Susan O’Keeffe: Vaccination programme needs to be treated as a national emergency
Poor planning has beset Ireland’s fight against Covid-19 from the start, and we are still lacking
There is a very thin blue line of medical staff strung out across Ireland who are responsible for keeping people alive. They are under pressure every hour, working every minute, knowing that they are the only ones who can make a difference – who can save lives.
Outside their doors, it’s a different story. There is a swirl of indecision, mixed with delayed action and incoherent planning, all of which combines only to make the...
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Data check: The risk factor of AstraZeneca and what it means for vaccines rollout
New data has led to a change in policy across Europe on which age cohorts are safe to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine after reports emerged of rare blood clotting events. Will it affect Ireland’s vaccine rollout?
Covid-19: One million vaccine jabs done, many more to do
After a year of trauma and disruption things are finally looking up, with 3.9 million doses of the four licensed vaccines set to be delivered between now and the end of June
Barristers working for health panels are ‘frontline workers’, says HSE
Concerns about queue-skipping have been raised in recent weeks, but healthcare organisations say they have been working off guidance from the HSE, which includes a wide range of staff under the heading of frontline worker.
European Commission has no objection to Ireland’s quarantine list extension
Ireland has added four more countries – France, Belgium, Italy and Luxembourg – to the list of countries from which travellers must book into a hotel for a period of 12 days