Reading in the news - Wed 20 May20 May 2020
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted in The Sun, Newsweek, Yahoo! News, Farm Week and a range of local publications about whether two metres is a sufficient distance to stop spreading the coronavirus.
- Dr Dyan Sellayah is quoted in Harper’s Bazaar about the link between Covid-19 risk and obesity.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by Newsweek on Covid-19 patients shedding the coronavirus for 17 days on average.
- CGTN spoke to Prof Patricia Riddell (Psychology) about the effect of lockdowns around the world on people’s mental health and wellbeing.
- Further coverage of a call by gut microbiome experts including Prof Glenn Gibson and Dr Gemma Walton (Food) to the Government to investigate the possible protective link between good gut health and Covid-19, in Nutra Ingredients.
- Prof Helen Dodd (Psychology) is quoted in Toy World Magazine calling on the Department for Education to prioritise play in guidance for when schools do reopen.
Read expert commentary from Dr Al Edwards on antibody testing, Prof Adrian Bell on unemployment figures, and a range of voices on US President Donald Trump reportedly taking antimalarial drugs to protect against Covid-19.
- Sky News and Financial Times quote Professor Janet Barlow (Meteorology) on research she contributed to, which shows CO2 emissions have dropped dramatically in European cities since lockdown started. Read our news story here.
- Prof Richard Allan (Met) is quoted in an article for Newsweek about the drop in coal electricity production around the world.
- Express cover research about the effect of climate change on extreme summer temperatures, and links to a new study by UoR researchers. Dr Talia Tamarin (Met) is quoted. Read our news story here.
- CNBC Africa spoke to South African international rugby player Tendai Mtawarira about the importance of education. Mtawariria is studying for an MBA at Henley Business School Africa.
- A letter in Nature co-written by Dr Etienne Roesch (Psychology) on replicability of studies.