Dr Lucie Gadenne, Department of Economics, writes for French newspaper Libération about the quest for a COVID-19 vaccine, and how to make it accessible to everyone around the world once it is discovered. (May 2020). Also, listen to her interview on Radio Canada here.
Spanish news. Dr Mike Tildesley, a reader in infectious disease modeling at the University of Warwick and a member of the Pandemic Influenza Scientific Group on government modeling, said Brits should manage risks by following social distancing guidelines and wearing face masks.
French news. "We don't know how well the tests work in terms of accuracy when people do it at home," Sian Taylor-Phillips, professor of health sciences at the University of Warwick, commented sceptically on Sky News, this Monday.
Italian tech news. "...there are those like Tom Sorell who propose that the laws postulated by Asimov should be updated and that it is necessary to discuss 'a new set of laws that are better suited to the astounding advances made in the field of robotics and AI technology'. Sorell is a robotic ethics expert and professor at the University of Warwick in the UK."
German news site. Dr. Mike Tildesley, professor of infectious disease modeling at the University of Warwick, told Times Radio, "It's hard to be categorical about, but I think we need to remember that any form of relaxation does there will be more intermingling and that could lead to increased risks." He appeals, "It is really very important that people obey the rules."
Swiss news website. Experts urge people to remain cautious. Lawrence Young, a virologist and professor of molecular oncology at Warwick Medical School, urged caution: "So while we take the opportunity to enjoy the shopping and hospitality outdoors, we have to be careful - the virus is still out there and very contagious."
German news broadcaster: "The University of Warwick has examined for Great Britain how the infection rate would develop there between January 2021 and January 2024 if the population were vaccinated step by step, with an average vaccination protection of 85 percent."
Swiss news site: "According to the calculations made by Matt J. Keeling's team at the University of Warwick herd immunity against Sars-CoV-2 can hardly be achieved with vaccinations. Keeling and his colleagues believe that a complete containment of the virus and thus the end of the pandemic solely on the basis of vaccinations is unlikely." Also see Repubblica (Italian)