‘I never thought we would get there’: Australia’s year of COVID – from the first case to the first doughnut day.News
Coronavirus vaccines only need to be 50 per cent efficacious according to the WHO — why? As the global coronavirus death toll approaches 2 million, a growing number of countries are rolling out the first generation of COVID-19 vaccines.News
Nobel Prize-winning immunologist Professor Peter Doherty told the Herald Sun the AstraZeneca vaccine would provide critical protection for Australians, as Prof Kelly warned focusing on “selective” data was undermining public confidence.News
Queensland police and health authorities are leading a renewed investigation into how the highly contagious UK variant of COVID-19 was spread from a returned traveller in hotel quarantine to a cleaner, her partner and two other hotel guests.News
How much more contagious is the new strain of COVID B117 detected in the UK? As countries around the world grapple with the challenges of rolling out urgently needed COVID-19 vaccines, health authorities are now facing another major hurdle: a more contagious form of coronavirus.News
The rollout of first-generation vaccines for COVID-19 is posing new challenges for many people enrolled in clinical trials of vaccines still in development. The challenge is that they are on placebo-controlled trials and do not know if they have been receiving the vaccine or a dummy.News
Coronavirus: Scientists concerned by way data from Chinese drug firm Sinovac’s vaccine trials is coming out.News
How important are COVID vaccine efficacy rates? Experts weigh in on whether greater investment in candidates with a higher efficacy rate would actually provide greater promise of elimination.News
COVID-19 vaccine myth-busters: Experts fact check claims. There are some wild claims going viral about the COVID-19 vaccines as they roll out in many countries.News
The Committee for Melbourne’s prestigious 2020 Melbourne Achiever Awards were announced today, honouring Professor Sharon Lewin AO and RMIT University for their outstanding contributions to Melbourne.News
Congratulations to Professor Jodie McVernon and team, whose excellence in modelling for Australian Government pandemic preparedness and response activities have been recognised in 2020.News
The Australian Institutes for Infectious Diseases and Global Health will harness expertise from across the medical research and public health sector and create the largest and most comprehensive infectious diseases capability in Australia, improving the region’s capacity to respond to present and future pandemics and other global health issues.News
Dr Anthony Fauci joined Professor Shitij Kapur and Professor Sharon Lewin for the first instalment of our new series Conversations on COVID-19: The Global View.Our panel discussed how COVID-19 is reshaping our world and the role of the fearless expert in a time of pandemic.News
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Welcome to the Department
of Infectious Diseases
As Head of Department, I am pleased to introduce the Department of Infectious Diseases. Recently established, the department joined the Melbourne Medical School (MMS) in 2020, bringing together the outstanding translational and clinical expertise of infectious diseases researchers based at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and MMS. The Department of Infectious Diseases is the academic home of clinical and translational research in infectious diseases and will provide opportunities to enhance the success of our clinician-scientists as world leaders in infectious diseases. Our researchers come from diverse backgrounds, including discovery research and basic scientists, clinician researchers, public health physicians and microbiologists. Research within the department encompasses all infectious diseases but we have significant strengths and critical mass in antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infections, malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, influenza, viral hepatitis, sexually-transmitted infections, skin pathogens and emerging infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
Professor Sharon Lewin AO, Head of Department of Infectious Diseases
Director, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
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