In Brief


SARS-CoV-2: are eyes a missing link?

Droplet deposition on the eye surface has been ‘greatly underappreciated as a probable, frequent route for SARS-CoV-2 transmission’, write UNSW Sydney Ophthalmologist Professor Minas Coroneo and Australian National University Infectious Diseases Physician and Microbiologist Professor Peter Collignon in a Lancet Microbe comment. Citing past studies on the role of eyes in viral and bacterial transmission, and acknowledging the importance of a strong evidence base, they said there was an urgent need to develop better eye protection strategies based on the understanding of ocular interactions with the environment. Read more at:

ASCIA guides on COVID-19 vaccination

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) has developed two quick reference guides for health professionals on COVID-19 vaccination. The guides, Allergy and COVID-19 Vaccination and Immunodeficiency, Autoimmunity and COVID-19 Vaccination are based on information from ASCIA’s Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Autoimmunity and COVID-19 Vaccination Position Statement and Frequently Asked Questions document. They are available at: