Around the Precinct – 10 June 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccination program rolls on, researchers from across the precinct are drawing attention to other parts of the globe and the health challenges they continue to face outside the pandemic – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.

Alfred Health COVID-19 vaccination

Experts from The Alfred have allayed concerns about side effects of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Alfred Health

AstraZeneca blood clotting syndrome now “very treatable”
The rare blood clotting syndrome linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine can easily be diagnosed and is very treatable, according to experts from The Alfred.
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Cancer care at home a lifesaver for Patricia
It was April last year, and Melbourne was in lockdown chaos. But Patricia McCabe had a much more personal crisis happening – she’d just found a lump under her arm, and it was breast cancer.
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Monash School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

World-first global study of heatwaves and mortality has some dire warnings
The first global study of heatwaves and mortality, led by Monash University, warns that – as these events increase in duration, frequency and intensity – significant numbers of lives will be claimed, and people are at greater risk depending on where they live.
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Burnet Institute

‘You can’t make malaria wait’: Hidden risks in COVID-19 foreign aid
Australia must ensure its $1.2 billion pledge to fight COVID-19 in the region does not overlook other health challenges. First published in the Australian Financial Review.
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Stark inequality in global COVID-19 vaccine rollout
Globally 2 billion doses of vaccine have been given, but Africa is being left behind. Watch Professor Mike Toole’s analysis of the disparity in vaccinating the world’s population.
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