With many European governments making it compulsory to wear face masks in certain public places, and others recommending it, will masks become part of ‘the new normal’ in the UK? Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey and Professor Perry Hinton look at what norm theory can tell us about behaviour change.
UN Secretrary General António Guterres has said that the Covid-19 pandemic was worsened by a lack of cooperation between countries and poor leadership. Professor Shirin Rai and Dr Briony Jones of PAIS and WICID comment.
The UK passed the peak of new Coronavirus cases on April 8, and the disease is now on a downward trajectory, but zero new cases are not now predicted until early August, according to updated modelling from Dr Roberto Pancrazi (Warwick Economics and the CAGE Research Centre)
"The finding that the trends in spatiotemporal patterns of insect abundance are more nuanced than previously suggested provides some hope that if we can understand better the requirements of species and have the will to ‘make space for nature’ then we can make a positive difference." Professor Rosemary Collier comments on new research into the so-called "insect apocalypse."
"I suddenly discovered the wisdom in the well-established Islamic teaching telling us to always prioritise facilitating the ‘prevention of common harm’ to the wellbeing of all." Dr Abdullah Sahin, Reader in Islamic Education, reflects on the challenges and opportunities around celebrating Ramadan during the coronavirus lockdown