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Gain-of-Function: Should supercharging viruses be banned? | DW News

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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Top epidemiologist "still hopeful" NSW outbreak will stay under…

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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Coronavirus outbreak shuts down NSW Parliament

The New South Wales Government is resisting calls to lockdown after the State recorded 11 new coronavirus infections overnight. Authorities say they've traced the source of all but one of the new… more
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Modelling vaccination plans; development of preterm babies; bronchiolitis in…

Modelling COVID vaccination targets to achieve pandemic prevention and control in Australia; the developmental outcomes of preterm babies is becoming clear; a study on who has followed over 4000 of… more
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Life matters podcast: Right now, in Australia, vaccine alone can't save us…

Guest: Professor Raina MacIntyre, Head of the Biosecurity Research Program at the Kirby Institute at UNSW Medicine and author of a new paper published in the journal Vaccine on a hypothetical COVID… more
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Evaluating risk and the travel bubble

Australia's first two-way international bubble starts today with New Zealand, but when is the time to open up to other countries? And what do we risk losing by keeping international borders closed?… more