Andrew Byrne contracted Covid in November and December 2021

Andrew Byrne (25) contracted Covid-19 for the first time in November but had very mild symptoms and thought he had “cheated Covid”. A month and a half(...)

Christmas shoppers in Dublin on Thursday. PA Photo. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Early evidence from South Africa, Denmark and the UK – countries that are higher up the Omicron wave than Ireland – suggests that this new variant wi(...)

The Omicron variant accounts for two-thirds of confirmed Irish cases, so there is no room for complacency even if Christmas is a relentless push towards socialisation. Photograph: iStock

There are shocking indications of Covid-19 reinfection at present. The virus is affecting those who have previously had Covid-19 and also people who h(...)

The UK recorded 90,629 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, up 52 per cent on the same day last week. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday that he would not introduce any further coronavirus restrictions in England before Christmas, but warned that addit(...)

Shoppers, some wearing face coverings to combat the spread of the coronavirus, on Oxford Street in central London on Friday. Photograph:  Niklas Halle’n/AFP via Getty Images

Covid-19 booster shots could be up to 75 per cent effective against preventing symptomatic infection from the Omicron coronavirus variant, according t(...)

Aifric Campbell

Two women from very different backgrounds take an eerie road trip together in Aifric Campbell’s intriguing new novel, The Love Makers. Scarlett, the d(...)

A representation of SARS-CoV-2 on display at Oxford University Museum in the UK.

The pandemic is leaving in its wake perhaps millions of patients struggling with long-Covid, a debilitating illness marked by fatigue, malaise after a(...)

Rooftop solar PV technology enables families, farmers, businesses and all building owners to directly engage in delivering the solutions to climate change. Photograph: iStock

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technologies convert the energy from sunlight into electricity. The technology has improved significantly in recent years and (...)

Almost 89% of the population over the age of 12 in the State is fully vaccinated. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

More than four in every 10 people who tested positive for Covid-19 in the six weeks to mid-October were fully vaccinated against the disease, new offi(...)

Should fully vaccinated individuals become infected they remain protected against severe disease and death, and tend to have only a mild infection. Photograph: iStock

People who are fully vaccinated against Covid yet catch the virus are just as infectious to others in their household as infected unvaccinated people,(...)

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