Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases; physician and researcher. Head of Infectious Diseases, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. Views my own.

Melbourne, Australia
Joined October 2009
We have some exciting opportunities in the #BRACEtrial for both clinical and laboratory #PhD projects 🦠🔍 Work with 👉 @nigeltwitt @Immunity_Lab @PittetLaure @MCRI_for_kids @UniMelbMDHS To find out more or to apply 📲 mcri.edu.au/brace/study-team… #BCGvaccine #COVID19 #PhDproject
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Rapid antigen tests are useful because they pick up those at highest risk of spreading #COVID19. bbc.com/news/health-58899612 @michaelmina_lab has been highlighting their value since the start of the pandemic.
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MCRI Prof @nigeltwitt joins A/Profs @AshaBowen & Nicholas Wood on @abcnews & says while #vaccines are likely to be safe for use in #primaryschool #children, we can wait for more real-world data before rolling it out to them. Take a listen: abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm…
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Nigel Curtis retweeted
How worried should we be about #COVID19 in children? Covid is a threat to children. But it’s not an extraordinary threat. In fact, it’s very ordinary. In general, the risks from being infected are similar to the other respiratory viruses you probably don’t think much about 1/
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Nigel Curtis retweeted
#IDTwitter Well done @YaraAbo2 at the top of an all star effort @jpidsociety to unravel riddles, wrapped in mysteries, inside enigmas of using infliximab for paradoxical reactions in children with 🧠 TB! academic.oup.com/jpids/advan…@GweeAmanda @nigeltwitt @gabhaeusler @BenMarais1
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"Happily, though, #children still seem to be accounting for a tiny share of Covid deaths" Underlining that unvaccinated adults are the most at risk of severe #COVID19. bloomberg.com/opinion/articl… via @bopinion
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Nigel Curtis retweeted
Watch the new #FamilyGuy Short! Stewie and Brian travel inside Peter’s body to explain how vaccines work. Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? Visit GetVaccineAnswers.org for the most accurate and timely facts so we can all get back to the moments we love and miss most.
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A new MCRI study shows the prolonged impacts of #COVID-19 in #children is low. Prof @nigeltwitt talks to @ABCNews & says, "the findings of our study should lay some of those fears," stating most of the international #research was limited in scope. 🔊👇 abc.net.au/radio/adelaide/pr…
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#LongCOVID We reviewed 14 studies of persisting symptoms following #COVID19 in #children & #adolescents Most had major limitations and should be interpreted with caution. True risk is likely to be nearer 1 in 100 than often quoted 1 in 7. #medpeds #IDTwitter (Long) 🧵1/n
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This fits with the latest ONS data that also suggests the risk of #LongCOVID in children & adolescents is extremely low (0% to 1.7%).
The best data by far on #LongCovid is out from the ONS For kids, the news is incredibly reassuring - parents minds should be put to rest Rates of common symptoms after #COVID19 at 12 w for kids are extremely low (0% to 1.7%) compared to controls ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationa… 1/
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Importantly, even if only a very low % of children & adolescents have #LongCOVID, and regardless of whether their symptoms result from #SARSCoV2 infection or the indirect effects of the pandemic, we need to learn the best way to support them and help them get better.
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