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Tagged as COVID-19

Healthy Volunteers needed for COVID-19 BOOSTER vaccine study

The purpose of the study is to see how the body reacts to 2 booster doses of a protein-based vaccine candidate designed against the Omicron… Read More

Staff and children in preschool and childcare aren’t being protected like in schools. We need a national plan

By late January, more than 400 early learning centres were closed across the country due to the Omicron wave, and many more were running at reduced… Read More

Omg, Omicron! Why it’s too soon to panic about COVID vaccines and the new variant

Researchers around the world are trying to work out whether existing COVID vaccines protect us from the latest variant, Omicron. The worst-case scenario is the virus… Read More

Taking your first rapid antigen test? 7 tips for an accurate result

You can now buy rapid antigen tests in supermarkets and pharmacies to test yourself at home for COVID-19 in about 15 minutes. You’ll get your… Read More

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

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