Covid-19 research briefs

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic MCRI has formed a COVID-19 Governance Group bringing together the institute’s experts in paediatrics, mental health, epidemiology, public health, infectious disease, immunity, child development, and vaccine development and communication.

 

One of the aims of the COVID-19 Governance Group is to help build community understanding of the latest research findings and how this research can inform adaptive health policy and practice.

This page will be regularly updated with the latest research briefings.

 

 

 

Research Briefs

The Indirect Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children and Adolescents

pdfThe Indirect Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children and Adolescents (PDF, 412 KB)
Published: 24/01/22

 

 

 

COVID-19 in Early Childhood Education and Care and SchoolspdfCOVID-19 in Early Childhood Education and Care and Schools (PDF, 495 KB)
Published: 18/10/21

 

 

 

COVID-19 and child and adolescent healthpdfCOVID-19 and child and adolescent health (PDF, 399 KB)
Published: 14/09/21

 

 

 

COVID-19 vaccination for children & adolescentspdfCOVID-19 vaccination for children & adolescents (PDF, 210 KB)
Published: 05/11/21

 

 

 

COVID-19 in Children Surveillance Reports

Weekly summaries documenting the latest COVID-19 surveillance data in children and adolescents. The summaries focus on Victoria and New South Wales (NSW), as well as specific countries that are relevant to the Australian context because of their size, COVID-19 epidemiology, the mitigation measures in place and data availability.

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pdfCOVID-19 and Children’s Surveillance Report #22 (PDF, 4.1 MB)
Published: 14/06/22

pdfCOVID-19 and Children’s Surveillance Report #21 (PDF, 4.6 MB)
Published: 14/06/22

pdfCOVID-19 and Children’s Surveillance Report #20 (PDF, 4.3 MB)
Published: 30/05/22

pdfCOVID-19 and Children’s Surveillance Report #19 (PDF, 4.6 MB)
Published: 30/05/22

pdfCOVID-19 and Children’s Surveillance Report #18 (PDF, 4.7 MB)
Published: 18/05/22

pdfCOVID-19 and Children’s Surveillance Report #17 (PDF, 4.5 MB)
Published: 11/05/22

Associated Resources

pdfCOVID-19 in Victorian ECEC and Schools: An analysis of COVID-19 in ECEC and schools and evidence-based recommendations for opening ECEC and schools & keeping them open (PDF, 3.9MB) Published: 9/11/20

Senate Select Committee on Covid-19

Senate Hearing 21/09/21

Senate Committee Proceedings from the Australian Parliament on COVID-19View the official recording of Senate Committee Proceedings from the Australian Parliament on COVID-19. Watch video
(MCRI features at 14:11:20)

Speakers:
Professor Sharon Goldfeld
Developmental paediatrician and a public health specialist, leader of the Population Health Theme at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Director of Centre for Community Child Health at The Royal Children’s Hospital and a Professor at the University of Melbourne.

Professor Andrew Steer
Paediatrician and an infections disease specialist at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Leads the Infection and Immunity Theme at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne.

pdfRead the MCRI opening statement (PDF, 116 KB)

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