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.Read about COVID-19
People most at risk
The elderly, and those with compromised health or immunity
COVID-19 is fast-moving, as it can be spread asymptomatically
Physical distancing measures and good hygiene practices can minimise spread.