UCL in the media
Older people in the poorest sector of the population were more than twice as likely to feel isolated and lonely during the first lockdown as the richest, finds a new study involving Professor Andrew Steptoe (UCL Epidemiology & Health).
A group of glass panels from Canterbury Cathedral may be the oldest existing stained glass windows in England, according to a team of scientists including Dr Laura Ware Adlington and Professor Ian Freestone (Both UCL Institute of Archaeology).
People with cardiovascular disease who drank up to 13 units of alcohol each week had less chance of heart attack, stroke, angina or death than teetotallers, finds a study led by PhD Researcher Chengyi Ding (UCL Epidemiology & Health).
A drop in new Covid infections could be evidence that cases have peaked, with “no further surges until winter,” says Professor Karl Friston (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology).
The announcement that Premier league football games could go ahead at full capacity, it’s clear that the trial to test the safety of live events has given the Government “an excuse for opening things up,” says Professor Deenan Pillay (UCL Infection & Immunity).
Data which shows Britons from ethnic minorities live longer will be due to a range of factors, including the ‘healthy migrant effect’, where the arduous journey migrants take to the UK favours those in better health, says Dr Parth Patel (UCL Institute of Health Informatics).
Lifting all Covid restrictions is a way to “get as many people infected as possible, as quickly as possible, while using the rhetoric about caution as a way of putting the blame on the public for the consequences,” says Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Health).
It is concerning and surprising that there has a been a steep decline in the proportion of positive Covid tests being analysed for variants among people arriving from red list countries, says Professor Francois Balloux (UCL Genetics Institute).
George the Poet is interested in “seeing the consequences of so many young black men in prison, who consider themselves rappers and have been completely excluded from society,” says Professor Mariana Mazzucato (UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose).