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How could wearing a mask help build immunity to COVID-19? It’s all about the...

People infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can spread the virus when they speak, sing, cough, sneeze, or even just breathe. Scientists...

What is the COVID ‘bubble’ concept, and could it work in Australia?

The concept of a COVID-19 “germ bubble” refers to close contacts with whom we don’t practice mask use or keep physical distancing. In a...

Children might play a bigger role in COVID transmission than first thought. Schools must...

Over the weekend, the World Health Organisation made an announcement you might have missed. It recommended children aged 12 years and older should wear masks,...

Could an insect repellent with citriodiol help fight the bite of COVID-19? Not so...

British soldiers have reportedly been given insect repellent to help protect themselves against COVID-19. The UK government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory released a study...

PPE unmasked: why health-care workers in Australia are inadequately protected against coronavirus

In Victoria, more than 1,100 health-care workers have now been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Some 11% of active cases are...

Here’s what we know so far about the long-term symptoms of COVID-19

We’re now all too familiar with the common symptoms of COVID-19: a fever, dry cough and fatigue. Some people also experience aches and pains,...

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