Know-C19 Hub

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global event caused by a novel virus.

As such, public health and policy responses are based on a limited, yet rapidly evolving knowledge and evidence base, including research findings, analysis and early experience from other countries.

The Know-C19 Hub

The Knowledge Hub for COVID-19 (Know-C19 Hub) is the gateway to our research findings, policy and technical reports, and also latest news about Burnet’s COVID-19 work. The Know C-19 Hub will actively seek to address gaps in knowledge and collate and provide novel strategic information on COVID-19 to inform the Australian and International response.

Click the links above to see Know-C19 Hub research briefs and analyses covering all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and global response.

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Hotel Quarantine in Victoria: third time lucky? – 8 April 2021

As international travellers return to Melbourne, will it be third time lucky for Victoria’s controversial hotel quarantine system? Mike Toole writes in The Conversation. International flights into Melbourne are set to resume today. Arrivals will be capped at 800 people in the first week, before increasing to 1,120 from April 15.

This marks the third time a hotel quarantine system has been launched in Victoria. After a series of mishaps, is this revamped version finally up to scratch?

A bumpy road

On March 28 last year, National Cabinet mandated 14 days of supervised quarantine for international arrivals across the country.

In June, a number of Melbourne hotel quarantine staff were infected, seeding a second wave of COVID-19 in Victoria. On July 1, Melbourne stopped receiving international arrivals. Flights would not recommence until December 7.

Read full story.



COVID-19 Epidemiology Global Update March 2021

COVID Viral Variants and Vaccines Global Update March 2021

TB elimination progress at risk

COVID-19 Vaccine acceptability among injecting drug users

Community-based responses to COVID-19 in Melbourne Trial



Burnet modelling informs Victoria’s roadmap – 28 September 2020

Reproduction number key to reducing Victoria’s COVID caseload – 7 August 2020

Victorian restrictions avert thousands of new infections – 3 August 2020

Masks reduce COVID-19 transmission – 21 July 2020

Burnet appointments to COVID-19 Taskforce – 7 April 2020

Know-C19 Hub

  • Know-C19: Public Health Response
  • Know-C19: Data & Modelling
  • Know-C19: Scientific Understanding
  • Know-C19: Global Analysis

Contact Details

Professor Brendan Crabb AC

Director and CEO; Co-Head Malaria Research Laboratory; Chair, Victorian Chapter of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI)




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