Tag Archives: Covid

Study suggests novel reason for wide range in COVID illness: people never exposed to virus have some antibodies

Article content continued Even if they are legitimate, he said, it would be “speculative” to suggest that antibodies in unexposed subjects explain the wide range of illness caused by the coronavirus. Age is the clearest predictor now of how sick COVID-19 will make people, noted Krajden. Lavoie and colleagues asked for volunteers to submit to… Read More »

Winter may worsen our Covid blues

Mental health issues such as anxiety linked to Covid-19 could be exacerbated by a long, dark winter, according to a former president of the Irish Medical Organisation. Dr Matthew Sadlier, a consultant in older person’s psychiatry, said his psychiatrist colleagues are already reporting an increase in referrals to mental health services since the summer. He… Read More »

A £4,000 fine for ‘recklessly’ leaving self-isolation and pub loud music banunder new Covid rules

So now you can get a £4,000 fine for ‘recklessly’ leaving self-isolation and £1,000 for making a fake Covid claim under new coronavirus rules quietly introduced overnight without prior warning to the public Twelve pages of new coronavirus fines and rules released overnight Fines of up to £10,000 for serial self-isolation breakers in clampdown Loud… Read More »

From intensive care to Covid tests: how have we prepared for the second wave and have we learned from the spring surge?

In case there was any doubt about our current predicament, Dr Ronan Glynn, the acting chief medical officer, declared it officially this week: Ireland has entered a second wave of Covid-19. We’re moving into the second chapter,” he said. “It’s a particularly difficult time for the country because everyone is sick and tired of this… Read More »