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Better COVID vaccines are on the way. What do they do? And what technology might we see in future?

Image: Unsplash Regulators in Australia and the United States last week approved Omicron-specific boosters, following approval in the United Kingdom in mid-August. In Australia, a Moderna Omicron booster has been provisionally approved...

As flu cases surge, vaccination may offer some bonus protection from COVID as well

AAP Image/Con Chronis After virtually disappearing for two years, influenza is back and rapidly sweeping across Australia – and the world. So far this year, there...

2021 – Adieu: Welcome now to 2022

It would be difficult to describe the year of 2021 as anything but difficult, challenging and pretty bloody awful! Mind you, it is easily arguable...

No, vaccinated people are not ‘just as infectious’ as unvaccinated people if they get COVID

  Image: Richard Wainwright/AAP Some recent studies have shown similar peak viral loads in vaccinated people compared to unvaccinated people who contract COVID. This has raised concerns...

Nose sprays, needle-free patches, durable immunity: towards the next generation of COVID vaccines

  Image: John Cairns, University of Oxford via AP The past 20 months has seen an explosion of vaccine development, with COVID vaccine testing and...

Should we give up on COVID-zero? Until most of us are vaccinated, we can’t live with the virus

  Picture: Mick Tsikas/AAP We’re currently in the midst of one of the most challenging times during the pandemic in Australia, and we’re all struggling. Frustration...