UCL in the media
Professor Alice Sullivan (UCL Institute of Education) stresses the need to collect data on different genders, as studies on gender during the lockdown have shown issues including female health practitioners wearing PPE designed for men, and a rise in domestic abuse.
Professor Mary Fulbrook (UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society) describes the warring emotions felt by Soviet forces, Nazi party members, as well as allies and surviving refugees displaced from the Second World War.
A study led by Dr Daisy Fancourt (UCL Epidemiology & Health) has found that younger people are suffering more with mental health and financial issues due to the Covid-19 lockdown, as well as being the most likely to break the restrictions.
Sunday’s announcement on the easing of lockdown measures will make little difference for most people, but the minority who are not following guidance will take the announcement as permission to break the rules, says Professor Susan Michie (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences)
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Following reports that native South American tribes are barricading villages to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Honorary Professor Carolyn Stephens (The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL) explains that many elderly indigenous people could fall victim to it if unprotected.
As the Government unveils how it will ease the lockdown restriction, Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) explains that any mixed messaging will generate fear and confusion amongst the public.
Describing his recent experiences caring for patients with Covid-19, Professor Hugh Montgomery (UCL Medicine), highlights the huge strain he and his colleagues are under and calls for more dedicated support and education for intensive care staff.
Clinical observations of COVID-19 patients, who went on to have a stroke, suggest coronavirus may cause clots within blood vessels (arteries) in the brain, finds a team of neurologists from UCL and UCLH. Professor David Werring (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) comments.