COVID-19

a woman leaves a commuter train wearing a face mask

An updated Cochrane Review suggests face masks don’t reduce the spread of COVID in the community. But there are several reasons why this conclusion is misleading.

a person in mourning puts a hand on a coffin at a funeral

The cause of every death in Australia must be certified by a medical practitioner. If the cause of death is not clear, the death is reported to the state or territory coroner for investigation.

COVID vaccination

A universal vaccine that could bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic is now in development at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

A large crowd at a summer music festival

There are concerns about harm reduction strategies this summer as a restless bunch of young adults test the limits of a depleted hospitality industry.

Lady wearing face mask

A NHMRC Partnership Project grant will improve our responses to COVID-19, influenza, and future pandemic threats.

Close-up portrait of a man holding a baby

A UNSW Sydney and ACOSS partnership report explores the lived experiences of poverty among the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Workers sitting at computer screens in an open plan office

When it comes to reducing the spread of COVID, ventilation is often an afterthought. But cleaner air needs to be front and centre of our COVID mitigation strategy. Here’s why.

woman in face mask walking down the street during a coronavirus lockdown

It seems like no-one is mentioning the dark days of lockdowns. But it’s worth sharing our feelings as we look to an uncertain future.

woman alone on a swing set looking at a sunset

A better understanding of loneliness can help us identify when our social needs might be going unmet.

grey headed flying fox pteropus poliocephalus

Bats host many viruses dangerous to humans. But it’s only when their habitats are destroyed that we’re at risk.

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