Hope springs eternal: HSE plans vaccine surge in April
A last-minute adjustment to ditch the AstraZeneca jab for the over-70s brought another unwelcome delay to the vaccine rollout, but GPs say steady work is being done behind the scenes
A continent on pause: why Europe is still struggling with slow vaccine roll-out
Almost a year into the pandemic, nations across the EU are still struggling to decide on strategy and jump-start a sluggish vaccine roll-out while the US finally gets its act together
A year of living precariously: is there an end in sight to the nightmare?
As the national daily number of new coronavirus cases stubbornly refuses to drop below 1,000, many are feeling the strain under the weight of uncertainty
Danielle Barron: ‘The rules of the game have changed, and we have to change with them’
While the opposition wants the state to pursue a Zero-Covid approach, the government has already essentially committed to ‘prolonged suppression’. But what do the public health experts think?
The zero-sum game: is Covid-19 elimination our only option?
The argument for closing borders is getting harder to dismiss, as case numbers remain high and variants threaten the efficacy of vaccines
Putting hope on ice as coronavirus winter bites harder
This Christmas season, our dreams of a release from Covid-19 were cruelly dashed, but we did receive the gift of the first vaccines to our shores
Nphet’s mood music changes with all lead indicators going in the wrong direction
Expert warns there isn’t a ‘recipe book’ from which we can select an anti-Covid-19 strategy that is just right
This Christmas could be the most dangerous time of the year
Despite reports of booming trade in restaurants and retail, research indicates that people are cautious about visiting others at Christmas
Danielle Barron: Undecideds key to success of vaccinating the nation
Guarded optimism is the order of the day as people wait for the first coronavirus vaccines to land, but medical experts fear that a rump of the public will simply refuse to participate
The true toll of Covid-19 will take years to establish
The best current method of quantifying the effect of the pandemic is by looking at excess death rates, but these too may be influenced by unseen factors
A pan-European pandemic: how the EU is pushing back
As the second wave is unfolding across Europe, what are our neighbour nations doing about it? And will a new strategy emerge where the European Union collaborates to fight Covid-19 as a cohesive unit?
‘Only hard, boring health measures, not silver bullets, will fix this mess’
Experts say we must remain hopeful, as significant developments in Covid-19 epidemiology, treatment and prevention take place on a weekly basis