Philip Nolan

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A person gets a booster vaccine against Covid-19 during campaign in Lublin, Poland. Photograph: Wojtek Jargilo/EPA

The Covid-19 vaccine booster programme of third doses is well under way with more than 200,000 already administered, but hundreds of thousands more pe(...)

Combating coronavirus. ‘We know good ventilation is absolutely vital in helping to make indoor spaces safe,” says virologist Prof Gerald Barry of Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Ireland goes into the winter badly prepared to make effective use of ventilation to combat the threat posed by Covid-19, according to a Government-app(...)

A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Photographer: Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg

Regular seasonal vaccinations with booster jabs against Covid-19 will likely be the way to live with the coronavirus in the long-term, an immunologist(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan warned that the ‘force of infection’ was ‘simply too high’ across the population. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan says it will be “a challenge” to get Covid-19 case numbers down from their current high levels to as low as pos(...)

For much of the past year and a half, antigen tests were viewed by many experts as not particularly useful in the battle against the spread of Covid-1(...)

There were 464 patients with Covid-19 in hospital on Wednesday morning, including 86 in intensive care. File photograph: The Irish Times

The future trajectory of Covid-19 in Ireland remains very uncertain and there is a “significant risk” to the operation of the health service, a Nation(...)

Professor Philip Nolan was chairman of Nphet’s epidemiological modelling advisory group, which has played a critical role in controlling the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Prof Philip Nolan, currently a member of the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet), is to become director general of Science Foundation Irelan(...)

The delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 has an estimated reproduction number of between five and eight, meaning on average one case will pass the virus on to between five and eight others

In advance of the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) deciding on Monday on a response to the latest surge in Covid-19 cases, its members h(...)

‘We’re relying exclusively on slow and expensive lab-based PCR testing, instead of a test that costs about €6 in pharmacies [and] can be administered at home.’ Photograph: iStock

Here we go again. The Covid case numbers are rising. The positivity rate is over 10 per cent. Professor Philip Nolan of the National Public Health Eme(...)

Politicians also appear to be pinning their hopes on the wider use of booster shots. File photograph: Getty

From boasting about the massive uptake of our Covid-19 vaccine rollout, the focus has suddenly switched to analysing its shortcomings. With case numb(...)

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