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Can we trust COVID-19 vaccines?
As the pandemic continues to evolve, and as does our response, there is a great deal of misinformation circulating as we all try to keep up with the latest advice and developments.Read more
Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for immunosuppressed people?
Living with cancer can be confusing, complex and challenging. Living with cancer in a pandemic can elevate this as uncertainty is compounded by constantly changing risks and advice for you and your loved ones.Read more
The delta variant
Delta is the name of the new, more infectious variant strain of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. It’s most likely you would’ve heard of delta because that’s the predominant strain circulating across Australia currently.Read more
Protecting children from COVID-19
So far, COVID-19 has been a global issue causing millions of deaths, predominantly amongst older people or those with underlying conditions. It was originally thought that kids simply couldn’t spread it.Read more
How effective are the vaccines against the Delta strain?
Before Delta, the increasing global data caused most doctors and scientists to be cautiously optimistic that COVID-19 vaccines would cut SARS-CoV-2 transmission by half. But now, Delta appears to be spreading in both unvaccinated and vaccinated people.Read more
Possible side effects of the Pfizer vaccine
Currently, one of the COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out around Australia is the Pfizer BioNTech mRNA vaccine. Most Australians between 12 years old and 60 years old, or with legitimate contraindications to the AstraZeneca vaccine, will be offered the Pfizer vaccine.Read more
Long COVID and Vaccination
We have now all heard about the data proving that the COVID-19 vaccines being administered around the world currently are significantly reducing rates of hospitalisations and deaths from COVID-19. But what about long COVID?Read more
Coping with negative feelings during lockdown
As COVID-19 continues to impact our everyday lives, and many of us remain in lockdown, there is growing concern about how prolonged and changing restrictions are affecting our mental health.Read more
The Stigma of 'Underlying Health Conditions'
How do you feel about the phrase ‘underlying health conditions’ being attached to ‘vulnerable’ people who have lost their lives to COVID-19? In this article, RCA’s Dr Emily discusses the impact this phrase can have on vulnerable groups, including those living with cancer.Read more