Sam Mcconkey

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A pulse oximeter is placed on a person’s finger to measure the oxygen level in the blood. Photograph: iStock

Get an oximeter, wash out your nose and sleep on your front . . . A doctor’s advice on how to manage a mild case of Covid-19 at home The guidanc(...)

Prof Luke O’Neill says there is a “risk” the number of deaths per day could rise to 100 or higher.

The daily number of Covid-deaths will “inevitably” increase and could rise “exponentially” in coming weeks as numbers dying from the illness catch up (...)

The Government may look to reintroduce the 5km travel limit. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Government may be forced to implement full Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions because of serious concerns about the number of people being hospitalised(...)

Infectious disease specialist  Prof Sam McConkey was criticised in many quarters for his perceived negativity when he urged caution on the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. File photograph: Getty

A predilection for too much consensus or groupthink has often caused us harm in out country. Like buffalo, a significant number of Irish people prefer(...)

The Department of Health said the vaccine stocks it purchases via the European Commission will be required to meet ‘rigorous international safety standards’.

Health officials are developing a public communications strategy ahead of the roll out of a Covid-19 vaccination programme, amid concerns that public (...)

Covid-19 street art on a boarded up shop on Dublin’s Baggot Street Upper. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Outbreaks of coronavirus infections almost doubled in the second week of November with the number of private household outbreaks more than doubling, o(...)

Kyle Park Agricultural school, built by Alan Turing’s grandfather in 1843

The day before the US election, I had to drive down to darkest Tipperary for a television shoot. After months of confinement in Dublin, enforced or vo(...)

Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoegiving an update on the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme  in Government Buildings,Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The Minister for Finance has said “more signs and more evidence” that the spread of Covid-19 is under control are needed before Government can outline(...)

Covid-19 signposts at Tullamore Golf Club. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Golf and tennis clubs are being forced to close because they are deemed to be “non-essential” services, a Government spokesman has said. There was sh(...)

Golfers wear masks while playing in Melbourne as some of the city’s three-month-old stay at home restrictions  were further eased on falling Covid-19  infection rates. Photograph: William West/AFP via Getty Images

Let me describe how a game of golf evolves during a pandemic, or used to till the spoilsports made their decision on Wednesday. You get into your car,(...)

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