Will it end with a new generation, a future-proof vaccine or will the virus keep mutating until it eventually runs out of steam? Two-and-a-half-years in and Australia is in the grip of a fourth COVID-19 wave. It’s predicted to be shorter and sharper than before, but it will not be the last. So what will the end look like? Deborah Burnett is on a team at Garvan Institute of Medical Research working on a transmission-blocking or “universal” vaccine. Since the first variants were identified in late 2020, COVID-19 has mutated to produce multiple variants and subvariants, putting us in what some call a “COVID soup”.  View More