Reading in the news - Weds 8 Jul08 July 2020
#WeAreTogether: Reading's work to help during the crisis
- Reading alumni Adam Calthrop (Read our news story) and Jill Rodney (Read our news story) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about their work on the COVID-19 frontline as part of a series of interviews highlighting their contribution.
- EIT Food report on grants awarded to look at the impact of Covid-19 on the food industry, and notes UoR was part of a group who will look at the impact on the dairy industry.
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to Sky News and answered viewer questions about Covid-19 for BBC South Today, and is quoted in the Guardian (also in print) about a new publication on face coverings. Dr Clarke also spoke to BBC Hereford and Worcester about face coverings.
- Further coverage of comments by Prof Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) on how long Covid-19 antibodies lasts, in the Evening Standard, Business Insider, Yahoo! News and MSN. Prof Jones is also quoted in an article for Newsweek about whether the coronavirus is "airborne" following a letter by prominent scientists to the WHO, and in the National UAE on the search for a vaccine.
- Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) is quoted by the Bloomberg (£) on antibody testing, and spoke to BBC Berkshire about face coverings.
- Qrius republish an article in the Conversation by Dr Jorge Guira (Law) on the future of airliners following the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Daily Express (in print) cover a report calling for immediate action to protect insect numbers in the UK, and cites UoR research suggesting that pollinators provide a benefit worth about £700 million a year.
- Quartz have republished an article written for The Conversation by Dr Vicky Boult (Meteorology) about hundreds of elephants that have mysteriously died in Botswana.
- Farming Monthly National (in print) report on research about barriers for some farmers to respond to consultation on a new scheme to replace EU subsidies. Dr David Rose (Agriculture) is quoted.
- The Environment Journal report on the granting of approval to extend a nature reserve in Langley Mead. Read our news story here.
- An article about free ice creams for NHS staff in Reading mentions that the van visited the Dingley Clinic based at BHFT's site on the University of Reading campus, in the Reading Chronicle.