UCL in the media
PhD researcher Diego Garcia Rodriguez (UCL Gender & Sexuality Studies) and Khanis Suvianita from the Universitas Gadjah Mada examine the efforts of transgender groups in Indonesia helping those in need during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Neurological and psychiatric complications observed in critically ill patients during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, shine new light on conditions which may be linked to coronavirus, finds new research co-led by UCL.
With no physical barrier separating taxi drivers from their passengers, drivers face a higher risk of infection. Dr Joe Grove (UCL Infection & Immunity) explains, “Even after they've left the car, the virus will remain.”
Following the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices developed by a team run by Professor Rebecca Shipley (UCL Mechanical Engineering), the UCL-Ventura CPAP machine manufactured in Australia is featured in a piece promoting major inventions in combatting Covid-19.
A genetic study of more than 7,500 patients infected with Covid-19 have shown that the virus may have been present as early as October 2019. Professor Francois Balloux (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) explains how the research found more than 200 genetic mutations.
With schools set to reopen in September without social distancing measures in place, SAGE member and Honorary Lecturer Dr Gavin Morgan (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) suggests the UK Government run an information campaign to earn the trust of parents and teachers.
As many people flock to beaches to enjoy the summer heat, Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Health) warns that people are interpreting the UK Government’s advice as a free pass to ignore social distancing rules.
On balance a third of people in the UK have been enjoying the lockdown, while 46% have not been enjoying it and 21% have mixed feelings, finds UCL’s Covid-19 Social Study, led by Dr Daisy Fancourt (UCL Epidemiology & Health Care).
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PhD student Julia Manning (UCL Computer Science), who researches digital solutions for stress management in the context of secondary schools, describes the risks of the Covid-19 crisis to teachers’ mental health and how school leaders ought to invest in teacher wellbeing.