20 February 2020


New coronavirus spreads more like flu than SARS - Chinese study (5)
Thursday, 20 Feb 2020 7:50 AM MYT By Julie Steenhuysen FILE PHOTO: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus linked to the Wuhan outbreak, shared with Reuters on February 18, 2020.
Methadone patients four times more likely to overdose in month following treatment ending, study finds (2)
By Kevin O'Neill Reporter Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 03:45 PM Methadone patients are four times more likely to overdose in the month after their treatment ends, according to a new study. They are also three times more likely to do so in the first month of treatment than at any other stage of treatment. People with opioid dependence have a 10 times greater risk of premature death than the general population.
'Now is the time for the whole country to look north': Calls for GAA to support Antrim (2)
By John Fogarty GAA Correspondent Follow @JohnFogartyIrl Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 02:28 PM Gaelfast director Paul Donnelly has made an impassioned plea for the entire GAA to support Gaelic games in Belfast and Antrim. Last week, GAA director general Tom Ryan last week confirmed the organisation didn't intend increasing their original lb15m contribution to the long-delayed Casement Park project.
Residents bracing for possible flooding as rainfall warning issued (4)
By Digital Desk staff Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 11:00 AM A Status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo. Met 'Eireann is forecasting heavy rain and says there is a risk of localised flooding. The warning is valid from 3am tomorrow morning until 3am on Saturday morning. Our 7 day Atlantic Chart shows the precipitation and pressure forecast in 6 hour intervals
Democrats aghast at outing as communists (2)
By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times - Thursday, February 20, 2020 ANALYSIS/OPINION: In Case You Missed It: The latest Democrat debate involved a bit of back- and-forth between Mike Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders about the perils of politicking in America on a communist platform - and all the Democrats go, what's wrong with that? Actually, they pretended offense at being called communists.
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