This winter we’re seeing high rates of COVID and the re-emergence of influenza. So how do they compare, in terms of transmissibility and deadliness?
As cases continue to skyrocket in Australia, parents are understandably worried about what would happen if their baby got COVID.
You know the symptoms because you’ve already had COVID once. So what can you expect when you’re reinfected? And why does it happen?
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Are you due your third or fourth dose? What about your parents? What about your kids? It can be hard to keep track, so here’s the current advice.
The Valneva vaccine is the sixth COVID vaccine to be approved in the UK.
Queensland is removing the requirement to be vaccinated before entering cafes, pubs, galleries and other public spaces. But this could affect public attitudes about the importance of vaccination.
Studies show long COVID is common enough to be a major public-health threat. It can damage the brain and other organs and may remain silent during childhood but cause chronic disease in later life.
Many celebrities have expressed concerns about bodily autonomy while refusing COVID-19 vaccination.
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An ethicist argues that choices made by celebrities could impose unjustified risk of harm on others.
Instead of focusing on new variant-specific vaccines, the emphasis should be on deploying existing vaccines as fast as possible to as many people.
Parents can now choose Moderna to vaccinate their children against COVID. So how effective is it, and how does it compare with Pfizer?
Without genome sequencing, we would be blind to new variants of COVID-19. As Omicron surges in New Zealand, the sequencing focus is shifting to learning about what causes severe or long-term disease.
There are large inequalities between those who have been vaccinated and those who have not.
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Income plays a large role in shaping the structural barriers people face in accessing vaccination.
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Infection seems to add a boost to immunity – but vaccination is still vital and breakthrough infections should be avoided as much as possible.
South Africa is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases.
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At this stage, we cannot say anything about the severity of cases with Omicron - either in primary or reinfections.
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available for children aged 5-11 from January 10, after it cleared the final regulatory step. Here’s what you need to know.
Australia’s regulator has approved the Pfizer COVID vaccine for 5-11 year olds, with the rollout expected to start on January 10. Here’s how to prepare your child if they’re fearful of needles.
Kenya national rugby union team supporters, like these celebrating victory over Germany, face a compulsory vaccine mandate.
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Mandates should be considered only when all geographical, financial and cultural access issues have been addressed. They should be a last resort.
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Barcodes containing verifiable information could make our lives easier and provide safe access to buildings or online services. But a global effort will be necessary to make them completely secure.
The delay in vaccinating children means public health measures will be vital in keeping COVID under control in the community.
There’s an urgent need for therapeutics to complement vaccines.
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The need of the moment is for low- and middle-income countries to improve their own manufacturing capabilities.