COVID

  • Do we need to vaccinate kids against COVID-19?

    Early results in from first clinical trials on children.

    When we think of vaccination, we generally think of children because that is when we usually get immunised. With COVI...

    COVID April 28, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID this week.

    Time seemed to pass more slowly during the UK’s second lockdown A team of UK researchers has examined the way peop...

    COVID April 24, 2021
  • COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy on the rise

    Community engagement is key, experts say.

    A recent survey from the Melbourne Institute found that, in the past four months, Australians’ willingness to get vac...

    Behaviour April 23, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID this week.

    Physical inactivity a risk factor for severe COVID and death A paper published in BMJ Sports has established a lin...

    COVID April 17, 2021
  • How do COVID variants emerge?

    Evidence suggests that people with weak immune systems may be accelerating mutations.

    Since its first appearance in Wuhan, China, SARS-CoV2 has been acquiring random mutations. In recent months several n...

    COVID April 15, 2021
  • Covid Booster: herd immunity and nature nurture

    5 things we learned about COVID this week.

    Herd immunity is impossible without vaccination A review led by Australian researchers has found that no country h...

    COVID April 10, 2021
  • COVID vaccines: where the bloody hell are we?

    New AstraZeneca advice puts a spanner in the works, so what are our alternatives?

    Australia’s vaccine rollout program is now being overhauled due to new recommendations regarding the AstraZeneca vacc...

    COVID April 9, 2021
  • Immunosuppressants and COVID-19

    The divergent effect of immunosuppressive drugs in COVID-19 infection.

    Immunosuppressant drugs commonly used for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and Crohn’s di...

    COVID April 6, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID this week.

    Cities encouraging cyclists, with good results Aside from being cheap and environmentally friendly, a bicycle is o...

    COVID April 3, 2021
  • COVID-19 vaccines and cancer

    Cancer patients are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19 infection. Are vaccines safe and effect...

    People with cancer are at a higher risk of developing severe infection when they catch the SARS-CoV-2 virus. That’s b...

    COVID April 1, 2021
  • Papua New Guinea COVID-19 update

    The COVID crisis in PNG worsens as a new strain is identified and 8,000 vaccines are delivered.

    As the COVID-19 crisis besieging Papua New Guinea (PNG) escalates, the nation’s healthcare system is over-burdened an...

    COVID March 31, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID last week.

    COVID-19 commemorated with postage stamps Around the world, countries make special postage stamps to recognise imp...

    COVID March 27, 2021
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