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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.

The cold supply chain can’t reach everywhere – that’s a big problem for equitable...

To mitigate health inequities and promote social justice, coronavirus vaccines need to get to underserved populations and hard-to-reach communities. There are few places in the...

New coronavirus variant: what is the spike protein and why are mutations on it...

The emergence of a new variant of coronavirus has sparked renewed interest in the part of the virus known as the spike protein. The new...

3 fallacies that blighted this year’s COVID commentary — have you fallen foul of...

Throughout the pandemic, we have seen a deluge of outright lies, conspiracy theories, and pseudoscience from various peddlers of self-interest. But to a philosopher like...

Have yourself a merry COVID-safe Christmas: 5 tips for staying healthy this festive season

We’re now in a very good place in Australia in our fight against COVID-19. When we wrote this, we had very few active cases...

Coronavirus new variant – genomics researcher answers key questions

A new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, is thought to be driving increased transmission of the disease in parts of the...

Australia on alert as Sydney’s northern beaches COVID cluster grows, linked to US strain

It’s the last thing anyone wanted to hear, a week out from Christmas. But the growing cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to Sydney’s northern...

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