COVID

  • Do COVID vaccines affect male fertility?

    Social-media theories don’t hold firm.

    Vaccines do have side effects, but there are some social-media users peddling myths that COVID-19 vaccines cause male...

    COVID October 20, 2021
  • Opening Australia: It's not a model problem

    Mathematical models can tell us many things about the pandemic, but can they predict the best tim...

    With Christmas looming, many Australians are keen to see international borders reopen. But how do we know the right t...

    COVID October 19, 2021
  • COVID's genetic solution?

    A lucky few are unusually resistant to COVID-19. Scientists are trying to find a reason in their ...

    Some people get severely sick with COVID-19. Others don’t even notice they’ve caught the infection. The phenomenon...

    COVID October 19, 2021
  • COVID Frontline: What’s it like to get a Moderna booster?

    Jeff Glorfeld takes us through the cleaning-products aisle to a COVID-19 booster shot.

    On 17 September, CNN published an online story with the heading: “Moderna’s vaccine is the most effective, but Pfizer...

    COVID October 19, 2021
  • COVID Booster: Nasal vaccines, music and donation generosity

    Five things we learned about COVID-19 this week.

    TGA officially approves rapid antigen tests The Therapeutic Goods Administration has officially approved three rap...

    COVID October 18, 2021
  • COVID Frontline: Getting COVID in a lockdown city

    We hear from Chuck Smeeton, who has just been diagnosed with a breakthrough COVID infection in Me...

    So on Tuesday I got a text: Your COVID test is POSITIVE. That’s how I became only the second person I know well wh...

    COVID October 17, 2021
  • COVID Frontline: Brazil

    We hear from researcher Gustavo Soares, who was in São Paulo, Brazil, at the start of the pandemic.

    In February 2020, São Paulo had a major street carnival. I lived in the old downtown area, where the most interesting...

    COVID October 11, 2021
  • How can Australia safely return to work after COVID lockdowns?

    Restrictions ease across Greater Sydney today, with many going back to work after over 100 days o...

    As New South Wales approaches the 80% double-dose target, restrictions will ease in the next few weeks, and most busi...

    Society October 11, 2021
  • COVID Booster: Delta deadliness, Pfizer effectiveness and drinking habits

    Five things we learned about COVID-19 this week.

    Delta variant deadlier than original COVID strain Researchers have found that the Delta variant of COVID-19 is ass...

    COVID October 9, 2021
  • Data detectives dig into ivermectin studies

    Make no mistake: there are people out there publishing scientific studies off the back of extreme...

    Pandemics are a great opportunity for fraudsters. With the desperation for new treatments, a tsunami of research c...

    COVID October 8, 2021
  • Magazine

    Role models in a time of pandemic

    COVID-19 has brought with it a swathe of decisions and directions about if and when we can be clo...

    This article first appeared in Cosmos Magazine on 4 June 2020, and it has just been announced as the winner of the Fi...

    Health October 8, 2021
  • Molnupiravir: A pill for COVID-19?

    A new antiviral drug is promising to reduce COVID-19 hospitalisations and deaths.

    On Tuesday, the federal government announced the purchase of 300,000 doses of molnupiravir, an oral antiviral drug be...

    COVID October 7, 2021
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