Syringes with the Pfizer vaccine ready to be distributed in Michigan. Photograph: Emily Rose Bennett/New York Times

Millions of Americans are not getting the second doses of their Covid-19 vaccines, and their ranks are growing. More than five million people, or near(...)

Pharmacist Asha Fowells after vaccinating Judy Phillips with her first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in south London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

It has been difficult to keep track of the events concerning access to vaccines over the last few days. Just over a week ago, the EU Commission signal(...)

Kay McNulty: had to learn English in the US before attending school as her family had been Irish speaking

A young woman from the Donegal Gaeltacht was at the centre of the development of computer technology but her major contribution was sadly not recognis(...)

It took a while for technology to make its way into the hiring process but, over the last decade, tech solutions such as game-based assessment have ca(...)

A promenade at Andratx Port in Majorca, Spain covered in debris on December 28th following Storm Bella.  Photograph: Cati Cladera/EPA

As the world struggles to recover from the hard reset of Covid-19, what can 2021 bring us? “Never again” became a universal injunction, after the dev(...)

A laboratory technician handles vials as part of filling and packaging tests for the production and supply of the University of Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate, AZD1222, conducted on a high-performance aseptic vial filling line on September 11th, 2020 at the Italian biologics manufacturing facility of multinational corporation Catalent in Anagni, southeast of Rome. Photograph: Vincenzo PINTO / AFP

The morning after the world learned that a closely watched clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine – being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford Univers(...)

The UCD campus. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

University College Dublin president Prof Andrew Deeks was told last year by a professor who quit a gender equality group at the university that she sa(...)

‘I truly believe a flu jab and a renewed zeal for hand washing and social distancing will make the winter ahead a bearable one.’ Photograph: iStock

As the evenings begin to close in and a distinctly autumnal air prevails, the sense of a challenging winter ahead is difficult to ignore. For many pat(...)

Rather than dealing with anxiety by getting lost worrying, it’s helpful to experiment with empowering strategies. Photograph: iStock

In this emotional equivalent to an ultramarathon, it’s key to have some stress-reducing strategies available that work quickly and efficiently to help(...)

A photo provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a colorised transmission electron microscope image of coronavirus. Photograph: NIAID via The New York Times

Scientists are beginning to untangle one of the most complex biological mysteries of the coronavirus pandemic: Why do some people get severely sick, w(...)

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