Lockdown and school closures in Europe may have prevented 3.1m deaths – Imperial College London

Large-scale lockdowns and other non-pharmaceutical interventions in Europe have been successful in reducing the transmission levels of SARS-CoV-2. This is the conclusion of a modelling study from Imperial College London scientists, published online in Nature today, which suggests lockdown measures have been sufficient to control the growth of the epidemic. The team, from the MRC […]

COVID-19 symptom checker and advice tracker app – Ulster University

Researchers from Ulster University’s Schools of Engineering and Computing have developed an app to check for COVID-19 symptoms and provide advice. The app collects information, checks for symptoms, helps perform diagnostics and provides advice. Data from the app can also be used to aid contact tracing and inform policy and decision makers in their overall recovery strategy. A novel add-on to improve overall result accuracy is the […]

Global survey shows how the public are responding to COVID-19 – Imperial College London

New survey data reveals how people across the world are behaving in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The survey, launched by Imperial College London in partnership with YouGov, is collecting insights from 30,000 individuals every week across 29 countries. Tracking how the public’s behaviours and attitudes in relation to COVID-19 are evolving over time aims […]

Bangor University contributes to global COVID-19 related research

Scientists at Bangor University are joining the global fight against the current COVID-19 pandemic. A group of leading academics are to pool their expertise to develop new ways of mass-monitoring levels of SARS-Cov-2, the virus which causes the newly named COVID-19 illness. Professor Davey Jones of the School of Natural Sciences and one of the project leaders explained: “An accurate estimation of the amount of […]

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