As Covid-19 surges in Ireland the Health Services Executive has finalized an agreement with almost every private hospital in the country to handle public hospital overflow from the surge. This ambulance is arriving at Tallaght University Hospital in Dublin. Vaccinations are proceeding, but it could be weeks, even months, before the Covid tide is stemmed in the Republic and the North. In the U.S., meanwhile, operation Warp Speed is looking more like Warp Sputter. RollingNews.ie photo.