covid-19 vaccine

  • Magazine

    A brief history of vaccines

    What links a 200-year old cow named Blossom with mRNA? We chase the thread of vaccines through hi...

    It began, as many things do, with a need, a curiosity, and an intriguing story. In the 18th century, smallpox was a g...

    COVID August 30, 2021
  • South Australian mRNA vaccines?

    Are we any closer to getting an Australian manufacturer of mRNA?

    Last month, the federal government closed applications for a critical approach to market process: it was looking for ...

    Australia August 11, 2021
  • Explainer: Moderna COVID vaccine approved in Australia

    What’s in the Moderna COVID vaccine, and how does it work?

    The COVID-19 vaccine made by American company Moderna has been given provisional approval in Australia by the Therape...

    COVID August 10, 2021
  • Australia's vaccination trends: by the numbers

    We’ve looked at the trends that have emerged in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

    As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Australia continues to dominate headlines, and experts tout vaccinations as the ke...

    COVID July 20, 2021
  • Explainer

    What’s in a COVID vaccine?

    We examine every single ingredient.

    You may have heard a lot about how COVID vaccines work over the past year, and how they are being rolled out. But scr...

    Core Sciences July 12, 2021
  • Conversation

    How well do COVID vaccines work in the real world?

    We’re now seeing the difference between clinical trials and practice.

    David Henry, Bond University and Paul Glasziou, Bond University Many Australians will be weighing up whether to be...

    COVID July 3, 2021
  • Possible link to blood clots after Moderna vaccine

    The risk of blood clotting after vaccination is still vanishingly low.

    A case study in the US has described a patient who developed thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), a rare ...

    COVID June 29, 2021
  • Ian Gust’s big ideas for Australia’s future

    In the 2021 budget, $15.2 billion was earmarked for infrastructure over the next decade. In the f...

    It’s not easy giving Professor Ian Gust $15.2 billion of infrastructure budget to spend, even in his imagination. He ...

    Australia June 4, 2021
  • Vaccination concerns: first-world problem

    Let’s be open about people’s jab worries, say experts – and talk about the benefits of vaccinatio...

    Australians dithering over whether to get a vaccination against COVID-19 are suffering a “first-world problem”, the A...

    Health May 31, 2021
  • How do we vaccinate the world?

    It’s going to require a global effort – from which much of the globe is excluded.

    Much as isolated Australians might like to pretend otherwise, COVID-19 continues to fill mortuaries across the world....

    Health May 21, 2021
  • COVID booster

    Five things science learned about COVID-19 last week.

    High school student shows barriers are better A US high school student has published a paper in PLOS ONE, suggesti...

    Body and Mind May 8, 2021
  • Inside ATAGI, Australia’s vaccine advisory group

    Who are the experts behind Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout and how did they decide the process?

    When the COVID-19 pandemic started spreading beyond China’s borders and reached Australia early in 2020, the Australi...

    Australia May 7, 2021
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