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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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Quarter of Irish people Say Mental Health Deteriorated During Pandemic

A new RCSI MyHealth virtual series aims to empower people to live well during and after COVID-19 as a quarter of Irish people say that their mental health deteriorated during…

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Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Significantly Lowers Infection Risk

A third  booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has significantly improved protection from infection and serious illness among people aged 60 and older in Israel compared with those who received…

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Why Fully Vaccinated People Are Still Getting Covid

People who are fully vaccinated against Covid are highly protected against severe infection, hospitalisation and death caused by the virus. But coronavirus cases among the fully vaccinated — so-called “breakthrough”…

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Drug Potentially Prevents Respiratory Damage in COVID-19 Patients

Scientists have identified a drug that can prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from binding to human cells, potentially preventing respiratory damage to the lung, clot formation and the development…

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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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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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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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