UCL in the media
Asking about people’s sex at birth as well as their current gender identity is an important part of a census, as it can have an impact on all areas of everyday life, argues Professor Alice Sullivan (UCL Institute of Education).
London and the South-East should be receiving a larger proportion of the Covid-19 vaccine based on their high rates of the virus, but this is not happening as “people are so sensitive about London. You can imagine the outcry,” says Professor Christina Pagel (UCL Mathematics).
Patients admitted to very full hospitals have an increased chance of dying which is equivalent to being up to 11 years older, according to a new study co-led by Dr Bilal Mateen (UCL Institute of Health Informatics) and Professor Christina Pagel (UCL Mathematics).
Commenting on a report from the Scottish Citizens Assembly that favours further devolution of parliamentary powers over independence, Professor Robert Hazell (UCL Constitution Unit) says Scottish independence threatens to break the United Kingdom apart.
A third coronavirus strain emerging from Brazil is unlikely to have mutated enough to surpass the current range of vaccines, says Professor Francois Balloux (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment).
Professor Lorraine Sherr (UCL Institute for Global Health) comments on concerns around how those mourning loved ones lost to coronavirus will experience grieving with limited social and community support during lockdown.
As Italy prepares to prosecute 350 alleged ’Ndrangheta members in its largest mafia trial yet, Professor John Dickie (UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society) says the trial is important but does not reach the heart of the organisation.
Less than half (43%) of people who developed Covid-19 symptoms say they’ve requested a test, but ‘Majority’ compliance with the lockdown rules is being reported by 96% of people, finds the Covid-19 Social Study, led by Dr Daisy Fancourt (UCL Epidemiology & Health).
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Teaching Fellow Darren Chetty (UCL Arts & Sciences) and author and poet Michael Rosen discuss ways of disagreeing that could help to unite us, and provide a more productive way of communicating in an increasingly divided society.