Scientists call for urgent research into using mouthwash to reduce coronavirus spread – Cardiff University

A group of scientists has called for urgent research into whether readily-available mouthwash could be effective in reducing SARS-CoV-2 transmission. The group carried out a review of scientific research in this area, published in the journal Function, to assess whether mouthwash could have the potential to reduce transmission in the early stages of infection. The […]

Public transport use may lead to major COVID-19 outbreak – University of Leicester

A leading academic at the University of Leicester has warned of major COVID-19 outbreaks amongst passengers using public transport if precautions are not taken. Dr Julian Tang, Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Respiratory Sciences at the University of Leicester, warned that travelling on public transport presented a high risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, because […]

Dogs could be used to detect COVID-19 – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

The UK Government has awarded a specialist team of researchers more than £500,000 to find out if specially-trained bio-detection dogs could be used as a new rapid, non-invasive testing measure for COVID-19. In the first phase of the trial, world-leading disease control experts from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), in collaboration […]

Study to understand how parents are coping with homeschooling – University of Winchester

Most parents of school-age children are now responsible for home schooling them, as the coronavirus lockdown in the UK continues. But without any experience or time to prepare, and alongside weathering the pandemic, jobs and other caring responsibilities, how are parents coping with the realities of ensuring their children carry on learning while schools are […]

Recents tweets