Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How the Delta variant is changing the U.S. forecast for COVID-19

(HealthDay)—COVID-19 vaccines are helping protect the unvaccinated as the new Delta strain surges across the United States, but experts say its high infectiousness could mean even more people need to take the jab to achieve ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 herd immunity is not going to happen, so what next?

Any notion that COVID-19 was going to last for just a few months was very much misplaced in 2020. Especially after it was recognized that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was largely spread through the airborne route, all indications ...

Vaccination

Delta a new challenge for herd immunity

New modelling from James Cook University scientists shows Australia needs to vaccinate at least 85 percent of the population to achieve herd immunity.

Vaccination

HPV vaccine has a significant impact even if not universal

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines applied in national vaccination programs protect against most cancers associated with oncogenic, high-risk (hr) HPV types. Two recent studies demonstrate the impact of gender-neutral HPV ...

Pediatrics

Opinion: Children must be vaccinated against COVID-19

Vaccination of children must be part of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout if Australia is to have any chance of reaching herd immunity, say leading experts in InSight+, the weekly news magazine of the Medical Journal of Australia.

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