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Travelling to Australia this summer?

Travel restrictions You can only travel to Australia if you are an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, an immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent resident or are a New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia. Travellers who have a compassionate or compelling reason to travel to Australia will need to have an […]

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Dexamethasone & COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it welcomes the initial clinical trial results from the United Kingdom which indicates that dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, can be lifesaving for patients who are critically ill with COVID-19.¬† Dexamethasone is a steroid-based medication which works by suppressing the immune system, which has been in existence since the 1960s. […]

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COVID-19 Live Dashboard

Click the link to see the COVID-19 dashboard presented by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University here Click the link to see the latest information from the World Health Organization on the COVID-19 pandemic here

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Herd Immunity

What is it and why are we hearing so much about it during COVID-19? Herd immunity¬† is a form of indirect protection from¬†transmissible diseases or pandemics which occur when a large percentage of a population builds a resistance to an infection, either by vaccination or by previous infections, thereby providing a measure of protection for […]

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Covid-19 Myth Busters

Don’t let myths about Covid-19 influence how you behave during this pandemic. Take your advise from trusted sources such as the World Health Organisation, or your local Health Authority. Exposing yourself to the sun or to temperatures higher than 25C degrees DOES NOT prevent Covid-19! You can catch COVID-19, no matter how sunny or hot […]

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Covid-19 Updates

The John Hopkins Center for Health Security has provided the following updates on Copid-19. (26th March 2020) EPI UPDATE The WHO COVID-19 Situation Report for March 25 reported 414,179 confirmed COVID-19 cases (40,712) and 18,440 deaths (2,202 new) globally. As of 1030 AM EDT, the Johns Hopkins CSSE dashboard reported 491,623 confirmed cases along with 22,169 deaths and 118,245 people […]

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Covid-19

We are daily faced with worldwide news headlines from health professionals, politicians and anyone with a voice to express an opinion. What is being said? USA The World Health Organization has said it is seeing a “very large acceleration” in coronavirus infections in the United States which had the potential of becoming the new epicentre. […]

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Interesting Read from the HSE in relation to Covid-19

Click the link below to find more information above Coronavirus (COVID-19) https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html