Fake news: bold visual warnings needed to stop people clicking – new research

Prominent 'danger' signs are needed online to warn people about misinformation.

Fiona Carroll, Senior Lecturer in Digital Media and Smart Technologies, Cardiff Metropolitan University • conversation
today ~5 min

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Bold visual warnings are needed to stop people clicking on fake news

Prominent 'danger' signs are needed online to warn people about misinformation.

Fiona Carroll, Senior Lecturer in Digital Media and Smart Technologies, Cardiff Metropolitan University • conversation
today ~5 min

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Almost half of NHS critical care staff show symptoms of PTSD, depression or anxiety

Almost half of NHS critical care staff suffered mental health issues in summer – now the situation is worse.

Kavita Vedhara, Professor of Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham • conversation
Jan. 14, 2021 ~7 min

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Vaccine roll-out is still months away – how can we avoid more lockdowns in the meantime?

Why the virus just keeps spreading – and what to do about it.

Andrew Lee, Reader in Global Public Health, University of Sheffield • conversation
Nov. 12, 2020 ~8 min

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Coronavirus is spreading rapidly through workplaces – here's what is needed to make them safer

British mean processing plant are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, but there's a shortage statistics in the pubic domain.

Andrew Watterson, Chair in Health Effectiveness, University of Stirling • conversation
Nov. 3, 2020 ~6 min

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Does coronavirus spread more easily in cold temperatures? Here's what we know

Winter weather forces us to congregate inside but evidence suggests cold, dry air also helps spread respiratory viruses.

Sarah Pitt, Principal Lecturer, Microbiology and Biomedical Science Practice, Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, University of Brighton • conversation
Oct. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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“Film Your Hospital” – the anatomy of a COVID-19 conspiracy theory

It's not just bots which spread misinformation on social media.

Wasim Ahmed, Lecturer in Digital Business, Newcastle University • conversation
Oct. 15, 2020 ~7 min

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Coronavirus: superspreading events could help make COVID-19 endemic

COVID-19 appears to spread in clusters, and that could keep it coming back even if case numbers are brought down.

Morten Sodemann, Professor of Global and Migrant Health, University of Southern Denmark • conversation
Oct. 14, 2020 ~7 min

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COVID-19 will probably become endemic – here's what that means

Even if some places reach herd immunity, the virus is unlikely to disappear.

Hans Heesterbeek, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology, Utrecht University • conversation
Oct. 12, 2020 ~7 min

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England's new contact tracing app fixes privacy problems – whether it will work is another matter

Countries around the world have struggled to get people to download and use contact tracing apps.

Max Eiza, Lecturer in Networking & Cybersecurity, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
Aug. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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