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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - What Our Community Needs To Know

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Why COVID-19 Is Worse For Those With Respiratory Conditions
April 9, 2020

People with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma are encouraged to take extra cautions during the coronavirus pandemic - our experts explain why.

HMRI’s research response to COVID-19
April 9, 2020

Research is the key to dealing with a pandemic like COVID-19  – HMRI is taking charge with coronavirus research a priority in lab and in clinical settings.

Professor Josh Davis
April 9, 2020

Professor Josh Davis features in the Newcastle Herald answering questions about the clinical progress of COVID-19 and how an overzealous immune response can have deadly consequences.

Dr Craig Dalton
April 7, 2020

FluTracking, an online surveillance system developed in the Hunter for tracking symptoms of flu and COVID-19, has revealed the benefits of Australia's COVID-19 response. 

Jessica Stokes-Parish demonstrates effective hand washing
April 5, 2020

HMRI researcher and ICU nurse, Jessica Stokes-Parish, explains how to wash your hands with soap and water to remove COVID-19 and other germs.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - how we can all help control the spread
April 4, 2020

We’re all in this together, and every single person has a role to play in controlling the spread of COVID-19. We’ve asked HMRI affiliated researchers and clinicians for their advice on controlling the spread and how we can all help.

Professor Tom Walley
April 4, 2020

HMRI Institute Director, Prof Tom Walley, features in the Newcastle Herald discussing ways Hunter researchers are working to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Professor Josh Davis
April 3, 2020

Australia is currently implementing social distancing and public health measures to control the spread of COVID-19. We ask HMRI researchers and clinicians to explain why we need to control the spread of COVID-19.

Professor Tom Walley
April 2, 2020

HMRI Institute Director, Professor Tom Walley, features in the Newcastle Herald with other medical experts discussing how long coronavirus pandemic is likely to last in Australia.

Professor David Durrheim
April 2, 2020

Up to 5 million Australians are estimated to be at risk of COVID-19 infection with their fate literally resting in the hands of community.