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WHO warns of ‘catastrophic moral failure’ in Covid vaccine distribution
- January 19, 2021, 07:24
The world is on the brink of a “catastrophic moral failure” in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. (...)
Q&A: Can I still pass Covid on after I’ve been vaccinated?
- Health & Family
- January 19, 2021, 06:01
The World Health Organisation estimates that vaccines prevented at least 10 million deaths between 2010 and 2015. “Many millions more lives were (...)
Low-income countries rush to access Covid-19 vaccines
- January 16, 2021, 10:34
There are triumphant scenes as lorries leave a vaccine plant in Pune, India, loaded with boxes that will prevent thousands of deaths. Adar Poonawalla,(...)
Infertility treatment: When will free IVF be introduced in Ireland?
- Health & Family
- January 16, 2021, 06:00
In 2019, the government committed to publicly funding infertility services, including IVF. Lynn Enright asks if it will happen this year and speaks(...)
Ireland’s vaccine rollout: Can we stay at the top of the EU league table?
- January 16, 2021, 01:00
HSE chief executive Paul Reid is an avid soccer fan. On Thursday he said Irish people may feel like the country is 5-1 down in the Covid-19 battle but(...)
A lasting trauma: Wuhan at the heart of the battle over roots of coronavirus
- January 15, 2021, 16:15
Boxes of imported steaks arriving at the Baishazhou wholesale market in Wuhan go through an elaborate ritual before being placed in the freezers that (...)
Covid-19: Warning over Brazil variant as 50 more deaths recorded
- January 15, 2021, 10:37
A further 50 deaths of Covid-19 patients were reported on Friday as the chief medical officer warned of a newly identified variant identified in Brazi(...)
The pressure on hospitals from the unprecedented surge in Covid-19 patients is expected to peak in the next week, according to public health officials(...)
Ireland could be ‘in serious trouble’ if new variants ‘change rules’ – Mike Ryan
- January 14, 2021, 20:37
Ireland and other countries could be “in serious trouble” if new variants of Covid-19 “change the rules of the game” in terms of preventing transmissi(...)
African Union secures 270m Covid-19 vaccine doses as cases surge on continent
- January 14, 2021, 19:21
The African Union has secured a provisional 270 million Covid-19 vaccine doses for its member states, with at least 50 million becoming available betw(...)
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