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Reading in the news - Wed 13 Jan – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Wed 13 Jan

Release Date 13 January 2021

Reading in the news


COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic

  • Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted by Mail Online and The Sun on the changing demographic of people being affected by the virus; Daily Hunt on the new strains of the virus.
  • Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by The National on vaccines.
  • Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) is quoted by Mail Online, Bio World, Amed Post on DIY lateral flow tests; and Zero Hedge on asymptomatic testing.
  • Dr Jane Parker (Food and Nutritional Sciences) is quoted by The Counter on loss of smell in Covid patients.

Climate Crisis: The Guardian quotes Tom Oliver on a report by an international team of scientists which argues the world is in a worse state than many appreciate. Yahoo News carries the same story.


Other coverage

  • World Economic Forum republish an article written for The Conversation by a group of Reading PhD students, on the extreme weather seen in 2020.
  • The Conversation publishes an article on the benefits of a four-day working week by Dr Rita Fontinha and Professor James Walker (Henley Business School). Big News Network and Verdict also report on the Henley Business School research.
  • Global media, including, Mirage, Wyoming News Now and Science Daily report on new research involving Reading showing smoke from wildfires cools the Earth more than previously thought.
  • Mashable Middle East, The US Posts and Kent Live quote Simon Lee (Meteorology) on the sudden stratospheric warming that could bring unusually cold conditions to the UK this winter. Read our news story.
  • Professor Glenn Gibson (Food & Nutritional Sciences) is quoted by Nutra Ingredients on links between vitamin D and gut health.
  • Cornwall Live reports on a sustainable farming partnership offering financial support for Agriculture students at the University of Reading.


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