Reading in the news - Wed 17 Jun17 June 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to Sky News, LBC, Heart, and the Breeze following the announcement that a steroid, dexamethasone, can be used to improve mortality; and BBC South Today answering questions about Covid-19.
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to help during the crisis
A new online platform for arts and culture has been launched by Reading UK Culture Live in partnership with UoR and the council, reports Supanet.
Football’s coming back: The Times and the South China Morning Post report on research from Drs James Reade and Carl Singleton (Economics) about home advantage being lost in games played in empty stadiums.
- The Jewish Chronicle have run a comment about taking down statues, and quotes Dr Jacqui Turner (History) about the statue of Nancy Astor.
- Kompas.com report on comments by Prof Helen Dodd (Psychology) about the impact of lockdown on child wellbeing.
- PhD student Akshay Deoras (Meteorology) is quoted by the Hindustan Times on the monsoon in India.
- BBC Three Counties spoke to Dr Charmi Patel (Henley Business School) about monitoring staff at home.
- An article for the Leasing Broker Federation about electric vehicles cites data from CEH and UoR about pollution levels falling due to lockdown.