UCL in the media
Joining critics of the proposed internal market bill, which would grant the UK override powers in relation to the Brexit withdrawal agreement, Professor Philippe Sands, QC (UCL Laws) said it would diminish "the United Kingdom’s reputation as a champion of the rule of law."
Professor Anthony Costello (UCL Institute for Global Health) calls for urgent reforms to the test, trace and isolate system if England is to avoid a second national lockdown.
Long-term complications from Covid-19 need to be considered with regards to student infections at universities, argues Professor Karl Friston (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology).
Even if vaccines and treatments are developed for Covid-19, the best ways to minimise excess deaths from the virus are measures such as lockdowns and an adequate test, trace and isolate system, says Dr Amitava Banerjee (UCL Institute of Health Informatics).
Research led by Professor Yvonne Kelly (UCL Epidemiology & Health) into how too much social media can be linked to higher rates of depression in girls is mentioned in a discussion how to wean children off of social media platforms.
With Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s faith becoming a hot topic for voters, Dr Thomas Gift (UCL Centre on US Politics) warns Democrats to be careful when questioning her, or risk alienating voters by exploiting religion for partisan gain.
Dr Tim Colbourn (UCL Institute for Global Health) explains that in contrast to other countries, there is a growing Anglo-American desire for government officials to “give up restrictions and let it [Covid-19] spread" to save local economies.
Professor Laurence Lovat (UCL Surgery & Interventional Sciences) says more research is needed on an ear bud which aims to reduce indigestion by nerve stimulation, for if the wrong nerve area was affected, “you could see unintended effects such as altered bowel habits."
Professor Andrew Hayward (UCL Epidemiology & Health) explains how UK Government ministers ignored Sage experts’ advice to implement shorter lockdowns weeks ago, which would have reduced the need for much more intensive and longer term lockdowns in the future.
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