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  1. 5 October 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    NSW should be ‘okay’ opening up

    New University of Melbourne modelling suggests that NSW – as well Victoria and ACT – will be ‘okay’ at 70 to 80 per cent double vaccinated to open up.

  2. 25 August 2021 - Humanities

    The COVID-19 seafarer crisis

    COVID-19 has left thousands of seafarers stranded aboard ships leading to a ‘crew change crisis’ that needs urgent action, says a University of Melbourne expert

  3. 23 August 2021 - Health & Medicine

    What if Victoria cannot eliminate Delta this time?

    A University of Melbourne expert asks what the options are if the current hard lockdown in Victoria doesn't see a reduction in COVID-19 cases by 2 September?

  4. 20 August 2021 - Science Matters

    The nanoparticle ingredient for Australian-made COVID tests

    University of Melbourne researchers have developed a crucial COVID-19 test ingredient, paving the way for Australian-made tests and local production

  5. 16 August 2021 - Science Matters

    Which air cleaners work best to remove aerosols that contain viruses?

    Makers of air cleaners claim to remove SARS-CoV-2 containing particles from homes, offices and classrooms; a University of Melbourne expert explains what works

  6. 9 August 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    We need to talk about elimination vs suppression in Australia again

    New University of Melbourne modelling finds that elimination is better than a suppression strategy for COVID-19, especially when it comes to the Delta strain.

  7. 2 August 2021 - Health & Medicine

    Australia needs a more rational, evidence-based border policy

    University of Melbourne experts say Australia’s blanket ban on all low-risk non-Australian citizens coming here is irrational and costly. And a lost opportunity

  8. 28 July 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Giving students time for recovery and learning

    We shouldn't rapidly return schools to the old ‘normal’, but provide students with adequate support to enjoy learning say University of Melbourne experts

  9. 8 July 2021 - Design

    Get ready for a shift in the COVID blame game

    The term 'Living with COVID’ may see blame for illness, deaths and economic damage shift from Government to the individual says a University of Melbourne expert

  10. 5 July 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Distress doubles for cancer patients during pandemic

    Patients with blood cancer experience higher psychological distress from risk of COVID-19 infection and unmet needs finds University of Melbourne research