While Covid-19 has changed how we live, and it has affected the general running of hospitals and plunged them under pressure, children are still waiting and their condition has not gone away at the foot of a global infection. Mountains have been moved over the course of this pandemic, this should be one of those mountains.
At the end of 2019, the Coronavirus pandemic took the world by surprise. Scientists worked long and hard over the past year to develop a sufficient vaccine, and they succeeded. But as the pandemic is slowly regressing due to the vaccination rollout programme taking place across the world, there are still other deadly illnesses that cannot be deterred by vaccination immunity.
Rotunda Hospital and the Coombe Hospital have confirmed that they gave unused Covid-19 vaccines to relatives of their staff and to members of their local communities.
Trinity College (TCD) is the first Irish third level institute to launch an on-campus Covid-19 testing programme available for students and staff.
Stay indoors. Completely avoid contact with other people. Use a separate toilet to people in your household.
A case of the coronavirus was confirmed in Trinity by provost Dr Patrick Prendergast.