UCL in the media
Last year a study by researchers including Dr Dorina Cadar (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care) found that people who are obese in late adulthood face a 31 per cent greater risk of dementia than those whose BMI is within the normal range.
Professor Julianne Nyhan (UCL Information Studies) is overseeing the new Sloane Lab project which is one of five core “Discovery Projects” that will explore ways to expand online access and research between 63 heritage collections and institutions.
Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Health) said that masks make a “substantial” difference on infection and it’s “beyond irresponsibility” for Boris Johnson not to wear one.
Professor Andrew Hayward (UCL Epidemiology & Health) says that the UK is “on a knife edge” when it comes to plans such as mandatory vaccines and fresh lockdowns.
Professor Irene Petersen (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Healthcare) suggests that Scotland’s Covid pass should be extended to people who have evidence of prior infection or a recent negative Covid-19 test, not only those who have been vaccinated.
Professor Francois Balloux (UCL Genetics Institute) comments on early evidence suggesting that the new version of the Delta variant causes fewer symptoms, saying that a higher proportion of asymptomatic carriers may be helping it transmit more readily in the UK.