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6 things we learned from the HSE briefing on Covid

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From a warning that unvaccinated people are being disproportionately affected by serious illness from Covid-19, to plans for extending the vaccination programme to children aged 5-11, here are six things we learned from the latest Health Service Executive briefing on the coronavirus pandemic. Unvaccinated people disproportionately represented in hospital figures HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid has said that hospitals and clinical teams are under extreme pressure from the levels of Covid-19 infection.

Mr Reid said that people who are not fully vaccinated are accounting for a disproportionate share of the people being treated in hospital, and particularly of those needing treatment in intensive care units.

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