The rise and fall in Australia’s life expectancy during the pandemic
Australia’s life expectancy performed better than most other high-income countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, found study led by the University of Melbourne
What we now know about long COVID and our brains
After three years of the COVID-19 pandemic we know more about PCNS or Long COVID, but there’s a vital need for more research says University of Melbourne expert
Australia’s risky food supply chains
University of Melbourne experts say Australia can’t rely on industry and charities to feed people during disasters - government must lead in food security.
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.
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
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?
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
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
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.
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