Around the Precinct: 16 April 2020

A COVID-19 vaccine trial to commence within weeks and why global health threats need a global response – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.

WHO COVID-19 global map

Burnet Institute’s Prof Brendan Crabb says it was a mistake for Trump to cut funding to the WHO this week.

Burnet Institute

Trump’s decision to cut WHO funding was a mistake
Burnet’s Director and CEO, Professor Brendan Crabb AC, writes in The Sydney Morning Herald about the impact of the decision during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Global COVID-19 pandemic: latest
The Australian Government, like others around the world, is rolling out major public health strategies aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus.
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New virus in bats linked to AIDS-like disease decimating koalas
A new study led by Burnet Institute and CSIRO scientists reveals bats as a reservoir for a family of deadly viruses that cause an AIDS-like disease in koalas.
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Nucleus Network

Novavax to commence COVID-19 vaccine trial with Nucleus Network
Novavax has called upon the expertise of Nucleus Network to commence Phase 1 clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine trials.
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