Monday, July 26, 2021

Slow Vaccine Roll-out Could Deepen Economic Scars

While South Australia’s economy is recovering strongly, the slow vaccine roll-out is a significant threat to the nation’s ongoing ability to weather the long-term effects of the pandemic.

UBC research shows wastewater genomic testing can effectively track COVID-19 variants of concern within...

Wastewater testing can accurately and rapidly identify levels of COVID-19 infections in the community, including the rise of variants of concern, suggests new research led by UBC professor Dr. Ryan Ziels.

Modeling Finds Relaxing Covid-19 Safety Protocols During Vaccination Period Risky

A new mathematical simulation has concluded that the continued practice of mask wearing and social distancing during ongoing vaccinations could help stem a potential surge in Covid-19 cases, particularly as more infectious variants emerge.

Rice, Rutgers developing inhalable COVID-19 vaccine spray

Scientists at Rice University’s Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) are part of a study to develop an inhalable COVID-19 vaccine.

It will be a long, long wait for Covid herd immunity

Opinion: The ongoing crisis over the Covid-positive person who visited Wellington from Sydney raises questions about the Government’s zero Covid stance, writes Professor Ananish Chaudhuri.

Software tool breathes life into post-COVID office airflow

As offices nationwide spring back to life, interior space designers and architects will soon have an easy-to-use planning tool to put indoor workplace furniture, staff and partitions – quite literally – in their proper place.

Upgrading PPE for staff working on COVID-19 wards cut hospital-acquired infections dramatically

When Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge upgraded its face masks for staff working on COVID-19 wards to filtering face piece 3 (FFP3) respirators, it saw a dramatic fall – up to 100% – in hospital-acquired SARS-CoV-2 infections among these staff.

Two COVID-19 Vaccines Show Safety, Strong Immunity in Infant Model

A group of scientists led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian reported that the Moderna mRNA vaccine...

Hundreds of young people receive first Covid-19 jabs during two-day walk-in vaccination drive for...

A walk-in vaccination service at Kingston University saw hundreds of students, staff and young people aged 18 and over from across the borough visit campus to receive their first doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

New Zealand is right to pause travel to Australia. It buys time to upgrade...

With the trans-Tasman travel bubble burst, now is the time to upgrade our Covid response against the threat of a Delta variant outbreak. Read more from University of Canterbury's Dr Matt Hobbs in a new article on The Conversation.
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