Tag Archives: Covid

Yesterday evening.

The Dáil at the Convention Centre.

Independent Clare TD Michael McNamara questions the extension of covid emergency powers and the lack of time allowed to debate their implementation.

The extension until November was passed after 73 TDs voted in favour and 68 against.

Last night: Extended

This afternoon.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the public face of the US government’s response to the rona, has released his emails and correspondence at the request of The Washington Post.

The package contains communications from March and April 2020.

Included is an email (top) from Dr Fauci saying masks are ineffective as the virus “is small enough to pass through the material”.

Another (middle) from scientist Kristian Anderson tells Dr Fauci that SARS-CoV-2 has “unusual features” that “potentially look engineered”. Dr Fauci has defended the natural-origin theory since the beginning of the pandemic.


Also in the email cache.

Virologist Adam Gaertner (above) claims to know the process of ‘how the virus was created’ and includes ingredients, such as ‘HIV’, along with a recipe.

But could a bat prepare all that?

In a cave?

Something the experts might ponder in the days ahead.

Anthony Fauci’s Emails Reveal The Pressure That Fell On One Man (Buzzfeed)




Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health

This morning.

Via RTÉ:

In its latest letter to the Government, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said that vaccination was proceeding at or ahead of schedule, with high uptake.

NPHET also said that the incidence of Covid-19 is at or below what model scenarios projected in late April, for the progressive reopening in May and this month.

Daily Covid-19 case numbers are relatively stable at 400 to 500 a day.

The number of patients in hospital or in ICU is declining slowly and there has also been a significant decrease in mortality.

NPHET described the picture as broadly optimistic, but said Ireland remains vulnerable as a large proportion of the population has yet to be vaccinated.

Increased confidence that easing restrictions is ‘low risk’ (RTÉ)



This afternoon.

Enniskerry, county Wicklow.

General Manager Peter Borralnan (above) of the Powerscourt Hotel Resort Spa and staff, including head gardener Damien McGovern, prepare for the return of guests. Tomorrow sees hotels around the country reopen after being closed since December.

And no, you can’t have a go on the mower.

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

This afternoon.

Aged 40 to 44?

Your vaccine registration portal will be open from Wednesday.

Via RTÉ:

[Minister for Health] Stephen Donnelly said that those aged 44 will be able to register on Wednesday, with 43 year olds able to register on Thursday, those aged 42 on Friday, 41 on Saturday and 40 year olds on Sunday….

Vaccine portal to open for 44 year olds on Wednesday (RTE)

Earlier: V Day