Susan O’Keeffe: Mink variant a stark concern amid vaccine optimism
Scientists know that all new Covid-19 mutations have the potential to transmit even more readily than the existing strain — or may prove resistant to emerging vaccines
If a pangolin can or a bat can, then why not a mink? And what else might follow? Should we care that Covid-19 has emerged in Danish mink farms, in a mutated variety? Or is this just part of the virus landscape, a hiccup rather than another hammer-blow to the concerted effort?
Bats certainly got a bad rap when coronavirus first emerged, blamed almost exclusively for the virus which has caused untold damage and misery...
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Colin Murphy: Ireland was abusing its unwed mothers even before there was Church and state collusion
Twentieth-century Ireland was one of the most repressive sexual cultures in the world. Much of that is on the Catholic Church, but not all of it
Off Message: Flighty influencers have gone too far this time
Celebrities heading to far-flung sunny destinations while the rest of us are restricted to 5km is not a good look. So why do they do it?
Elaine Byrne: We need to stop being afraid to say what really happened to these girls
What was done to many of the children and women who ended up in the Mother and Baby Homes cannot be called anything other than rape