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Why more contagious variants are emerging now, more than a year into the COVID-19...

New variants of SARS-CoV-2 have now evaded New Zealand’s border protections twice to spread into the community. In the most recent outbreak, which placed Auckland...

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,...

What’s the difference between mutations, variants and strains? A guide to COVID terminology

Living through a global pandemic over the past year has seen all of us expanding our vocabularies. We now understand terms like PPE, social...

UK, South African, Brazilian: a virologist explains each COVID variant and what they mean...

Australia has recently seen SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) escape several times from hotel quarantine, including in Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne. These incidents have...

4 of our greatest achievements in vaccine science (that led to COVID vaccines)

All eyes are on COVID-19 vaccines, with Australia’s first expected to be approved for use shortly. But their development in record time, without compromising on...

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...

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