Beacon fiasco ‘a slap in the face’ to weary nation
As the vaccine waiting game continues, the news that the private hospital had given 20 doses to the teachers of a prestigious private school infuriated an increasingly frustrated public
Volatile, precarious, fragile: we are running out of appropriate adjectives for the tight spot we find ourselves in. Everyone’s calendar is marked for April 5 and the return of some of our civil and social liberties, but expectations are being dampened as case numbers once again rise and Covid-19 maintains its spirit-crushing dominance.
The first three months of this year were the hardest the health service had ever experienced, Paul Reid, the chief executive...
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Analysis: Hope rises as 2 million vaccines administered
A quarter of a million doses are expected to be administered this week, increasing to between 260,000 and 280,000 next week
Supermarkets rule out antigen test sale after Lidl controversy
Supervalu and Aldi say they have no plans to sell the rapid testing kits after public health officials rebuke Lidl
Nphet must recognise 'reality' of antigen test use, says Iemag member
Cathal Walsh says public health team must offer people advice on how antigen tests should or should not be used
'Public health consultants breathed a huge sigh of relief when mandatory hotel quarantine came in'
Fall in detections of 'variants of concern' has taken place since late March, when mandatory hotel quarantine was introduced