vaccines

mrna

mRNA is the key ingredient in COVID-19 vaccines. But what is it, and how does it work?

Two women wearing medical facemasks, one providing support as the other struggles with respiratory discomfort

While public health measures in schools and hospitals aim to reduce COVID transmission, people with disability who have support workers in their homes have largely been forgotten.

A person holds up a jar of Covid-19 vaccine

Variant-specific vaccines would undoubtedly increase immunity. But waves of new variants would engulf the population faster than these vaccines could ever be deployed.

Teenage girl in wheelchair using a laptop next to her mother

In a new survey, almost two-thirds of parents reported having trouble securing a vaccination for their child or children with disability.

Multiple bottles containing mRNA vaccines

Skyrocketing demand coupled with shortages of vital components is leading to bottlenecks in the supply chain of Pfizer's and other mRNA vaccines.

A doctor administering a vaccine to a patient

This is the key number that will determine when we can stop living under the shadow of COVID

Female doctor consults with female patient online via laptop screen

COVID has highlighted the differences in healthcare affordability across the globe, with a glimpse into what the future of medicine could look like if we don’t act.

A healthcare worker wearing PPE prepares an injection

Australia's expedited plan to start dishing out COVID jabs in mid-late February will call for NASA-like logistical organisation. And ideally, no more clusters of infections to distract frontline workers.

A young girl sees a doctor with her mother

Babies and asymptomatic cases account for up to half of COVID-19 infections in the under-five age group, which has implications for vaccination programs, a new UNSW study has found.

No turning back

It has been described as a once-in-a-century pandemic, but COVID-19 will cause a permanent shift in the way the world operates at the social, political and economic level.

Pages