Kirby Institute

Surfer wearing a mask

A preliminary study published online this week estimates Australia had 60,000 undiagnosed COVID-19 infections by July. But there are a range of limitations to the study.

NSP Survey

The latest report by the Australian Needle Syringe Program (NSP) Survey marks 25 years of significant research conducted in partnership with a marginalised community, and reveals the key trends of the last decades.

Woman wearing a face mask walks over a pedestrian crossing in quiet CBD street

UNSW Sydney experts explain the epidemiology definitions you should know before tuning in to another COVID-19 press update – and the ones Australia needs to work on. 

woman wearing cloth mask

A few simple pointers can help you spot a quality mask from a dud.

bottles filled with human breast milk

A new study has confirmed what researchers already suspected to be the case: heat inactivates SARS-CoV-2 in human milk.

man coughing and spreading germs

The more layers the better is the advice when it comes to using a home-made mask to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Sydney Opera House deserted

With COVID-19 spreading in Sydney's southwest, can New South Wales avoid a return to lockdown and a similar scenario to Victoria's second wave? The answer depends on whether there is community spread.

coronavirus in Australia graphic

Experts are currently debating whether Australia should pursue its current suppression strategy, or switch to an elimination strategy instead. But how different are the two?

young woman wearing face mask

As Melbourne returns to lockdown, the evidence suggests routine mask-wearing - as seen in many countries but not so far in Australia - could be a valuable tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

coronavirus testing

There are some very good reasons why some people decline coronavirus testing, which we need to address before jumping to conclusions.

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