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Il Sussi Diario: "School does not affect Covid spread"

Schools do not play a significant role in the spread of Covid-19 in the population -- this is the result of the study carried out by the epidemiologists of the University of Warwick, in Great Britain. See also EUROPA PRESS. (Feb 21)

Fri 26 Feb 2021, 13:21 | Tags: COVID19, EUTOPIA, Coverage, Expert comment

COPE: mechanism in the SARS-CoV-2 corona that could help find new treatments

Researchers have detailed a mechanism in the distinctive crown of SARS-CoV-2 that could help scientists quickly find new treatments for the virus and quickly test whether existing treatments are likely to work with mutated versions as they are developed. The team, led by the University of Warwick, in the United Kingdom, as part of the EUTOPIA community of European universities, has simulated movements in almost 300 protein structures of the spike protein of the Covid-19 virus using computational modeling techniques, in an effort to help identify promising drug targets against the virus.

(Feb 21) See also Bolsamania and Lab Manager

Fri 26 Feb 2021, 13:14 | Tags: COVID19, EUTOPIA, Coverage

France Inter: COVID vaccines effective from the first dose, reveals Scottish study

French article makes reference to University of Warwick modelling used by the UK government during the pandemic. (Feb21)

Fri 26 Feb 2021, 13:08 | Tags: COVID19, Coverage

Nius Diario: The advancement of vaccination in the UK

Spanish Nius Diario. Mike Tildesley, an epidemiologist at the University of Warwick and also a member of the SPI-M, told the Financial Times that he believes group immunity may work. “It all comes down to what we as a society are willing to accept . We see waves of seasonal flu and we don't close every winter, we accept a level of risk,” he said. (Feb 2021)

Fri 19 Feb 2021, 15:55 | Tags: COVID19, Coverage, Expert comment

Covid-19 & EUTOPIA: Future targets for treatments rapidly identified with new computer

Researchers have detailed a mechanism in the distinctive corona of Covid-19 that could help scientists to rapidly find new treatments for the virus, and quickly test whether existing treatments are likely to work with mutated versions as they develop.

Fri 19 Feb 2021, 12:27 | Tags: COVID19, EUTOPIA

Notre Temps: South African variant of COVID19 could lead to reinfection

Professor Lawrence Young of Warwick Medical School is quoted in French news website Notre Temps commenting on the South African COVID19 variant: "It is now important to evaluate the neutralizing power of the antibodies generated by the vaccination against the variants of the virus and to study the immune response of the individuals infected with the variants" (January 2021) Also in CNN Espagnol, Wired Italia etc

Fri 22 Jan 2021, 15:50 | Tags: COVID19, Coverage, Expert comment

Deutsche Welle: Prof Lawrence Young on COVID19 mutations

According to Professor Lawrence Young of the University of Warwick School of Medicine, “the South African variant is a bit more worrying because it has more changes in the spike gene which encodes the protein which is really important for increasing the potential. infection of the virus..." (January 2021)

Fri 22 Jan 2021, 12:39 | Tags: COVID19, Coverage, Expert comment

Sciences et Avenir: Covid-19, what do we know about the South African variant of the virus?

French science magazine quotes Professor Lawrence Young of the University of Warwick on the new COVID19 variant. (December 2020)

More European coverage: Business Insider Spain ; Jornal Economico in Portugal ; Scientias in the Netherlands -- and many more.

Fri 08 Jan 2021, 16:13 | Tags: COVID19, Coverage, Expert comment

Le Figaro: 'When the English think about an exceptional wealth tax'

French newspaper Le Figaro: "...we have just received a report entitled soberly 'A wealth tax for the UK.' Written by three academic experts from prestigious institutions (London School of Economics, University of Warwick, Institute for Fiscal Studies), the study examines the feasibility of a wealth tax in Great Britain. (December 2020)

Fri 08 Jan 2021, 15:51 | Tags: COVID19, Coverage

France Culture: 'How culture and artists in the UK are reacting to the pandemic'

Podcast in French. Cécile Doustaly, researcher at CY Cergy Paris Université (a fellow EUTOPIA member), who has also researched at the University of Warwick, comments on how British artists and people in the UK culture sector are reacting in response to the pandemic and Brexit. She explains how Warwick is supporting Coventry City of Culture 2021, supporting artists and benefitting citizens. (December 2020)

Fri 08 Jan 2021, 15:42 | Tags: COVID19, EUTOPIA, Expert comment

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