UCL in the media
“The ICUs aren’t overrun for this time of year, which in a normal winter would be absolutely peak season with other viruses,” says Professor Mark Peters (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health).
Around 40% of mental health patients are placed on wards outside their local area, which “dislocated them not just from their family, but also from their [NHS] community team,” says Professor Helen Killaspy (UCL Psychiatry).
Professor Andrew Hayward (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health) has said that people will lives with Covid continuing to transmit “but causing much less disruption” in the future.
Professor David Katz (UCL Infection & Immunity) said that we simply “don’t know” whether a fourth jab will be necessary to provide adequate long-term protection from Covid and further strains of the virus.
We need to be clear on the science that plant-based diets are better for the planet and movements like Regenuary are “muddying waters” on this issue, says Professor Simon Lewis (UCL Geography).
Putin may harbour anxieties about dissent in ex-Soviet states fuelled by the protests in Kazakhstan, says Dr Rasmus Nilsson (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies).
Professor Christopher McGregor (UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science) says animal-to-human transplants – so called xenotransplantation – could eradicate NHS organ donation waiting lists within a decade.
Professor Christina Pagel (UCL Mathematics) and Professor Russell Viner (UCL great Ormond Street Institute for Child Health) discuss why the new Covid variant may be affecting younger children more.
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People are not just turning down the Covid jab because of the vaccine campaign, “it’s much bigger than that because, there have been years of inequalities in countries like the UK and cities like London,” explains Dr Talia Isaacs (IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education & Society).