Paddy Mallon

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A member of the medical staff donning PPE before working in the Covid Emergency Department at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In St Vincent’s Hospital’s intensive care unit, medical staff are racing to deal with fast-rising numbers of admissions, while taking delivery of s(...)

Prof Paddy Mallon: If the new strain is easier to transmit, it could force a fundamental change in how the Government controls the virus. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new, more infectious strain of coronavirus reported in parts of Britain has led to the Government and other countries including Germany and Italy to(...)

The positivity rate for tests carried out also continues to improve, down to 4.8 per cent today from a high of 7.3 per cent on October 20th.  File photograph: The Irish Times.

Maintaining the downward trend in Covid-19 cases is “crucial”, chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan has said, after the lowest daily case figures in (...)

A nurse shows a flu vaccine at a clinic in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Yonhap/EPA

The threat of a “twindemic” caused by both Covid-19 and influenza outbreaks this winter might not be as serious as first thought, following record low(...)

Dublin teenager Molly Ryan is still suffering coronavirus after-effects: ‘I had bad heart pain and the fever was meant to go after five days, but it just stayed.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Like many young people Molly Ryan did not think Covid-19 could happen to her. Ryan (19) played hockey for Pembroke and ran for Blackrock Athletic Cl(...)

People pass graffiti in Dublin City centre. Photograph: Tom Honan

There were no further deaths of people from Covid-19 but an additional 56 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in the State, the National P(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin outlines the new restrictions that have been imposed on the residents of Kildare, Laois and Offaly in response to a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases in the midlands. Photograph: Julien Behal

Residents of Kildare, Laois and Offaly face limits on their movement for at least two weeks as part of a series of new restrictions in these areas in (...)

Research published in the journal Respirology shows treatment with tocilizumab may deliver a favourable outcome in seriously-ill Covid-19 patients. Photograph:  Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

The potential of a commonly-used arthritis drug in treating seriously-ill Covid-19 patients, especially in avoiding the need for mechanical ventilatio(...)

Simon Harris, Anne Graham, chief executive,  NTA, Leo Varadkar  and  Shane Ross wearing face masks during a press briefing to promote the wearing of masks on public transport. Hotograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The mandatory wearing of face masks on public transport is unlikely to take effect until next week at the earliest, despite increases in bus and train(...)

Face coverings on display in a Dublin shop. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As we exit this week from restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the question on everyone’s mind is: “Will there be a surge of cases as we come ou(...)

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