UNSW School of Population health

A long queue of masked people lined up to get their COVID-19 vaccination shots

Information may be changing as quickly as the COVID-19 virus mutates, but being open and transparent about it fosters trust and social cohesion.

A woman doctor discusses results with a female patient

Women who found out their genetic risk for breast cancer had fewer regrets than those who opted not to find out.

People waiting in line with masks on

Once we achieve herd immunity, people who are not vaccinated benefit indirectly from the immunity of those around them. But it’s not easy to say exactly when we’ll reach this threshold for COVID-19.

people socialising in a park

For the areas of cities with less than 10 per cent green space, increasing that to 30 per cent could cut the overall odds of residents becoming lonely by a quarter.

A woman peers out at the city from a hotel room some floors up

The Federal government has just announced it will help fund the building of a quarantine facility in Victoria; meanwhile UNSW academics wonder why it has taken this long.

A health care worker receiving a vaccine

If new incentives don't work, mandatory policies may be the only way forward in ensuring high COVID vaccine coverage of staff.

a large group of racially diverse people

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

WHO falls report

UNSW researchers say implementation of new fall prevention strategies will have real impact on lives

Wrist fracture

The simple answer is yes, says research published in JAMA Surgery by a team from the Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre and UNSW School of Population Health.

covid-19 vaccine vial ready for injection

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.

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