investigation
Senator John McGahon said Facebook has “spiralled out of control”.
# nphet
Unsolicited calls to Holohan and Glynn are 'appalling', says Donnelly
The chief medical officer and his deputy have received threatening phone calls recently.
# Delta Variant
Public health bosses ‘concerned’ about impact of Delta variant in coming weeks
It comes as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced to delay reopening plans by four weeks.
# nphet
NPHET set to move briefings to once a week from May as vaccines rolled out
Health officials are considering holding only one briefing a week from May.
# Covid-19
Coronavirus: No deaths and 320 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The latest figures were released in a statement today.
# Travel
Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion
One idea on the table is expanding the role of quarantining at home.
# Covid-19
Coronavirus: Six deaths and 411 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The latest figures were confirmed by NPHET this afternoon.
# warning
Covid cases could hit 2,000 a day in four weeks, NPHET told government ahead of reopening announcement
“Unfortunately, the significant ‘headroom’ that was available last summer when case counts were very low isn’t available now.”
# Coronavirus
Ronan Glynn responds to criticism of viral clip: 'We know people are sick and tired of the same message'
Comments made about “doing more” at last night’s NPHET briefing have been criticised today.
# Covid-19
Coronavirus: No deaths and 437 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.
# Explainer
Covid Placentitis: what we know about the condition that may have caused four stillbirths in Ireland
NPHET reported the possible cases of the condition last night.
# nphet
'Coming to the end of this period of the pandemic': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
Behavioural data about compliance and a continued decline in hospitalisations were among the topics discussed.
# Coronavirus
Numbers in hospital lower than first wave peak as Ireland 'on track' for 200-400 cases a day by March
Under current projections, the number of Covid-19 patients in hospital will reach between 500 and 600 by the end of the month.
Number of people with Covid-19 in hospital continues to decrease
1,100 patients with Covid-19 are in Irish hospitals, including 173 in critical care.
# Special Needs
Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers
Talks are continuing with unions about the reopening of schools for students with special educational needs.
# Coronavirus
Daily case numbers could increase to 7,000 in coming days, HSE CEO says
Case numbers are expected to exceed 6,000 this evening alone, Paul Reid said.
4,000 people were vaccinated in the first few days of rollout, the Health Minister has said.
HSE CEO Paul Reid said non-elective healthcare will be cut back.
Dr Ronan Glynn said people need to "act as if it's March 2020".
People must 'look at their plans' and reduce contacts as Ireland battles third wave, Holohan says
HSE reporting 'around 100 cases a day' of people with between 20 and 30 close contacts
# roll out
Ireland on the cusp of deploying two Covid-19 vaccines – Dr Ronan Glynn
Dr Glynn said three quarters of Irish people are likely to accept a Covid-19 vaccine.
# Covid-19
Public urged to socialise responsibly and keep contacts to a minimum this weekend
It is the first weekend since Ireland returned to Level 3 restrictions.
# Covid-19
Here's #Antiviral - a State campaign to emphasise 'the positive behaviours of the majority' of young people
The campaign aims to share how young people have been ‘living their best lives possible, within the restrictions’.
# covid19
Return of thousands of Irish people for Christmas could result in 'hundreds or thousands of cases' in January
Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn said he thinks the majority of people will decide “it’s simply not worth it”.
# cases rising
There are now 156 Covid-19 patients in hospital and 25 in ICU
Last Thursday, there were 122 hospitalisations and 20 people in ICU.
# Tribute
Health Minister thanks Ronan Glynn for 'tireless effort' as acting CMO
Dr Tony Holohan is returning as chief medical officer tomorrow.
# The data
One couple, 30 cases: Here's what the statistics tell us about where Ireland is right now with Covid-19
Examples of how socialising with a number of groups led to large outbreaks of Covid-19 were outlined last night.
# nphet
'The window for it not to be a national issue is closing': Worry as Covid-19 incidence rate rises nationwide
At a briefing this evening a number of examples were described where the virus was spread in social settings.
# capital issues
Covid-19: Dr Ronan Glynn 'optimistic' about Dublin stabilising but 'no evidence yet' to move to Level 2
Glynn said the restrictions on Dublin would only be taking effect this week.
# Galway
Authorities agree to work together to discourage repeat of 'disturbing' Galway scenes
Yesterday the Acting CMO said the number of cases in Galway has increased over the past week.
# Covid-19
Students encouraged to keep their social life 'safe, small and distant' in new campaign
The USI aims to make sure students stay up to date with public health guidelines.
# outbreaks
How the new restrictions in Donegal are highlighting the lack of cross-border co-operation on Covid-19
The Level 3 restrictions in Donegal highlight the lack of on-the-ground co-operation along the border.
# Covid-19
Coronavirus: No deaths and 326 new cases confirmed in Ireland
Dr Ronan Glynn has asked people everywhere but “particularly in Donegal and Dublin” to pay attention to the public health advice.
# Covid-19
CMOs make joint appeal to stop 'all but necessary' cross-border travel
Ronan Glynn and Michael McBride also made a specific appeal to young people to reduce social contacts.
# community transmission
Contact tracers to begin asking community transmission cases about visits to pubs and restaurants
Currently around one in four cases are identified as community transmission.
# nphet
'An awful lot of young people might have to die' if we were to pursue herd immunity strategy, Prof Nolan says
Dr Ronan Glynn said this evening “it’s certainly not a strategy that will be adopted in this country”.
# covid19
Coronavirus: One further death and 240 new cases - including 119 in Dublin
NPHET met today and has recommended the government implement further restrictions on those living in the capital.
# Covid-19
Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 357 new cases - including 218 in Dublin
There have been 1,787 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland to date.
# covid19
Coronavirus: 208 new cases and no further deaths confirmed in Ireland
108 of the new cases reported today are in Dublin.