Achieving high COVID-19 vaccine uptake among health workers will not only protect these critical staff members, it will support high levels of uptake among the public.
The best approach for protecting everyone’s health will require us to provide different vaccines to different people according to need and availability.
A group of 28 vaccine researchers said we might have a vaccine by late-2021, though it could take until well into 2022.
It's easy to judge people who escape from quarantine as not doing their bit. But if we use some basic principles from behavioural science, we might stop people wanting to escape in the first place.
Church leaders have raised concerns over a COVID-19 vaccine produced using cells derived from aborted foetuses. But the Vatican has already ruled such vaccines 'morally separate' from the abortions.
Talk about a mandatory vaccine may not be necessary to get a positive response from the public, two UNSW medical researchers say.
If the vaccine does not protect individuals from infection, those who have been vaccinated could falsely believe they are protected.
How we perceive personal risk, and how well we comply with public health measures, can change depending on whether we are around people we know or strangers.
Just because someone isn't wearing a mask doesn't mean they don't want to. They might have a disability or medical condition you can't see that makes wearing a mask difficult or distressing.
A survey of 1420 Australians conducted at the height of the pandemic shows the majority changed their behaviour to be socially responsible, even when the threat seemed low.