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Doctors and scientists need to get better at translating science into knowledge that people need, said Mike Ryan. File photograph: EPA

The Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on mental health “has not been counted yet” but will have an effect “for many years to come”, the World Health Organisa(...)

Getting more people vaccinated gets harder after the most vulnerable and those most enthusiastic about vaccines have been inoculated. It will prove a lot harder to get from 70%  to 80% cover than from 60%  to 70%

It came from nowhere, ripped savagely through our lives and is currently overstaying its welcome. But when will the Covid-19 pandemic end? Or will it (...)

The coalition said people in developing countries need “urgent access” to vaccines and treatments. Photograph: Laura Hutton/ The Irish Times/ File

There “simply is no way” to defeat Covid-19 in Ireland without “united action worldwide”, an open letter to the Taoiseach from a coalition of Irish or(...)

Trócaire says ‘the number of boxes sent to each parish has been reduced by up to 50 per cent’ this year. File photograph: Kim Haughton

Irish charity Trócaire has urged the public to continue supporting its “life-saving work” as its inability to distribute as many collection boxes due (...)

Economic supports would remain ‘as long as they are needed’, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe  said on Monday.  Photograph: Julien Behal

Staycations within Ireland will be the main support for the tourism sector this summer, and Government pandemic help for businesses is likely to conti(...)

Members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) team investigating the origins of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photograph: Hector Retamal/ AFP via Getty

World Health Organisation (WHO) experts have visited an animal disease centre in the Chinese city of Wuhan as part of their investigation into the ori(...)

People surf in waves off Jumeira beach near the Burj al Arab hotel in Dubai. Dubai replaced its top health official on Sunday after coronavirus cases in the United Arab Emirates, of which it is part, spiked in recent weeks. Photograph: Christopher Pike/Bloomberg

After opening itself to New Year revellers, Dubai is now being blamed by several countries for spreading the coronavirus abroad, as questions swirl ab(...)

Covid-19 probably arose in a horseshoe bat. But the biological and ecological steps it took to reach humans remain obscure. Photograph: Conor Kelleher

Two factors are increasingly worrying as the world desperately tries to control ever increasing spread of Covid-19: The first is the almost unbearable(...)

Cars  line up at the RocDoc rapid Covid test centre based  at Dublin Airport on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

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(...)

An ambulance arrives at the Mater Hospital in Dublin this week, as hospitals come under pressure from a surge in Covid-19 patients. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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(...)

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