COVID vaccines

Is it the adenovirus vaccine technology, used by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, causing blood clots? There’s no evidence yet

This week, US health authorities recommended pausing the rollout of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine while investigations into…

1 month ago

A balancing act between benefits and risks: making sense of the latest vaccine news

Last night, the federal government announced substantially revised plans for the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Australia. Due to…

1 month ago

Do I still need to get a COVID vaccine if I’ve had coronavirus?

The COVID vaccine rollout is underway, with Australians lining up to get their jabs. But what if you have already…

2 months ago

Australia is sending 8,000 vaccine doses to PNG – but without reliable electricity, how will they be kept cold?

Australia’s nearest neighbour, Papua New Guinea, is battling an unfolding COVID crisis. The Morrison government is urgently deploying 8,000 vaccine…

2 months ago

As Australia’s COVID vaccine rollout splutters, we need transparency about when international borders might reopen

The Australian government’s offer of half-price airfares to encourage domestic tourism highlights another item of unfinished COVID policy business: when…

2 months ago

Yes, export bans on vaccines are a problem, but why is the supply of vaccines so limited in the first place?

News of the blockage of a shipment of 250,000 COVID-19 vaccines from Europe to Australia has caused concern and outrage.…

2 months ago