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How to read results from COVID vaccine trials like a pro

It’s been a busy week or so for news about COVID vaccines. First we heard preliminary clinical trial results from the Pfizer vaccine, then...

Serum Institute to resume Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trials in India

Serum Institute resumes clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. V G Somani, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), provided authorization of testing a...

From adenoviruses to RNA: the pros and cons of different COVID vaccine technologies

The World Health Organisation lists about 180 COVID-19 vaccines being developed around the world. Each vaccine aims to use a slightly different approach to prepare...

Russian vaccine Sputnik V released for public

The Russian vaccine called 'Sputnik V' for the coronavirus has been released for public use. The Russian government registered the said vaccine on August...

Religious concerns over vaccine production methods needn’t be an obstacle to immunisation

We tend to assume disseminating public health messages is solely the role of public servants such as Victorian chief medical officer Brett Sutton and...

The Oxford deal is welcome, but remember the vaccine hasn’t been proven to work...

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Wednesday the Australian government has signed a letter of intent to procure the University of Oxford’s vaccine for...

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