Kirby Institute

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.

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.

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Be prepared. Download an air quality app, stock up on respirators and stay inside if you can.

Robert Robert Monaghan, Carla Treloar and Gail Matthews

Three major projects, focusing on reducing stigma, community-led models and assessment of people living with chronic hepatitis B, have received funding.

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The Kirby Institute is calling for people at risk of monkeypox to enrol in the TraX study to help shape the public health response.

Omicron-adapted COVID-19 boosters will likely be available in several countries before the end of the year

Several countries are preparing to distribute Omicron-adapted COVID-19 boosters. What does this mean for Australia?

Artist impression of the COVID-19 virus

Researchers will investigate treatment measures for COVID-19 infection and the aerosol transmission of SARS-COV-2.

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The sustained downward trend is likely due to high uptake of prevention measures, testing and high levels of treatment.

A man about to get a vaccine from a medical worker

The third-generation vaccine has fewer potential side effects than second-generation vaccines and can be safely given to people with weakened immune systems.

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Serosurveys provide a more complete picture of how much COVID is out there than testing alone, because they measure antibodies to the virus.

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