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A new Covid variant of concern has been detected in Ireland - what do we know about it?
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A new Covid variant of concern has been detected in Ireland - what do we know about it?

Mon 3:09 PM 33,387 Views 27 Comments

BA.4 and BA.5 were identified by the ECDC as variants of concern earlier this month.

Kim Jong Un criticises officials over spiralling North Korea Covid outbreak
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Kim Jong Un criticises officials over spiralling North Korea Covid outbreak

May 18th 2022, 7:15 AM 15,211 Views 10 Comments

The country reported 232,880 new cases of “fever” as of Tuesday evening, bringing the total number to 1.72 million with 62 deaths.

Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown
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Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown

May 17th 2022, 7:40 AM 7,272 Views 7 Comments

The city of 25 million has been under heavy restrictions since early April.

'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?
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'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?

May 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 8,429 Views 11 Comments

With Ireland now in a different phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, will lessons be learned from the crisis gone by?

Kim Jong Un deploys military to aid pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges
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Kim Jong Un deploys military to aid pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

May 16th 2022, 9:14 AM 17,116 Views 6 Comments

Failing to slow the virus could have dire consequences for North Korea.

North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak
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North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak

May 15th 2022, 12:10 PM 13,961 Views 13 Comments

North Korea has no Covid vaccines, antiviral treatment drugs or mass-testing capacity.

HSE vaccine lead: 'Plans in development for autumn booster as well as winter emergencies'
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HSE vaccine lead: 'Plans in development for autumn booster as well as winter emergencies'

May 14th 2022, 8:00 AM 18,020 Views 19 Comments

The HSE’s Damien McCallion gave The Journal’s Coronavirus Newsletter an insight into the next stages of the vaccine rollout.

Shanghai seeks to ease seven-week virus lockdown within next few days
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Shanghai seeks to ease seven-week virus lockdown within next few days

May 13th 2022, 9:09 AM 3,749 Views 3 Comments

The World Health Organisation has said the mounting economic toll of severe restrictions could be unsustainable.

North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak
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North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak

May 13th 2022, 7:20 AM 11,318 Views 9 Comments

Experts have warned the virus could be devastating in a country with a broken health care system.

Vaccination had 'significant impact' at decreasing Covid-19 cases in nursing homes
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Vaccination had 'significant impact' at decreasing Covid-19 cases in nursing homes

May 12th 2022, 12:24 PM 4,529 Views 8 Comments

Vaccination was a major factor determining outbreaks, as well as whether a home had suffered an outbreak in the past.

North Korea orders national lockdown after confirming first Covid-19 cases
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North Korea orders national lockdown after confirming first Covid-19 cases

May 12th 2022, 7:29 AM 19,048 Views 9 Comments

The country had never admitted to a case of the virus and had imposed a rigid coronavirus blockade of its borders since 2020.

Face masks no longer mandatory on EU flights from next week
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Face masks no longer mandatory on EU flights from next week

May 11th 2022, 10:38 AM 28,547 Views 31 Comments

The new recommendations are set to come into effect from 16 May.

Ongoing use of Covid-19 Garda roster preventing specialist firearms units from critical training
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Ongoing use of Covid-19 Garda roster preventing specialist firearms units from critical training

May 10th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,282 Views 0 Comments

The Covid-19 emergency roster has been extended amid an industrial relations dispute.

'There's no why': Shanghai rages at endless Covid lockdown
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'There's no why': Shanghai rages at endless Covid lockdown

Updated May 9th 2022, 10:48 AM 18,980 Views 13 Comments

China’s capital is trying to fend off a Covid-19 outbreak with restrictions on movement.

EU watchdog assesses Moderna vaccine for under-fives
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EU watchdog assesses Moderna vaccine for under-fives

May 5th 2022, 3:25 PM 6,762 Views 18 Comments

The EMA has so far approved five vaccines for use in the EU.

WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world
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WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world

May 5th 2022, 2:59 PM 10,127 Views 12 Comments

The figure includes deaths directly associated with Covid as well as those due to the pandemic’s impact on the health system and society.

Hong Kong reopens beaches as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules
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Hong Kong reopens beaches as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules

May 5th 2022, 2:15 PM 5,331 Views 0 Comments

Deaths from Covid-19 in Hong Kong have fallen from a high of almost 300 per day in March to zero in recent days.

Department of Health to no longer publish daily Covid-19 cases
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Department of Health to no longer publish daily Covid-19 cases

Apr 29th 2022, 4:52 PM 33,375 Views 37 Comments

In the final daily update, health officials reported 980 PCR-confirmed cases and 1,020 positive antigen tests.

Coronavirus: 2,307 new cases and 412 patients in hospital, including 36 in ICU
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Coronavirus: 2,307 new cases and 412 patients in hospital, including 36 in ICU

Apr 28th 2022, 5:42 PM 12,940 Views 2 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures earlier today.

China megacity mass-tests and cancels flights after one suspected Covid case
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China megacity mass-tests and cancels flights after one suspected Covid case

Apr 28th 2022, 9:14 AM 13,136 Views 12 Comments

China is facing its worst outbreak since the peak of the first wave in early 2020.

Coronavirus: 2,307 new cases and 435 patients in hospital, including 38 in ICU
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Coronavirus: 2,307 new cases and 435 patients in hospital, including 38 in ICU

Apr 27th 2022, 4:30 PM 10,551 Views 11 Comments

The Department of Health released the figures this afternoon.

US Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid-19 but Joe Biden not ‘close contact’
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US Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid-19 but Joe Biden not ‘close contact’

Apr 26th 2022, 6:05 PM 13,915 Views 16 Comments

Harris will isolate at her residence but continue to work remotely.

Coronavirus: 2,837 new cases reported as number of Covid patients at lowest since December
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Coronavirus: 2,837 new cases reported as number of Covid patients at lowest since December

Apr 26th 2022, 3:42 PM 18,197 Views 17 Comments

477 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, the first time the figure dropped below 500 since December.

Coronavirus: 6,841 cases recorded over weekend as death toll surpasses 7,000
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Coronavirus: 6,841 cases recorded over weekend as death toll surpasses 7,000

Apr 25th 2022, 4:59 PM 26,286 Views 4 Comments

535 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, including 43 in ICU.

NPHET 'did not communicate Covid-19 models as well as necessary' to Government, says Nolan
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NPHET 'did not communicate Covid-19 models as well as necessary' to Government, says Nolan

Apr 25th 2022, 2:06 PM 17,052 Views 13 Comments

Nolan said that as health experts, ‘we need to be better at communicating the range of possibilities and uncertainties’.

Opinion: Shareholders could exert greater influence over global access to Covid-19 vaccines
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Opinion: Shareholders could exert greater influence over global access to Covid-19 vaccines

Apr 24th 2022, 7:30 AM 6,898 Views 0 Comments

Prof Aisling McMahon and Dr Edana Richardson argue that shareholders in pharma have the power to demand better from companies.

Coronavirus: 2,778 new cases and 599 patients in hospital, including 39 in ICU
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Coronavirus: 2,778 new cases and 599 patients in hospital, including 39 in ICU

Updated Apr 22nd 2022, 6:15 PM 19,426 Views 13 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.

Longest known Covid-19 infection lasted 505 days, study finds
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Longest known Covid-19 infection lasted 505 days, study finds

Apr 22nd 2022, 12:52 PM 25,046 Views 40 Comments

The person first tested positive in early 2020 and continued to test positive until their death in 2021.

Appointments for second Covid-19 booster vaccines to begin from today
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Appointments for second Covid-19 booster vaccines to begin from today

Apr 22nd 2022, 8:23 AM 40,272 Views 46 Comments

It follows guidance from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC).

Coronavirus: 3,035 new cases and 654 patients in hospital, including 37 in ICU
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Coronavirus: 3,035 new cases and 654 patients in hospital, including 37 in ICU

Apr 21st 2022, 3:27 PM 14,644 Views 19 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.

Coronavirus: 3,348 new cases and 706 patients in hospital, including 42 in ICU
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Coronavirus: 3,348 new cases and 706 patients in hospital, including 42 in ICU

Apr 20th 2022, 5:54 PM 15,947 Views 5 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.

Coronavirus: 14,486 new cases and 750 patients in hospital, including 44 in ICU
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Coronavirus: 14,486 new cases and 750 patients in hospital, including 44 in ICU

Apr 19th 2022, 3:18 PM 22,648 Views 33 Comments

The Department of Health announced the latest figures from the Easter break this afternoon.

‘No further action’ to be taken over Nicola Sturgeon’s face mask breach
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‘No further action’ to be taken over Nicola Sturgeon’s face mask breach

Apr 18th 2022, 6:34 PM 15,495 Views 6 Comments

Scotland’s First Minister apologised as Police Scotland confirmed it had spoken to Ms Sturgeon.

Shanghai reports first deaths in latest Covid-19 outbreak
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Shanghai reports first deaths in latest Covid-19 outbreak

Apr 18th 2022, 9:47 AM 25,254 Views 18 Comments

All three who died had not been vaccinated against the virus and were elderly.

Nicola Sturgeon reported to police over apparent face mask law breach
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Nicola Sturgeon reported to police over apparent face mask law breach

Apr 17th 2022, 6:31 PM 39,234 Views 13 Comments

Scotland’s First Minister was visiting a barber’s while canvassing.

Shutdowns spread in China as Covid infections rise
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Shutdowns spread in China as Covid infections rise

Apr 15th 2022, 8:51 AM 28,679 Views 17 Comments

The government reported 29,411 new cases yesterday.

Denis Naughten: The only winners in the Holohan job debacle will be large consultancy firms
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Denis Naughten: The only winners in the Holohan job debacle will be large consultancy firms

Apr 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 24,602 Views 21 Comments

The independent TD says the mishandling of a potential move by the CMO to Trinity College is a wasted opportunity.

Coronavirus: 4,195 new cases and 904 patients in hospital, including 57 in ICU
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Coronavirus: 4,195 new cases and 904 patients in hospital, including 57 in ICU

Apr 14th 2022, 3:30 PM 15,651 Views 14 Comments

The Department of Health is advising people to continue to follow public health advice over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Coronavirus: 4,728 new cases and 933 patients in hospital, including 58 in ICU
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Coronavirus: 4,728 new cases and 933 patients in hospital, including 58 in ICU

Apr 13th 2022, 3:20 PM 14,077 Views 5 Comments

The Department of Health announced the latest figures in a statement this afternoon.

Shanghai lockdown eased following reports of disorder
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Shanghai lockdown eased following reports of disorder

Apr 13th 2022, 2:37 PM 10,245 Views 3 Comments

About 6.6 million people can go outdoors, but some must stay in their own neighbourhoods in the Chinese city.

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