Reading in the news - Fri 6 Nov06 November 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted widely about a planned cull of minks in Denmark which is linked to COVID-19 infections, in the Guardian, and New Scientist; Independent, Washington Post, LA Times, and ABC News and other US titles via an Associated Press story; and Mail Online and other international titles via a Reuters story.
- Mail Online and MSN quote Prof Jones on research about the increased risk of strokes among Asian people who have had COVID-19.
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted on BBC News Online about a new COVID-19 ‘passport’ app, in the New Scientist (in print) on research into using plasma to treat the infection. Dr Clarke also spoke to TalkRADIO about the culling of minks in Denmark.
- Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) is quoted on BBC News Online about mass testing, and in Wired about how Christmas is going to be celebrated differently.
- Wired spoke to Gurinder Purewal Singh (Pharmacy) about the Test and Trace system and issues with availability of a translation service for contract tracers for calls with non-English speakers.
US election: Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics & International Relations) spoke to BBC Berkshire about the ongoing results coming in from the US Presidential election.
- An article in Vogue looks at air purification, and cite research by Dr Tijana Blanusa (Agriculture) and the RHS on how plants act to filter air indoors.
- Markets Media reports on a new scholarship scheme launched by ICMA centre for people from sub-Saharan Africa looking to study finance.