UCL in the media
While Omicron can easily infect people with immunity to Delta, studies suggest the reverse is not the case, as “the cross-immunity between Delta and Omicron doesn’t seem to be completely symmetric,” says Professor Francois Balloux (UCL Genetics Institute).
Professor Morten Ravn (UCL Economics) says that the UK economy will “continue to lag behind” as “the pandemic is still not under control, UK public debt is high and will be hard to engineer either a stimulus or a significant tax reform.”
Instead of telling teachers that their provision is “inadequate”, Ofsted inspectors could lead by example, writes Emeritus Professor Frank Coffield (UCL IOE) in a letter.
Professor Christina Pagel (UCL Mathematics) said that “not only has Scotland reported new record numbers of cases of over 20,000 but its positive rate is sky high at almost 35 per cent.”
Researchers at UCL’s Constitution Unit said that after having waited “over 60 years as heir apparent, it would be perfectly natural for Prince Charles to want to assume the throne and perform the royal duties for which he has spent so long preparing in waiting.”
A new Covid variant has been detected in France, however Professor Francois Balloux (UCL Genetics Institute) says that the new variant is not linked with a spike in cases or hospitalisations in France.
Professor Russell Viner (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) said that “we haven’t covered ourselves with glory” on vaccinating 12 to 15-year-olds and admitted there had been some confusing messaging.