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IMO Urges Government to Increase Access to Covid 19 Vaccines in Poorest Parts of the World

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has strongly endorsed calls to increase the availability of Covid 19 vaccines in the poorest parts of the world. The Council of the IMO last…

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Government Plan to Enter EU Joint Procurement to Purchase Therapeutic Treatments for COVID-19

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has confirmed that Ireland is pursuing the purchase of COVID-19 therapeutic treatments, following discussions at the Cabinet meeting. Ireland will seek to purchase treatments…

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Ministerial Review of Sarsfield Barracks in Limerick

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney T.D., accompanied by the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Seán Clancy, reviewed the 119th Infantry Battalion, UNIFIL in Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick. Commanded by Lieutenant…

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Minister Brophy Announces Further €1m Funding for COVAX

Minister for International Development and Diaspora Colm Brophy has announced a further €1m in funding for COVAX, the international facility for supporting equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations globally. The announcement…

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Setting Up a Health Partnership in Kenya

Health partnerships, also referred to as North-South partnership, are setting up between high and low-to-middle income countries, involving Higher Education Institutions, Health Service Providers, NGOs and other groups engaged in…

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IMO Warns of Devastating Impact of Covid-19 on Waiting Lists

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has warned that Covid-19 will have a devastating impact on cancer services and waiting lists for years to come. Speaking on the impact of the…

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Cancer research activity down by almost half during pandemic: Irish Cancer Society

Vital cancer research aimed at developing new treatments and improving care fell by half due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Irish Cancer Society has revealed. The number of patients recruited…

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GSK gears up for trials as it pushes ahead with three possible Covid-19 vaccines and two antibody treatments

The British drugs group is working on three possible vaccines for the deadly virus with partners, as well as two antibody treatments.  It is also shipping record amounts of flu…

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Sweden Rejected Covid-19 Lockdown – Could Ireland Learn From its Maverick Approach?

Sweden was the only major European country to reject lockdown and leave most of its bars, restaurants and shops open during the Covid-19 crisis. Ireland took the least maverick route…

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Countries Urged to Take Stronger Action to Stop Spread of Harmful Information

The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the UN, specialised agencies and partners today called on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote the timely dissemination of science-based…

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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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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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What is a serological test?

Countries are scrambling to test hundreds of thousands of people to see if they are infected by the coronavirus. That test, which employs a technique called PCR, looks directly for…

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Coronavirus Patients Are Reporting Neurological Symptoms

As case numbers of COVID-19 continue to rise around the world, those afflicted are reporting neurological symptoms. Some studies report that over a third of patients show neurological symptoms. In the vast…

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TRIAGE TRENT LOGISTICS

Triage and treatment tents have become ubiquitous in the current pandemic, improving throughput and keeping infectious but relatively well patients outside of the hospital. Emergency physician Josh Bucher, assistant professor…

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Top Chinese Scientist: Not Wearing Masks-‘a big mistake’

George Gao, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as the pandemic spreads

The countries affected, the number of deaths and the economic impact Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles. Copying articles to…

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Spain passes China Covid-19 death toll, 2nd behind Italy

The number of Covid-19 related deaths in Spain jumped by 738 in the last 24 hours as the country surpassed China to become the second-deadliest global hotspot in the pandemic…

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COVID-19 CRISIS RESPONSE HANDBOOK

The Official Emergency Services Crisis Response Handbook will contain information on: 1. Getting ready: Emergency preparedness and crisis response.  2. Protecting and empowering: community-based protection; protection interventions, specific needs, legal standards and…

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Garda Holiday and Travel Club

Established in 1991, the Garda Holiday and Travel Club provides holidays and travel arrangements at the keenest possible prices for its members. Operating from the 6th floor, Phibsboro Tower, Dublin…

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