Mathematical model to predict spread of airborne diseases – Heriot Watt University

A new mathematical model is helping develop the current understanding of how airborne diseases such as Covid-19 can spread during breathing and aerosol generating procedures. Researchers from Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh have developed a mathematical model of droplet migration. Dr Cathal Cummins of Heriot-Watt’s School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Institute for […]

Study reveals more than 40% of COVID-19 infections had no symptoms – Imperial College London

A study of COVID-19 in the quarantined Italian town of Vò, where most of the population was tested, reveals the importance of asymptomatic cases. The authors of the new research, from the University of Padova and at Imperial College London, published today in Nature, suggest asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic people are an important factor in the transmission of COVID-19. They also argue […]

Widespread facemask use could prevent a second COVID-19 wave – University of Cambridge

Even basic homemade masks significantly reduce transmission at a population level, according to latest modelling. Researchers call for information campaigns that encourage the making and wearing of facemasks. Population-wide use of facemasks keeps the coronavirus ‘reproduction number’ under 1.0, and prevents further waves of the virus when combined with lockdowns, a modelling study led by […]

Transmission must be reduced by 65% to control pandemic – Imperial College London

Imperial’s Professor Neil Ferguson says that the UK must keep coronavirus transmission suppressed by around 65% to control the pandemic. Professor Ferguson – who has led Imperial’s Covid-19 Response team – gave evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee earlier today. The Science and Technology Committee were speaking with UK academics to […]

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