Pregnant women with COVID-19 may be at higher risk of intensive care admission and could give birth early – University of Birmingham

Pregnant women with COVID-19 are less likely to show common symptoms, may be at higher risk of intensive care admission and could give birth early, new international study finds. The study analysed the outcomes of 11,432 pregnant and recently pregnant women from the USA, Europe, Central and South-East Asia and South America. Pregnant women, hospitalised […]

Preventing virus spread within households could control new outbreaks – University of Birmingham

Preventing virus spread within households could be key to controlling new outbreaks of COVID-19 Experts argue that robust strategies are needed to prevent in-household transmission, particularly within large, multi-generational households. More effective measures to prevent infection spreading within households are a vital part of preventing a second wave of COVID-19, say researchers at the Universities […]

Air pollution could help London transport planners fight COVID-19 – University of Birmingham

Measuring air quality across London could help fight COVID-19 by providing a rapid means of deciding whether to reduce public transport movement – given strong links between exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 transmission, a new study reveals. Analysis of air pollution, COVID-19 cases and fatality rates in London demonstrates a connection between increased levels […]

EU universities coming together to improve well-being during COVID-19 – University of Birmingham

Experts from a group of top European universities are launching a Policy Commission that aims to improve the well-being of people across Europe and beyond living under the shadow of the global Coronavirus pandemic. Researchers from the European University of Well-being (EUniWell) will kick-start the 6-month commission with a live one and a half-hour webinar […]

The implications of learning at home during COVID-19 – University of Birmingham

Education project launched to understand Birmingham learning at home during COVID-19 The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council are working together to study the implications of the shutdown on schools, teachers, pupils and parents due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Birmingham Education and Covid-19 initiative is studying the transition from classes in schools to a […]

University makes hand sanitiser to support Birmingham City Council frontline staff – University of Birmingham

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5D2aIrIqUs[/embed] The University of Birmingham is playing a vital role in helping to respond to a shortage of hand sanitiser needed by frontline social care workers to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. At the request of Public Health England, a team of technicians are working at the University’s flagship Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL) to […]

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