SBS researchers appear on ABC’s 7.30 Report
Professors Kanta Subbarao and Deborah Williamson were both featured to discuss issues related to coronavirus.
Professor Subbarao, of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunology (Doherty Institute), spoke to broadcaster and physician Dr Norman Swan on the program about whether winter could see a flare-up of COVID-19. As the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, Professor Subbarao discussed whether what we know about influenza could be used to predict seasonal influence on coronavirus.
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Professor Williamson, also of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Doherty Institute, was interviewed for a story about the reliability of some coronavirus diagnostic tests. She spoke about the Institute’s recent research into some rapid blood tests that may only have a limited role in diagnosing the disease.
This interview was also featured in an ABC News article on the same issue.