How real is the risk of a second wave of Covid-19?
Scientists have set out three possible scenarios for how the next phase of Covid-19 will evolve, but none of them predict the disappearance of the virus
Pointing to a graph showing a flattened curve, Suzuki Naomichi, the governor of Hokkaido, the second largest island of Japan, announced in the middle of March that the region had contained its coronavirus outbreak and could therefore lift its weeks-old state of emergency.
“We were on defence until now, but we hope to enter a new stage,” he said.
Less than a month later, he reimposed a state of emergency, warning that Hokkaido...
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Tony O’Brien: The apparent slow collapse of Sláintecare deserves more than a shrug of the shoulders
Downplaying and media management dominated the government’s response to the resignation of Laura Magahy and Tom Keane from the Sláintecare programme
‘Reinforcing’ of existing HSE structures played role in Sláintecare resignations
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HSE never used Citywest conference centre as isolation hub despite multimillion refurbishment
Executive leased conference centre for use as an overspill facility but never used the conference centre despite millions being spent making it habitable
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