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Stay up to date with the latest coronavirus news and updates. The interactive COVID-19 map below is provided by Johns Hopkins University and tracks the spread of the coronavirus worldwide. To use the map, click on and drag your mouse across the map to bring your country into view. Clicking on the red areas will bring up confirmed cases and fatalities in those areas.

Can I choose what vaccine I get? What if I have allergies or side-effects?...

Australia’s keenly awaited COVID vaccine rollout begins today, with the ultimate goal of vaccinating all Australians by October. Here are the answers to some key...

How the Pfizer COVID vaccine gets from the freezer into your arm

From Monday, people at high risk of COVID-19 will be lining up to receive the Pfizer vaccine, marking the start of Australia’s long-awaited COVID...

5 things you need to know about the AstraZeneca vaccine now the TGA has...

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) yesterday announced it has provisionally approved AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine for use in Australia. The approval applies to people over 18,...

Why do kids tend to have milder COVID? This new study gives us a...

A new Australian study, published overnight in Nature Communications, gives an insight into how kids’ immune systems respond to infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus...

COVID vaccine consent for aged-care residents: it’s ethically tricky, but there are ways to...

The much anticipated rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will begin in Australia on Monday. The first groups to receive the jab will be quarantine...

Are COVID vaccines vegan? Should I get one anyway? An ethicist explains

Some of my vegan friends are reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccine. These vaccines do not contain animal products. Yet animals were used to develop...

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