Analysis: Variants and vaccines make projecting path of virus more complex
While the vaccine rollout should reduce the number of new Covid-19 cases, the increased transmissibility of the new variant mean progress in suppressing the virus has slowed
Projecting the pathway out of the pandemic has never been so tricky as modellers must contend with many moving parts.
Covid-19 case trajectories typically fell at a predictable rate in January after the most recent lockdown was introduced.
But while the vaccination rollout should see cases falling further, the increased transmissibility of the new B117 variant means progress in suppressing the virus has slowed in recent weeks.
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
All Digital Access + eReader
Unlimited Access for 1 Month, €19.99 Monthly thereafter
*New subscribers only
€149 For the 1st Year
Unlimited Access for 1 Year
90 Day Pass
Unlimited Access for 2 Years
Get a Business Account for you and your team
Some people with cystic fibrosis still awaiting Covid-19 vaccine, charity warns
Cystic Fibrosis Ireland expresses concern about younger patients who are at very high risk from the coronavirus but still have not received their jab
Top medic: ‘If the state can pay for Viagra, it can pay for extreme pregnancy sickness drugs’
Peter Boylan, a former master of the National Maternity Hospital, says hyperemesis gravidarum is a severe condition and it‘s reasonable to expect the drugs payment scheme to reimburse sufferers
Over 300 administered vaccine doses not recorded as given to priority groups
HSE says failure to record cohort of vaccine recipient may be due to poor record keeping or a technical issue
Praxis Care to hire 400 new carers as demand for services grows
The charity, which supports people with mental health problems and learning difficulties, is open to recruiting from hospitality sector as training will be provided