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Called INNA-051, it boosts the immune system to fight common colds in the nose and throat before it reaches the lungs. Now, it’s proved remarkably successful in reducing viral replication of COVID-19 as well. This medical advancement shows what can happen when you donate to HMRI.
Even with Australia’s high vaccination rate, COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly in the community. The latest Omicron variant of concern appears to be far more contagious than the Delta variant, but so far, the Delta variant is more likely to cause hospitalisation.
Masks are a key measure to reduce transmission of all variants of COVID-19, including Delta and Omicron. A well-fitted mask can protect a healthy person and also stop an asymptomatic person, who may be unaware they have the virus, from passing it on.
Mental health is obviously a big concern during the current COVID-19 lockdowns. We spoke with Dr Jaelea Skehan, a registered psychologist, researcher and Director at Everymind for some advice on managing our mental health during these times.
We asked HMRI and The University of Newcastle physical activity researcher Professor David Lubans some of the common questions people have been asking about maintaining fitness and exercising during lockdown when we don't have access to gyms and our movements away from home are restricted.
Maintaining good nutrition and eating habits is important during lockdown periods where our routines can be disrupted. Laureate Professor Clare Collins provides some advice on how we can best manage our diet during lockdown restrictions.