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Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer

Good grief.

Anyone?

Dr Tony Holohan: Covid cases could reach up to 400,000 in December unless there are behavioural changes (Independent.ie)

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Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer

This morning/afternoon.

The National Public Health Emergency Team has recommended extending the use of Covid certificates to other areas outside of hospitality.

Via RTÉ News:

It is understood that NPHET does not specify where the certificates could be used, and any extension could require new legislation.

It is also understood that NPHET does not recommend the reimposition of social and economic restrictions for now, but warned that such a move cannot be ruled out in the future.

The recommendation was contained in a letter sent by NPHET to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly yesterday.

In it, NPHET also strongly advised the Government that people work from home, where possible, and that employers be supportive of the move.

NPHET recommends use of Covid certs beyond hospitality (RTE)

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Last night.

Bathgate, England, UK.

In fairness.

Thanks SOQ

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, at the Coronavirus Press Briefing this afternoon

This afternoon.

The Department of Health, Dublin 2.

Via RTE News:

Prof Philip Nolan said NPHET is now asking people to cut down on social contacts.

If you are planning to see 15-20 people next week it would be much better to see eight, nine, 10,” he said.

Reducing the social contacts by 30 to 40% or equally seeing how much more careful you can be in each of those social contacts,” he added.

Dr Tony Holohan said cutting social contacts and being more careful has worked before.

He said it not as if people have abandoned all precautions and if there was no suppression the R number would be 6 to 8 but people have taken measures to bring it to 1.4.

He said people should think about rationing “the kind of discretionary activities you might undertake“.

Dr Holohan advised against in participating in high-risk social activities with vulnerable people.

Socialising at greatest level since pandemic began – NPHET (RTÉ)

Update:

Will do, Stephen.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health

This evening.

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Temple Bar, Dublin this afternoon

This evening.

Anyone?

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This morning/afternoon.

Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications Networks.

Citing various studies, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan said the use of rapid antigen testing, as a means to give people the “green light” to engage in certain activities, could pose several risks.

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This afternoon.

The Dail at the Convention centre.

Fight!

Holohan warns antigen tests ‘not a green light’ (RTÉ)

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)

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Oh.

Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health Dr Tony Holohan; ‘Worry Index’

This morning.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said new research shows that people are feeling less worried about Covid-19 and warned this may cause them to drop their guard.

Via RTÉ

It follows the reporting of an additional 252 cases of the disease but no further coronavirus-related deaths.

Dr Tony Holohan said the latest study by Amárach showed that the worry level has reduced and is now similar to levels last seen in July.

A third of those surveyed said they thought the worst is yet to come but 28% believed the worst was behind us – which the National Public Health Emergency Team considers “significant” he told a media briefing.

Dr Holohan said: “It’s not that we want people to be worried but we do think there is a correlation between people’s level of concern and ultimately the behaviours that people exhibit.

“It can lead us to drop our guard from time to time in ways that we may not intend to.”

Um.

Holohan asks people not to drop their guard as 252 new Covid cases confirmed (RTÉ)

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This morning.

Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan warns the joint Oireachtas committee on Transport and Communications that “Europe has uncontrolled transmission of the disease…”

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From top: Christmas homecoming, Dublin Airport, 2018; Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, at the Department of Health briefing in Miesian Plaza last night

This morning.

Christmas homecomings around the country’s airports are now in doubt as chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan warned the Covid-19 risks around international travel are still “very substantial” at this time.

Via RTÉ:

Dr Holohan also cautioned parents about the risks of children from different families getting together for Halloween parties.

Asked about people travelling home for Christmas and families in different countries reuniting for the festive season, he said no specific consideration by his team has yet been given to it.

Our advice is that the risk of non-essential travel outside this country is simply too high at this moment.”

You’re too high.

Are not high enough.

Hard to tell these days.

Christmas flights home in doubt as Covid travel risk ‘simply too high’ (RTÉ)

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