coronavirus

variant of SARS-CoV-2

Associate Professor Stuart Turville from UNSW Sydney and the Kirby Institute's Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program explains how variants emerge, how they are detected and what we know about the B.1617 variant.

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Community leaders or trusted work colleagues can be COVID vaccine advocates and help boost vaccination rates. Here are some simple steps they can take.

houses in the city of victoria the capital of seychelles

What does the Seychelles experience tell us about variants, vaccine efficacy and herd immunity?

kirby institute researchers in the lab

In this video, watch how the SARS-CoV-2 virus takes over cells by ‘melting’ them into each other.

graphic of virus and people wearing masks

Will new guidelines on how to protect front-line workers acknowledge the coronavirus can spread via the air we breathe? It's time they did.

a woman in a wheelchair sits looking at a window filled with bright light

During the height of the pandemic, people with disability felt they had been forgotten and were not a priority. In the vaccine rollout, the government is repeating its past mistakes.

a mass vaccination space in a warehouse in Italy

We need to stop relying on small GP clinics and urgently move towards using mass vaccination hubs like stadiums, schools and parks.

an orthodox jewish man holds his arm after a covid vaccination

It's not too late for Australia to repair our vaccine strategy, though we will never make up for the months lost.

Young man sitting on a lounge with head in hands looking unhappy

Financial hardships in particular are likely to lead to ongoing mental health problems, even as the pandemic subsides. 

A doctor administering a vaccine to a patient

This is the key number that will determine when we can stop living under the shadow of COVID

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