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Liam is The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald's science reporter

COVID-19 vaccine doses for GPs to triple, Health Minister says

COVID-19 vaccine doses for GPs to triple, Health Minister says

Doctor clinics that had been receiving 50 doses a week will now get 150 per week as the vaccine rollout continues to ramp up.

  • by Rachel Clun and Liam Mannix

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You probably don’t need to worry about drinking more water
Analysis

You probably don’t need to worry about drinking more water

Population studies are yet to find long-term dehydration in anyone. It seems we drink as much as we need.

  • by Liam Mannix
Doubt over local mRNA plans as major companies pull out of Australia

Doubt over local mRNA plans as major companies pull out of Australia

Vaccine experts say it would take at least $250 million plus the support of a major pharmaceutical company to set up mRNA manufacturing in Australia, cooling hopes of a local jab in the next year.

  • by Liam Mannix
Victoria keeps finding COVID-19 in its wastewater. What’s going on?

Victoria keeps finding COVID-19 in its wastewater. What’s going on?

Victoria has detected COVID-19 in wastewater at least 13 times in the past month despite there not having been a single case of coronavirus in the community for 63 days – but experts say the testing program is working well.

  • by Liam Mannix
The mystery that could explain why COVID vaccines work so well
Analysis

The mystery that could explain why COVID vaccines work so well

There’s something a bit odd about the COVID-19 vaccines. Good-odd... But odd.

  • by Liam Mannix
The COVID-19 vaccines are here. Now what do we do?

The COVID-19 vaccines are here. Now what do we do?

It’s been deemed “the beginning of the end of the pandemic”, but a vaccinated population may not facilitate a return to life as we used to know it.

  • by Liam Mannix
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‘Not super-scary’: Indian variant no ‘double mutant’ but is warning sign

‘Not super-scary’: Indian variant no ‘double mutant’ but is warning sign

The variant of COVID-19 detected in India is no terrifying ‘double mutant’ but is a sign of how outbreaks anywhere in the world continue to pose a serious threat to Australia.

  • by Liam Mannix
Experts eye Melbourne-made mRNA vaccines in a year after $50m injection

Experts eye Melbourne-made mRNA vaccines in a year after $50m injection

A leading scientist says the $50 million Victoria is putting into producing mRNA vaccines in Melbourne should be enough to get a serious facility up and running in 12 months.

  • by Paul Sakkal, Melissa Cunningham, Liam Mannix and Rachel Clun
How are mRNA vaccines made and how do they work?

How are mRNA vaccines made and how do they work?

It would take less than two kilograms of mRNA to vaccinate all of Australia and to make that just 20 grams of DNA is required.

  • by Liam Mannix
France and Germany are mixing their vaccines. Should Australia do the same?

France and Germany are mixing their vaccines. Should Australia do the same?

There remains no evidence mixing COVID-19 vaccines is safe and effective, Australian experts say, even as France and Germany race ahead with mix-and-match plans.

  • by Liam Mannix
Did Australia get its vaccine strategy right?

Did Australia get its vaccine strategy right?

What went wrong? Could we have chosen different vaccines? Hindsight is 20:20, but was it clear early last year we should have selected different jabs?

  • by Liam Mannix