Reading in the news - Fri 23 Oct23 October 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- CNN International interviewed Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) following his opinion article in the Spectator; and Dr Clarke spoke to RTE Prime Time about Ireland’s handling of the pandemic.
- Dr Clarke is quoted in CNN online, Sky News, Mail Online, Reuters, Al Jazeera, and other international outlets about a trial of blood plasma to treat COVID; in iNews about managing the pandemic around Christmas, and in Mail Online about house parties which break COVID restrictions.
- Professor Helen Dodd (Psychology) spoke to LBC about a new report on the impact of COVID-19 and lockdowns on children’s mental health and wellbeing.
- Further coverage of comments by Prof Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) in Mail Online, Mirror Online, Huffington Post, CTV, Science Times, and The Week’s business briefing following the death of someone involved in a COVID-19 vaccine trial in Brazil.
- The European covers a new book by Henley Business School Exec Fellow Campbell MacPherson about change management and leadership in a pandemic.
Drinking tea can reduce blood pressure: Further coverage of a new study led Professor Gunter Kuhnle (Food) which has found that people who consume a diet including flavanol-rich foods and drinks, including tea, apples and berries, could lead to lower blood pressure, in the Mirror Online, Metro, AOL, Nutra Ingredients, NDTV Food, Nutrition Insight, and Medical Daily. The study was mentioned on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, the Jeremy Vine show on FIVE, and Prof Kuhnle spoke to BBC Norfolk about the study. Read our news story.
Green recovery: Professor Hannah Cloke (Meteorology and Geography) is quoted in articles in Xinhua Headlines and China Economic Net about commitments made at the UN General Assembly by Chinese President Xi Jinping about tackling climate change.
- Express Online report on suggestions that a new space race is developing over the Moon, and quotes Professor James Green (Law) about public law around space.
- Further coverage of Readings’ involvement in developing a new rugged field diagnostic kit which will tell farmers and vets which antibiotics to use to treat cow and buffalo mastitis, in The Dairy Site. Read our news story.
- Forbes looks at four tips to starting a ‘side hustle’ in 2020, and cites Henley Business School research on the topic.
- Students from UoR’s School of Agriculture, Policy and Development have received grants to study sustainable farming including two students from Kent, reports South East Farmer.