COVID 19

Ireland Updates as Cabinet Call Emergency Meeting Over Level Five Lockdown

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan returned to chair the meeting of health experts tonight Major changes and closures could be put in place across Ireland as the entire country…

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How Munster’s Pharmaceutical Industry is Responding to the Global Race for a Covid-19 Vaccine

The global race for a Covid-19 vaccine has led to a surge in pharmaceutical activity and recruitment across Munster, writes Aisling Kiernan The global search for Covid-19 treatments has resulted…

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Researchers Report First Case of Coronavirus Reinfection

The first case of someone being reinfected with coronavirus has been reported by researchers in Hong Kong. The findings could have significant implications for the development of vaccines and what…

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Public Asked to Re-double Efforts in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim in Fight Against Covid-19

Our communities across Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim have been living with the COVID-19 pandemic for the past six months. We have all dealt with the very severe restrictions of the…

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YOUTH & COVID-19

IMPACTS ON JOBS, EDUCATION, RIGHTSAND MENTAL WELL-BEING The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our lives. Even before the onset of the crisis, the social and economic integration of…

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‘Let’s Get Moving Again’ Booklet Launch

HSE Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow & HSE Cork North/South Lee Community Healthcare in conjunction with the Irish Society for Chartered Physiotherapists have produced a “Let’s Get Moving Again”…

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Eli Lilly is Testing a Way to Prevent Covid-19 That’s Not a Vaccine

Nurses and patients in some US assisted living facilities will receive an antibody drug to prevent covid-19 infection, according to drug company Eli Lilly. The drug: Early in the coronavirus pandemic, companies searched…

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Face Masks: 20 Key Facts About Wearing Them Safely

The percentage of people in Ireland wearing face masks in public is quite low – far lower than the 83.4 per cent uptake reported in Italy. This is despite face masks…

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Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker: How Close Are We to a Vaccine

More than 140 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine. Researchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, with more than…

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Covid-19: Reports of Rape and Child Sex Abuse Rise Sharply During Pandemic

The number of people reporting experiences of rape and child sex abuse increased sharply during the first four months of the coronavirus pandemic, figures from the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) show….

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One Million Downloads of COVID Tracker App in 48 hours

Figures from the HSE show that there have been one million downloads of the COVID Tracker App since it went live. The app, which was launched Tuesday, 7 July 2020…

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COVID-fighting robot

MIT-designed robot can disinfect a warehouse floor in 30 minutes, and could one day be employed in grocery stores and schools. MIT has designed a robot that is capable of…

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National roll out of Virtual Platform for Health Appointments

Attend Anywhere is a safe, simple video conferencing tool, initially used in Scotland and now elsewhere that enables health professionals to continue to see patients, albeit virtually for a video…

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RTE aired a documentary yesterday looking at the battle to save lives on St James’ Hospital frontline during Covid-19 fight

Filmed in one of Ireland’s busiest hospitals in the midst of lockdown, RTÉ Investigates: Inside Ireland’s Covid Battle goes behind the scenes at St James’s Hospital, Dublin Brave Covid-19 patients,…

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Epidemic of Contaminated Waste

An epidemic of contaminated waste is following the Coronavirus The world is struggling to deal with the spread of another medical problem created by the coronavirus – a deluge of…

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Pandemic Tops 10 Million Cases

UPDATE: Confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe surpassed 10 million on Sunday, with deaths closing in on 500,000, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Deaths from the coronavirus worldwide topped…

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COVID Tracker App

Dept of Health and the HSE announce the publication of the COVID Tracker App DPIA and source code The Department of Health and the Health Service Executive have today published…

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Crane Worldwide Logistics Podcast

Crane Worldwide Logistics has been at the coalface of the supply chain throughout the Covid-19 crisis aiding both the national emergency services and frontline workers in sourcing and delivering both…

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Put me on the Frontline: Ciarán Lanigan

Máirtín Breathnach interviews Ciaran Lanigan, Clinical Lead in the Croke Park testing centre. We were delighted to catch up with Ciaran Lanigan who oversaw the testing of the potentual Covid-19…

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Irish-based firm looks at blood-based alternative to a Covid-19 vaccine

Whether it’s starting from scratch to develop an entirely novel vaccine, or testing the effectiveness of an existing vaccination on Covid-19, healthcare companies across the globe have been working day…

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