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Expert comment - new Brazilian variant of COVID-19

"We need to carefully monitor immune responses in individuals infected with these variants." Professor Lawrence S. Young, Virologist and Professor of Molecular Oncology, comments on new variants of the coronavirus and whether they will be less affected by the vaccines.

Fri 15 Jan 2021, 11:55 | Tags: Expert comment, coronavirus, COVID19, disease, vaccine, COVID-19

Social media expert comments on suspension of Donald Trump's Twitter account

With Twitter announcing the suspension of Donald Trump's account and comments today from CEO Jack Dorsey discussing the decision, Dr Eric Jensen from the Department of Sociology comments

Thu 14 Jan 2021, 10:39 | Tags: Sociology, Research

Expert comment, Europe experiences warmest year on record

We need committed leadership, a much greater level of information, and a social movement through which people can change their consumption patterns together." Professor David Mond comments on findings from the EU Copernicus Climate Change survey that globally, 2020 was tied with the previous warmest year 2016, making 2011-2020 the warmest decade recorded, while Europe has seen its warmest year ever.

Fri 08 Jan 2021, 14:00 | Tags: Expert comment, climate

Donald Trump's social media accounts blocked: expert comment

Twitter and Facebook have blocked US President Donald Trump's accounts according to media reports, and Dr Eric Jensen of the Department of Sociology has commented on why the social media giants have taken this action now.

Thu 07 Jan 2021, 13:03 | Tags: Sociology, Research

The last time the US Capitol was stormed: historian Professor Tim Lockley comments

Scenes of protestors storming the US Capitol building yesterday have dominated news reports around the world. It is not the first time that the building has been stormed according to Professor Tim Lockley from the Department of History, who has commented on the last occasion in 1814.

Thu 07 Jan 2021, 12:42 | Tags: Research, History

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