Reading in the news - Fri 27 Mar27 March 2020
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Dr Al Edwards (Bio-Sci) spoke to Deutsche Welle about the spread of the coronavirus in Africa about mass-testing in South Korea; BBC World Service about antibody tests; CNN about the shortage of medical equipment; and The Independent about prioritising antibody testing kits
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Prof Ian Jones (Bio Sci) is quoted by Yahoo News in a report about a number of newborn babies who have become infected with the virus; and a piece by the Daily Mail about the reliability of antibody tests
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Dr Simon Clarke (Bio Sci) is quoted by The Independent about whether a second wave of the virus is inevitable
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Dr Sakthivel Vaiyapuri is quoted in a report by various news outlets, including 104.5WOKV, about whether your blood type makes it more likely for you to catch the virus
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Prof Hannah Cloke (Geography) is quoted in a piece by THE about the pressure currently placed on researchers
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Prof Bill Collins (Met) is quoted in a piece by The Mirror about the sudden drop in air pollution in major cities around the world
Rainfall Rescue: Professor Ed Hawkins’ (Met) project to encourage people who are stuck indoors to help input data from Victorian weather reports into a database was featured by the Guardian; Daily Mail; Times; Independent; I Paper; BBC South; BBC Radio Berkshire and various local newspapers including Oxford Mail and Bracknell News.
- Dr Tara Pirie (Ecology) took part in BBC Radio Berkshire’s ‘Corona Club’ discussion about self-isolation.
- The University’s law department is mentioned in a piece by FE News about £2million bursaries and scholarships announced by the University of Law.