COVID

  • 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...

    Medicine 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...

    Medicine 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...

    Medicine 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...

    Medicine 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...

    Medicine 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...

    Medicine 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...

    Medicine 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...

    Medicine March 27, 2021
  • Common drug makes COVID worse

    A treatment for inflammatory bowel disease might dampen COVID-19 immune response.

    A new study, published today in the BMJ, showed that a commonly prescribed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) drug call...

    Medicine March 24, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    COVID’s kid factor; good news for second-wave ; bad news for slow walkers and second wave; US sho...

    Kids might (slightly) increase your chance of catching COVID-19 According to UK scientists, living with kids durin...

    Medicine March 20, 2021
  • Video

    The rise of COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea

    A new wave of COVID-19 cases in PNG requires an immediate response.

    Papua New Guinea has been somewhat sheltered from the COVID-19 pandemic, with relatively low numbers throughout 2020....

    Society March 18, 2021
  • COVID vaccine and blood clots: connected?

    Science and medicine have rushed to re-check the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

    Germany, France, and Spain have just joined a growing number of European nations pausing the roll-out of the Oxford-A...

    Medicine March 16, 2021
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