An increase in cardiac arrests during the pandemic, support for disadvantaged students and instant COVID-19 testing programme – 2nd July

Illustration of people being 2m apart due to COVID-19

Here’s a round-up of some of the latest stories about UK university COVID-19 projects and initiatives shared on social media over the past 24 hours.  

1. Keele University Professor of Interventional Cardiology speaks to UK Health Radio about the reasons behind the reduction in heart attacks and an increase in cardiac arrests during the COVID-19 crisis. 

2. University of Salford has loaned two CT Phantoms – imaging models of the chest and abdomen – to help radiographers diagnose cases of COVID-19. 

3. King’s College London calls for urgent policy changes to ensure care workers receive fair compensation for their work, which has been highlighted during the pandemic. 

4. SOAS University of London professor Laura Hammond will join a panel discussing the additional challenges faced by refugees in camps during the pandemic in a webinar hosted by the Imperial War Museums today at 7pm.  

5. University of Manchester researchers lead a programme to trial instant testing for COVID-19 giving diagnostic results in minutes rather than days. 

6. University of Exeter joins a national project supporting disadvantaged students affected by COVID-19 by providing free online activities and courses. 

7. City, University of London collaborates in new research project which finds that 91% of European workers who have been required to work from home during the pandemic are accepting of the changes needed. 

8. Queen Margaret University student launched Empty Kitchens to provide vulnerable people across Edinburgh with over 40,000 meals.

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