Read more: Covid-19, global solidarity, and the case for equitable vaccine distribution through technology transfers
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of health technologies to mitigate against the spread of the disease, but it has also demonstrated that the current biopharmaceutical business model, based on patented medicines and other technologies, leads to vast inequalities in healthcare particularly in low- and middle-income countries. We believe that the pharmaceutical industry has…
Read more: Translating evidence into practice during COVID 19: a systematic review of measures used to reduce transmission in nursing homes.
Kate Frazer, Associate Professor, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems Link to report Link to published paper Key Words: Covid-19, long-term care, PPE This paper highlights the evidence of a rapid systematic review of measures in long-term residential care facilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. It presents the evidence base for multiple control measures for…
Read more: The Impact of ‘Gaisce – The President’s Award’ on Young Adults in Irish Prisons: A Qualitative Evaluation Report
Authors: Silvia Gagliardi, University College Dublin; Orlaith Rice, University College Dublin. The paper is available in pdf here. Key points Introduction and background ‘Gaisce – The President’s Award’ (hereafter Gaisce) is a youth self-development programme in Ireland. Young people who wish to participate in Gaisce must be at least 15 years old and apply before they…
Read more: Childhood Inequality and Child Policy in Covid Times
This paper addresses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children. It is based on desk-based research carried out in the first half of 2021 for a report commissioned by Barnardos. The aim was to assess the various social, economic and political factors shaping the context of policy and provision for children in Ireland now…
Read more: COVID-19 Vaccination Statistics Series 5
The Central Statistics Office has released its COVID-19 Vaccination Statistics Series 5. It is available here.
Read more: The Pandemic Two Years On: The Impact on Travel
This is the second in a series of papers that aim to give an overview of some of the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has changed Ireland. This paper examines the impact of COVID-19 on travel, both domestic and international. The paper analyses the sharp decrease in travel following the onset of the pandemic…
Read more: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to poorer mental health among young adults
The ESRI have released a report “The COVID-19 pandemic has led to poorer mental health among young adults”. The report is available HERE.
Read more: The Pandemic: Two years that have changed Ireland. Part 1: Health, Healthcare and the Labour Market
This is the first in a series of papers that aim to give an overview of some of ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has changed Ireland. This paper examines some the key statistics that illustrate the impact of COVID-19 on Irish society since Ireland’s first confirmed case on 29th February 2020 and it focuses…
Read more: Gender-Based Violence in Ireland
Violence against women is a “devastatingly pervasive” global issue (WHO, 2021). Data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners shows that one in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner, and that this number has remained largely unchanged since 2011 (WHO, 2021).
Read more: Facing an infodemic: How Ireland has communicated evidence-informed responses to COVID-19 on social media?
Social media platforms have become a critical communication tool for generating and disseminating information, and are key public communication strategy misinformation.