COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Disease information, and how Garvan is contributing to global research efforts
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COVID-19 research at Garvan

Our researchers responded immediately to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are driving or collaborating on projects locally and globally to develop new ways to treat and prevent infection. This includes:

  • Engineering antibodies for COVID-19 protection and therapy
  • Tracing coronavirus evolution
  • Developing tests to predict COVID-19 infection severity

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What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a serious infectious disease caused by a novel type of coronavirus, which primarily affects the lower respiratory tract. COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 strain of coronavirus and was first reported in China in December 2019.

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Key information

People most at risk

People most at risk

The elderly, and those with compromised health or immunity

Rapid spread

Rapid spread

COVID-19 is fast-moving, as it can be spread asymptomatically

Finding a cure

Finding a cure

A vaccine or cure is a while away, but research is moving quickly. Please donate to our urgent research.

Minimising spread

Minimising spread

Physical distancing measures and good hygiene practices can minimise spread.