Liam Glynn

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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(...)

The only way to improve and speed up contact tracing is by using technology, Dr Liam Glynn says. Photograph: Collins

Contact tracking apps will have to be considered to determine the level of community transmission of corona virus, a GP and academic has said. Dr Li(...)

The successful easing of restrictions in Ireland will involve ‘no border’ thinking on the island, says Prof Sam McConkey

There is much unfinished business to be dealt with quickly before Ireland can begin to ease coronavirus restrictions, according to University of Limer(...)

The 28-bed Maryborough Centre is in  St Fintan’s Hospital, Portlaoise, Co Laois. Photograph: Google Street

Eight residents in a Co Laois psychiatric centre have died from Covid-19 since the weekend. The HSE has confirmed that nine residents in the Maryboro(...)

Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases  in the US, said people should not assume a change in the weather will limit the spread of the coronavirus. ‘You must assume that the virus will continue to do its thing,’ he said. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times.

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

Liz Connor and her daughters Ellen (8) and Grace (6) wear protective facemasks as they go for a walk to celebrate Mother’s Day in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland will have to make a decision on moving to a more restrictive stage of lockdown in coming days given rising cases of coronavirus, according to(...)

A graphic representation of novel coronavirus created by Irish scientist Eoin Winston of Nexu and Jason McLellan from the University of Texas.   It includes a realistic representation of its distinctive spike protein which may be key to developing a vaccine.

This is part of a series of regular updates from Irish Times Environment and Science Editor Kevin O’Sullivan who is examaining scientific initiatives (...)

A Chinese shopkeeper waits for customers at a local market in Beijing on March 4th. A 55-year-old individual from Hubei province may have been the first person to have contracted Covid-19 in November last year. Photograph: Getty Images

This is the first in a series of regular updates from Irish Times Environment and Science Editor Kevin O’Sullivan on scientific initiatives and develo(...)

A demonstration of the test for Covid-19. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is a simple reason for the alarming rise in confirmed cases of coronavirus in recent days, a trend that will only accelerate as this week progre(...)

Testing  it is being applied to those with symptoms consistent with the virus given that community transmission is likely to be increasing. Photograph: Alan Betson

Scaled-up testing for coronavirus across the country from this week is expected to confirm a large increase in cases. The measure is critical at thi(...)

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