UCL in the media
While Thatcher is credited with changing Britain’s economic trajectory, research by Professor Nauro Campos (UCL Economics) suggests that the country’s entry into the EEC (now the EU) in 1973 was at least as important.
Despite difficulty in interpreting the data due to fluctuations in testing and sampling, “when you model the underlying incidence and prevalence, then it looks as if new cases [of Covid-19] have now peaked,” says Professor Karl Friston (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology).
Scientists led by Professor Ofer Lahav (UCL Physics & Astronomy) have catalogued almost 700 million astronomical objects in one of the most detailed sky surveys ever undertaken.
Patients admitted to very full hospitals have an increased chance of dying which is equivalent to being up to 11 years older, according to a new study co-led by Dr Bilal Mateen (UCL Institute of Health Informatics) and Professor Christina Pagel (UCL Mathematics).
Commenting on a report from the Scottish Citizens Assembly that favours further devolution of parliamentary powers over independence, Professor Robert Hazell (UCL Constitution Unit) says Scottish independence threatens to break the United Kingdom apart.
A third coronavirus strain emerging from Brazil is unlikely to have mutated enough to surpass the current range of vaccines, says Professor Francois Balloux (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment).
Professor Lorraine Sherr (UCL Institute for Global Health) comments on concerns around how those mourning loved ones lost to coronavirus will experience grieving with limited social and community support during lockdown.