Stark warning to those who don’t believe Covid is real

A Western Trust worker from Enniskillen has sent out a stark warning to the public, claiming that actions towards medical advice and restrictions will determine how health professionals overcome the ongoing pressures of Covid. Cathy Magowan is the carers co-ordinator for the Trust and based in community social services. Ms Magowan provides support to unpaid […]

Facemasks a choice? Dearbhail asks you to think again

FOR NEWTOWNBUTLER student Dearbhail Hogan, wearing a face mask is not just a matter of choice but literally a matter of survival. With a rise in anti-mask campaigners across the county, 24-year-old Dearbhail who suffers from Muscular Dystrophy, a condition that mainly comes with muscle weakness, heart problems and respiratory issues that confine her to […]

Older average age is putting farmers at high Covid risk

WORKERS in many essential occupations are particularly vulnerable to severe illness from Covid-19, according to a new study published yesterday (Tuesday) by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). The age profile of local agricultural workers is suggested to be a notable risk factor. The study claims it is the occupational group with the largest […]