Reading in the news - Tue 12 Jan
Release Date 12 January 2021
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Professor Patricia Riddell (Psychology) is quoted in the Guardian (and in print), MSN News and FR24 about lower adherence to lockdown rules and lower public trust in the Government.
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted in the Times (and in print) about the inequal effect of the latest wave of Covid-19 infections; and Express about realistic timeframes for how long vaccinations for Covid-19 will be administered. Dr Clarke also spoke to TalkRADIO and BBC Cornwall.
- ABC News includes comments from Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) in an article about a new generation of vaccines for Covid-19 delivered by an inhaler. Prof Jones also spoke to BBC News Channel to answer questions about Covid-19 vaccines.
- The Epoch Times includes comments by Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) about the accuracy of lateral flow testing for Covid-19. Dr Edwards also spoke to BBC Berkshire about the tests, and also on BBC Berkshire to answer listeners’ questions.
- Dr Jane Parker (Food) is quoted in The Counter about Covid-related loss of smell and taste.
- Dr Katrina Bicknell (Pharmacy) is quoted in an article for the Pharmaceutical Journal (£) about teaching the new generation of pharmacists during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the lessons learned during 2020.
- Dr Sakthi Vaiyapuri (Pharmacy) spoke to BBC Berkshire about his ongoing research into venomous snakebites, including a health education campaign in South India providing advice about to seek appropriate help when bitten.
- BBC Berkshire interviewed Dr David Carter (ISLI) about language learning following reports that UK residents are most likely to use apps to help learn an additional language.
- Wokingham Today (in print) cover the successful fundraising appeal for the student hardship fund. Read our news story here.
- Further reports about a deal between a lawtech firm founded by Dr Mimi Zou (Law) with Panasonic to provide AI software that can identify potential disputes before they develop, in Business Mayor and Law Gazette (in print).
- BBC One’s Homes under the Hammer look at a property in Reading and note that it’s close to the University’s Whiteknights campus.