Spaced out: Can physical distancing work for Ireland‘s leisure sector?
Fitness and leisure business owners are determined to re-open their centres when it’s safe to do so, but say they must have some financial support to do it
Social distancing, physical distancing, spatial distancing – call it what you like, nobody much cares for it.
Over the past two months, our usual ways of interacting with one another have been torn asunder. Gone are handshakes and crowds and embraces. The rudimentary chalk line on the footpath is our new master, delineating a socially acceptable box within which we must wait for just about everything.
Despite the unpleasantness of our new norms, we abide...
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Government hopes to raise vaccination rates via passports for pubs and restaurants
Ministers hope that extending the use of vaccination passports beyond the planned date of October 22 will put pressure on more unvaccinated people to get the jab
The Last Post: Covid symptoms ‘drink-driving’ comparison is an analogy too far
Professor Philip Nolan of Nphet said ‘leaving your home with symptoms has to become socially unacceptable, like drink-driving’, but comparing people with allergies or head colds to people who drink and then get behind the wheel is over the top
Full vaccination more effective than a booster campaign, Nphet advisor says
Cathal Walsh says strain-specific top-ups can play a role but primary vaccination is still far more effective
Covid-19: Wonder drugs become another weapon in ongoing battle against the virus
Recent tests by Merck of an antiviral pill that appears to cut hospitalisation risk by 50 per cent sent the company’s shares soaring. Other companies, including Dublin-based AiPharma, are also in the race to develop antiviral medications