Ireland is the first in Europe to return strict “lockdown” to fight coronavirus
Lockdown will take effect at midnight on October 21. Shops that do not sell basic necessities, as well as hairdressers, will have to stop working. Schools and nurseries will also not be closed. People are asked not to leave the house unnecessarily. Companies should transfer employees to teleworking if their field of activity allows. Leaving the house for sports will be allowed no further than 5 km from home. Longer journeys are possible only for work and other urgent reasons, and violations will be punished by fines. Private gatherings in homes or gardens are prohibited. Visiting is possible only to care for loved ones or to express condolences in case of special circumstances in the family. Meetings with people who do not live together are only possible outside, if there are members of no more than two households together, and if it is not further than 5 km from their homes.
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Two new peer-reviewed studies are showing a sharp drop in mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The drop is seen in all groups, including older patients and those with underlying conditions, suggesting that physicians are getting better at helping patients survive their illness.
Michael Osterholm, a renowned infectious disease expert, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that “the next six to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic” and expressed concern that the U.S. lacks a leading voice to guide the public.
“Vaccines will not become available in any meaningful way until early to [the] third quarter of next year. And even then, about half of the U.S. population at this point is skeptical of even taking the vaccine,” said Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.
Despite repeated claims they’re committed to transparency, Johnson & Johnson and the US Food and Drug Administration still aren’t revealing crucial details one week after the pharmaceutical giant’s Covid-19 vaccine trial went on pause.
Public health experts have encouraged transparency in the Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials, considering that hundreds of millions of Americans will eventually be asked to roll up their sleeves and take a vaccine.
The Johnson & Johnson trial was put on hold October 12 due to a study participant’s “unexplained illness,” according to a company statement last week. Johnson & Johnson voluntarily stopped enrolling study participants while the illness is being reviewed by an independent monitoring board.
The company and the FDA declined to answer two questions from CNN: One, whether the study volunteer who became ill received the vaccine or the placebo, and two, if this is the first pause for the trial.