cost of covid-19

  • Rebuilding science in a global pandemic

    The effects on scientific research from the global pandemic are many, varied and subtle. Concerte...

    The peak body for heart health research in the US has made an impassioned plea for increased investment in science, a...

    Medicine November 1, 2021
  • Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine could soon be approved for young children

    Phase 2/3 clinical trials in children show promising results.

    Pfizer/BioNTech have announced that their mRNA COVID-19 vaccine proved safe and effective in the phase 2/3 trials in ...

    COVID September 23, 2021
  • How is RT-PCR used to diagnose COVID-19?

    It’s fast, reliable and full of lines – but might look different to the PCR you learned about in ...

    We have talked about polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests before. But the ‘in the wild’ diagnostic methods are sligh...

    Biology September 14, 2021
  • Is a quarter-dose of Moderna vaccine enough?

    Diluting mRNA vaccine still elicits significant immune response and might address world’s shortage.

    According to a preprint study, two shots of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, each containing only one-quarter of the sta...

    COVID July 14, 2021
  • Australian made mRNA vaccines

    For months, experts have been calling for mRNA to be manufactured onshore. It’s not too late to k...

    Last September, German biotech company BioNTech bought a production site from Swiss drugs giant Novartis to manufactu...

    COVID July 9, 2021
  • We (really) need to talk about reopening…

    Are our leaders looking at the scientific evidence or the ballot box?

    Australia has been one of the world’s COVID-19 success stories, with a total of just over 30,000 cases and 910 deaths...

    Australia July 2, 2021
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    COVID-19 reshaping economies

    A unique opportunity for nations to work together.

    As the world continues to react to the spread of COVID-19, global economies are starting to feel the brunt. But withi...

    ASC Edits March 5, 2020