Globe and coronavirus

COVID-19: A conversation with WHO Chief Scientist, Soumya Swaminathan

As COVID-19 continues to wreak devastation around the world, Chief Scientist for the World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Soumya Swaminathan discusses global epidemiological scenarios, challenges and… more
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Masks for people in coronavirus hotspots

Victoria’s COVID-19 spike and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent admission that coronavirus may spread via aerosols in certain settings has generated renewed interest in the use of masks in… more
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‘Worrying’ question experts can’t answer

Professor Raina MacIntyre from UNSW said: "The numbers should start to come down soon. I was expecting to see them come down by now, but the fact that they have not is concerning." READ MORE
Mobile COVID-19 testing

Hong Kong outbreak set to top earlier waves in cautionary tale

“Countries which controlled the disease well in the early part of the year will remain at risk of outbreaks and even sustained community transmission, until we have a vaccine,” said Raina MacIntyre,… more
Bangkok City, Thailand : 03/12/2020 : Unidentified people, Crowd of Thai wearing face mask for health due to Coronavirus Disease or covid-19 and air pollution in mass transit in public. Rush hour.

Should more people be wearing masks, more often?

Coronavirus case numbers have been building and yesterday in Victoria the highest daily number so far was recorded - 317 cases. In New South Wales there are now 40 cases linked to the Crossroads… more
Covid-19 updates

Eradication, elimination, suppression: Understand what they mean before debating Australia's course

Read the article written by Anita Heywood, UNSW associate professor and Raina MacIntyre, Kirby Institute (UNSW) head of Biosecurity Program.

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