UCL in the media
Rheumatologist Dr Jessica Manson (UCL Surgery and Interventional Sciences) explains a study looking at ‘cytokine storms’, where the body has released of ‘a storm’ of too many cytokine proteins in the immune system, which can further damage the patient’s immune system.
SAGE member Professor Susan Michie (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments how the UK Government’s stay alert slogan may be confusing for the general public and could use clarification.
Professor Anthony David (UCL Institute of Mental Health) writes about the potential mental health effects of Covid-19, partly based on evidence from new studies by Dr Jonathan Rogers (UCL Psychiatry) and Dr Daisy Fancourt (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health).
A UCL study has shown that washing hands 6-10 times a day can reduce the risk of a person developing a virus. UCL PhD researcher Sarah Beale (UCL Institute of Health Informatics) explains this study supports UK government’s public health messaging to wash hands regularly.
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To ensure regular cuts to global emissions, Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) explains we must shift energy production away from relying on fossil fuels, as this may be the true lesson learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a commentary about how the lack of understanding about Covid-19 has affected financial markets, economist Gerard Lyons mentions Visiting Professor Paul Ormerod (UCL Centre for Decision Making Uncertainty) and builds a picture of the economic situation facing the UK.
Professor Tomas Chamorro-Permuzic (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments on the pros and cons of how online video conferencing tools could be used by employers to manage staff members’ performance.
As lockdown measures are eased, Professor Hugh Montgomery (UCL Medicine) stresses the need for the British public to maintain personal hygiene practices in order to avoid a second wave of the coronavirus.
SAGE member Professor Susan Michie (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) answers questions from the public about social distancing, hygiene and how best to keep safe as the lockdown eases.
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