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Immunisation and global solidarity

By Paul Mulholland | May 5, 2021 |

Vaccines have dominated the news agenda recently for obvious reasons. But it can be easy to forget that Covid-19 is…

Public health agreement long overdue, but welcome

By Paul Mulholland | Apr 23, 2021 |

The IMO’s annual general meeting (AGM), held on 17 April, was unlike any other in the Organisation’s history. Instead of…

GPs not to blame for vaccination delays

By Paul Mulholland | Apr 15, 2021 |

Recently, on RTÉ radio’s Liveline, Co Limerick GP Dr Kieran Murphy said he would not be participating in the next…

What do international comparisons of Covid-19 responses tell us?

By Paul Mulholland | Apr 6, 2021 |

HIQA’s recent international review of different ‘lockdown’ strategies contains an important caveat at the end.“Public health measures adopted by countries…

Lack of independent bioethical advice is cause for concern

By Paul Mulholland | Mar 24, 2021 |

Amongst the multitude of challenges the Covid-19 crisis has posed society are issues of serious ethical concern. Early in the…

International travel and the pandemic

By Paul Mulholland | Mar 15, 2021 |

The link between international travel and the second wave of Covid-19 in Ireland has been made plain in new research.…

Will a new model for public health become a reality?

By Paul Mulholland | Mar 3, 2021 |

In our last editorial, the question was posed as to whether the pandemic would result in a better resourced and…

Will the pandemic result in a better resourced health service?

By Paul Mulholland | Feb 22, 2021 |

There is no part of the health service that has not been affected, either directly or indirectly, by Covid-19. In…

Urgent questions about the devastation Covid-19 has caused in nursing homes

By Paul Mulholland | Feb 8, 2021 |

In January alone, 369 nursing home residents died as a result of Covid-19. This brought the overall number of Covid-19-related…

Hope in a dark time

By Paul Mulholland | Jan 25, 2021 |

It is hard to be positive. January is never the easiest month at the best of times. And these are…

Who will be left behind in the new age of telemedicine?

By Paul Mulholland | Jan 11, 2021 |

At the end of last year, the Medical Protection Society (MPS) issued the results of a survey on the subject…

Thinking globally about Covid-19

By Paul Mulholland | Dec 14, 2020 |

As a dark year draws to a close, there is at least some solace that the future promises to be…

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