coronavirus vaccine

  • Why do COVID-19 vaccines have to be injected?

    It may seem easier to take them orally, but that wouldn’t be nearly as effective.

    We recently received a question from a Cosmos reader: "Why can’t you drink a COVID vaccine?" So why do vaccines have ...

    COVID November 22, 2021
  • Worried about COVID vaccine side effects? Here's what's happening each week.

    A breakdown of the weekly vaccine-side effects report from the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

    Side effects of COVID vaccines: the facts Every week, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) releases a summary ...

    News September 30, 2021
  • What does 80% vaccination coverage mean?

    Restrictions could ease if 80% vaccination coverage is reached – but that’s not 80% of Australia.

    As multiple states grapple with lockdowns and rising COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has suggested that...

    COVID August 27, 2021
  • Cherry-picked COVID-19 statistics: Volume 2

    Were the weekend’s “Freedom Rallies” based on science?

    A flyer recently dropped into the letterboxes of some New South Wales residents urged people to attend the controvers...

    Australia July 27, 2021
  • I’m under 40 – should I get the AstraZeneca vaccine?

    Australia now permits people under 40 to request an AstraZeneca COVID jab from a GP. Should they ...

    This article was originally posted on the 30th June and updated on the 13th July. Prime Minister Scott Morrison h...

    COVID July 13, 2021
  • Improving vaccine allergy tests

    A step closer to pre-vaccine allergy testing without using vaccine.

    A team of South Australian researchers has been studying ways to improve tests for allergies to vaccine ingredients. ...

    Australia July 6, 2021
  • COVID-19 surge in Indonesia compounded by lack of resources

    Curfews and restrictions introduced to fight the spread of the virus.

    The surge in COVID-19 cases in Indonesia, due to the Delta strain of coronavirus, has been exacerbated by insufficien...

    COVID July 5, 2021
  • Can I get two different COVID-19 vaccines?

    Combining different COVID-19 shots could speed immunisation campaigns. Would it be safe and effec...

    A UK study launched in February is comparing combinations of the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines in a bid to ease the...

    COVID May 20, 2021
  • One billion doses reached

    Global vaccine rollout is underway, but disparity might not allow us to get the pandemic under co...

    About a week ago, the world reached a remarkable milestone. Only 14 months after the World Health Organization (WHO) ...

    Body and Mind May 10, 2021
  • COVID booster: Nanobodies

    Four things science learned about COVID-19 last week.

    Alpaca nanobodies block SARS-CoV-2 from entering cells Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Med...

    COVID May 1, 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
  • How is India dealing with its second wave?

    Vaccination surges ahead, but the country faces shortages of doses, hospital beds and ventilators.

    Despite the vaccine rollout, India is grappling with a devastating second wave of COVID-19 cases. Recently, one-third...

    Health April 21, 2021
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