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Reading in the news - Tue 12 Jan

Release Date 12 January 2021

Reading in the news

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. 
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UoRWay: how the university’s staff and students are continuing to do inspirational things despite the present challenges
  • 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. 
UK snow risk: Further coverage of comments by PhD student Simon Lee (Meteorology) about the UK being more prone to cold weather this winter due to current atmospheric conditions, in The Sun and Daily Star. Read our news story.

 

Other coverage

  • 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. 

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