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Gain-of-Function: Should supercharging viruses be banned?

Gain-of-function experiments aim to increase the transmissibility and virulence of existing viruses, making them deadlier for humans. The stated purpose is to better understand pathogens and to… more
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Sneeze cam reveals best fabric combos for cloth masks

During the COVID-19 pandemic, cloth face masks became a way to help protect yourself and others from the virus. And for some people, they became a fashion statement, with many fabric choices… more
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Covid: How Delta exposed Australia's pandemic weaknesses

"You've got many more partially vaccinated people than you do vaccinated, and even more unvaccinated people," says Prof Raina MacIntyre from the University of New South Wales. "In that sense, the… more
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Top epidemiologist "still hopeful" NSW outbreak will stay under control

A leading epidemic expert says she's "still hopeful" the NSW COVID-19 outbreak will stay under control, despite the Delta strain putting the state at risk of a larger outbreak. Professor Raina… more
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NSW announces lockdown for four Sydney local government areas

NSW has announced a week-long lockdown for four local government areas of Sydney, as the state’s outbreak records its biggest rise in cases so far. READ MORE
Sitting ducks

We’re sitting ducks:

We’re sitting ducks: the case for a short, sharp lockdown to battle Delta variant. Opinion by Professor Raina MacIntyre: Here we are on the knife’s edge of a Delta epidemic in Sydney. As always, it… more

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Professor Raina MacIntyre

Raina MacIntyre

NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Global Biosecurity.

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