UCL in the media
The seasonality of Covid-19, coupled with the vaccine rollout, mean that a “significant return to normality,” should be possible by the summer, says Professor Andrew Hayward (UCL Epidemiology & Health).
Amid concern around the government’s plans to reopen schools in March, Professor Anthony Costello (UCL Institute for Global Health) comments on the possible effects for children’s health, education and coronavirus transmission in the community.
As scientists come to grips with how the coronavirus continues to mutate, Professor Deenan Pillay (UCL Infection & Immunity) says current efforts to contain an outbreak of the South African variant in the UK will likely contain rather than eliminate it.
Professor Andrew Pontzen and Professor Chamkaur Ghag (both UCL Physics & Astronomy) discuss gravity, from how early theories were ultimately disproven to the mysteries of dark matter.
Professor Ronan McCrea (UCL Laws) discusses what the publication of the EU contract means for the vaccine row with AstraZeneca.
A Chinese-developed Covid-19 vaccine which has low rates of preventing the disease, but can prevent serious illness, could still be ‘a very useful tool’ as preventing serious illness is the top priority, says Senior Research Fellow Oksana Pyzik (UCL School of Pharmacy).
A co-ordinated approach by the UK to control borders and prevent transmission of Covid-19 variants is necessary to control the spread of the virus, says Senior Research Fellow Oksana Pyzik (UCL School of Pharmacy).
Despite being widely expected, the sentencing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has led to widespread protests from his supporters and a violent crackdown by the police, says Dr Ben Noble (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies).
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to prison, but used the media spotlight of his trial to issue a challenge to Putin and a manifesto for the Russian people, writes Honorary Professor Mark Galeotti (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies).
Education systems where parents choose schools are often more segregated in relation to socio-economic differences, argues an article co-authored by Professor Dominic Wyse (UCL Institute of Education).