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Executive director of WHO’s health emergencies programme Michael Ryan: ‘We need also to be cognisant of the fact that the disease can jump up at any time.’ Photograph: Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an “immediate second peak” if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbr(...)

SpaceX founder Elon Musk:   suggested the lockdown was “fascist”. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski

The award for the stupidest slogan of our unwanted coronavirus era has to be: “The cure can’t be worse than the disease.”  Touted by some busine(...)

World Health Organisation director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus meets President Xi Jinping in Beijing on January 28th. Photograph: Naohiko Hatta/Getty Images

The Covid-19 pandemic is turning the World Health Organisation (WHO) into a battleground for superpower rivalry between Beijing and Washington. Though(...)

Caroline Boyle, owner of Salamanca Restaurant, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

“This is the strangest maternity leave ever,” says Caroline Boyle, owner of Salamanca, a tapas restaurant in the heart of Dublin city centre, within s(...)

Fighting coronavirus: Scientists don’t know yet how long  immunity to Covid-19 will last in those who do develop sufficient antibodies. Illustration: iStock

Who is immune to Covid-19 is the question on everyone’s lips as Ireland – along with many other countries – begins to plan its exit from full lockdown(...)

World Health Organisation (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme Director Michael Ryan Photograph: AFP via Getty Images)

There is no evidence that blood tests to detect Covid-19 antibodies can show whether a person has immunity or is no longer at risk of becoming re-infe(...)

Young GPs work too long, stay too late and spend too much time on the job. File photograph: Pornpak Khunatorn/iStock

“General practice will never be the same again.” The GPs are all saying it, in medical journals, at the virtual meetings and in the WhatsApp groups. W(...)

  There are now 10,647 known coronavirus cases in the State, and 365 people have died from the virus. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

The health service faces a “key challenge” to speed up the turnaround time for coronavirus test results once it clears a backlog later this week, Mini(...)

A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to Covid-19. Photograph: Nexu Science Communication/Reuters.

This is a series of regular updates from Irish Times Environment & Science Editor Kevin O’Sullivan on scientific initiatives and developments on c(...)

A healthcare worker removes and discards personal protective equipment (PPE) outside the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in New York. Photograph: Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

Another 22 patients diagnosed with Covid-19 have died, the highest daily total recorded so far, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) repo(...)

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