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People who wear face visors instead of masks to protect themselves from Covid-19 may be putting themselves at greater risk from the illness with older people particularly vulnerable, one of the State’s leading virologists has warned. Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images)

People who wear face visors instead of masks to protect themselves from Covid-19 may be putting themselves at greater risk from the illness with older(...)

The flu vaccine is free for those over 65, people with long-term health issues and children. Photograph: iStock

Facing into the winter flu season during a pandemic is a frightening prospect. The severity of the influenza viruses in circulation each year is alrea(...)

If an effective vaccine materialises, all changes; but no one can assume vaccination will save us.   Illustration:  Frank Bienewald/ Getty Images

What does the statistic of zero new deaths reported on Monday mean for Ireland? If Ireland avoids a second coronavirus peak, Monday, May 25th, 2020 wi(...)

Prof Arnie Hill, of  the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, believes  Covid has expanded people’s interest in healthcare.

In 2008, a massive global recession gave the world a crash course in economics. Suddenly, credit default swaps, hedge funds and equity ratios (don’t a(...)

An N95 protective mask sits on the dashboard of an ambulance in Teaneck, New Jersey. Photograph: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg

As the number of people wearing protective face masks in Ireland soars one of the State’s leading virologists has warned that the equipment may actual(...)

Prof Marc Van Ranst said the pandemic was exposing weaknesses in national healthcare systems.

The Covid-19 virus is “incredibly aggressive and spectacularly contagious”, according to leading coronavirus scientists. Virus numbers are three tim(...)

Senior physician Henrik Nielsen receives the drug remdesivir in a cooling box, to test on COVID-19 patients, at Aalborg University Hospital in Copenhagen. Photograph: Henning Bagger/EPA

A cacophony of drug hopefuls for Covid-19 has bombarded news headlines and bounced around social media for weeks. There have been incendiary announcem(...)

A hand-washing demonstration to prevent the spread of coronavirus at a medical centre in California. Photograph: Alex Welsh/The New York Times

Are you washing your hands correctly? While most Irish people have become much more focused when it comes to hand hygiene in recent days as fears over(...)

“GPs see many otherwise healthy young people who become very ill as a result of the flu”

1) What is the flu? Known as influenza, seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It infects your lungs and upper airways,(...)