SARS-CoV-2

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

New variants of SARS-CoV-2 have now evaded New Zealand’s border protections twice to spread into the community. In the most…

2 weeks ago

5 things you need to know about the AstraZeneca vaccine now the TGA has approved it for use in Australia

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) yesterday announced it has provisionally approved AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine for use in Australia. The approval…

2 weeks ago

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…

3 weeks ago

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

Australia has recently seen SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) escape several times from hotel quarantine, including in Brisbane, Perth…

3 weeks ago

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…

1 month ago

The cold supply chain can’t reach everywhere – that’s a big problem for equitable COVID-19 vaccination

To mitigate health inequities and promote social justice, coronavirus vaccines need to get to underserved populations and hard-to-reach communities. There…

2 months ago