Reading in the news - Tue 13 Oct13 October 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live about the government’s new tiered restrictions system. He is quoted by the the Times, Daily Mail and BioWorld on the reinfection case in the US; Daily Mail on the high infection rate in the north of England; and the Independent and MSN News on when the pandemic might end.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by Newsweek on transmission among children.
- Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) is quoted by the Telegraph on reinfection and immunity.
- BBC Radio Berkshire interviewed PhD researcher Maureen Wanzala (GES) about her flood forecasting research and career so far.
- Dr Nikolaos Antypas (Henley Business School) is quoted by the Express about how negative interest rates work, after it was reported the Bank of England is considering this. He was also interviewed by BBC Radio Shropshire.
- Heart Radio Berkshire reports that The Museum of English Rural Life has received a share of the government’s arts funding. Read our news story.
- Farming UK reports that six young farmers have won bursaries to study sustainable farming practices at Reading or the Royal Agricultural University.