Vaccination

How we test the safety of rapidly developed COVID vaccines

With the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines about to begin in Australia, people may be wondering if they're safe (and effective) in the long term. What might be the health consequences a year after vaccination, or further into ...

Vaccination

WHO against mandatory COVID-19 vaccines

The World Health Organization said Monday that persuading people on the merits of a COVID-19 vaccine would be far more effective than trying to make the jabs mandatory.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO urges nations to join global shared vaccine bid

The WHO wrote to every country on Tuesday urging them to quickly join its global shared vaccine programme—and spelled out who would get its eventual coronavirus jabs first.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How many people actually have COVID-19?

The demographic scaling model developed by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock and University of Helsinki makes it possible to estimate the actual number of COVID-19-infections in different ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Italy leads Europe reopening borders as virus strikes Latam

Italy reopened its borders to European travellers on Wednesday as the continent slowly emerged from quarantines to restart battered economies even as the coronavirus pandemic carved its deadly path through Latin America.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK mulls 'air bridges' with low-risk countries

Britain confirmed Tuesday it was looking at establishing "air bridges" with countries with low rates of coronavirus, exempting them from controversial quarantine measures.

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