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How contagious is Delta? How long are you infectious? Is it more deadly? A quick guide to the latest science

Delta was recognised as a SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern in May 2021 and has proved extremely difficult to control in unvaccinated populations. Delta has managed to out-compete other… Read More

Ivermectin shows us how hard it is to use old drugs for COVID. Here’s how to do better next time

Many hopes have been pinned on repurposing existing drugs, such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine, to treat COVID-19. However, we shouldn’t be too surprised these drugs… Read More

Health students – placements and vaccine information session

To assist health students to understand how COVID-19 is impacting placements and their vaccination requirements, the Australian Government Department of Health hosted and recorded an… Read More

Healthy Volunteers Needed for COVID-19 VACCINE Study

The Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) at Griffith University is participating in a global Phase 3 clinical trial to test a potential new vaccine against… Read More

The symptoms of the Delta variant appear to differ from traditional COVID symptoms. Here’s what to look out for

We’ve been living in a COVID world for more than 18 months now. At the outset of the pandemic, government agencies and health authorities scrambled… Read More

Media reports about vaccine hesitancy could contribute to the problem

Alongside logistical and supply issues, vaccine hesitancy has been a notable hurdle in Australia’s troubled vaccine rollout. The news the Australian Technical Advisory Group on… Read More

Seeking participants for a study on managing stress

A research project led by Griffith University is exploring how Australian adults use Facebook to meet their social support needs at a time where social… Read More

Seeking participants for a study on the impact of coronavirus related closures of social care services

A research project led by Griffith University is exploring the effects of COVID-19 related social service closures on the lives of older people, people with… Read More

Top five tips for nourishing your body while working from home

When your normal routine is no longer the same, keeping up with healthy habits can become a real challenge.  Associate Professor Lauren Ball Our lifestyles have… Read More