Media coverage of Bristol's coronavirus research

Bristol's research and our academics have been quoted in hundreds of articles and broadcasts since the Coronavirus pandemic began. This page represents just a selection of that coverage.

June 2021

BBC Breakfast [watch at 1:20:43 in], BBC News Live [scroll down to 9:40], BristolLive, BBC News Live [scroll down to 10:52] Bristol vaccine expert tells viewers he 'welcomes' delay to end of lockdown restrictions. Professor Adam Finn.
15 June 2021

The Telegraph [scroll down to 07:56 am], The Times, The Herald, The Scotsman. Grief counselling failures fuel bereavement crisis, say researchers. Dr Lucy Selman.
15 June 2021

ITV News, Evening Standard, Yahoo! Those wishing to have bereavement support 'struggled to access' services during the pandemic. Dr Lucy Selman.
15 June 2021

The Times [behind a paywall]. The data that delayed the end of Covid restrictions. Professor Oliver Johnson.
15 June 2021

BBC Points West Evening News [watch at 09:45 in]; Late News [watch at 00:11 in]. Lockdown easing in England delayed to 19 July. Professor Adam Finn.
14 June 2021

BBC Science Focus Magazine, Canadian Inquirer. Infants produce a strong immune response to COVID-19. Dr Anu Goenka.
14 June 2021

The Spectator. LBC radio, Daily Express. Is Boris right to delay the lockdown easing? Professor Philip Thomas.
14 June 2021

BBC News Korean. Can we increase the global inoculation rate? Ben Kasstan.
13 June 2021

The Observer. Covid lockdown: should England open up on 21 June? Professor Oliver Johnson.
12 June 2021

The Guardian, MSN, inews, The Scottish Sun, MailOnline, The Sun, Bristol Live, Taipei Times, Evening Standard, Apple Daily (Taiwan), BBC Weekend News, Daily Mirror, Sky News, Western Daily Press. Most people in UK initially opposed to Covid vaccine have had jab, study finds. Dr Siobhan McAndrew.
12 June 2021

BristolLive, Daily Star. Queen's Birthday Honours: For services to the scientific pandemic influenza group on modelling and SAGE during the Covid-19 response. Dr Ellen Brook Pollock.
12 June 2021

The New York Times. 'Freedom Day’ for England is looking like a mirage. Professor Gabriel Scally.
11 June 2021

The Guardian [scroll down to 20:31]; The Telegraph [behind a paywall], Independent [scroll down to 17:24], Austrialian Times. Strong immune response protects young children from Covid-19, suggests study. Dr Anu Goenka.
11 June 2021

The BMJ News. Pandemic preparedness: UK government kept coronavirus modelling secret. Dr David Matthews.
11 June 2021

MailOnline. Britain DID simulate a coronavirus pandemic before Covid struck and didn't just mock-up a flu outbreak. Dr David Matthews.
10 June 2021

The Guardian. Secret planning exercise in 2016 modelled impact of Mers outbreak in UK. Dr David Matthews.
10 June 2021

BBC Radio Bristol Breakfast [listen at 1:36:00 in]. Contracting Covid-19 more than once. Professor Adam Finn.
10 June 2021

The Spectaror. The third wave: it’s here – but it shouldn’t delay our reopening. Professor Philip Thomas.
10 June 2021

Sky News. If you don't get ahead of this COVID-19 virus, it will get ahead of you and getting find test trace isolate and support working properly is vital. Professor Gabriel Scally.
9 June 2021

Sky News. Local or national lockdowns should be unnecessary if we do the shoe-leather public health work in and with communities and suppress the virus. Professor Gabriel Scally.
9 June 2021

NBC News. New Covid variant and rising cases spark fears over U.K.'s post-lockdown reopening. Professor Oliver Johnson.
9 June 2021

MailOnline. NHS chief insists hospitals in Covid hotspots can cope with demand as vaccines have broken the link between cases, admissions and deaths. Professor Philip Thomas.
9 June 2021

The Guardian. AstraZeneca vaccine linked to slightly higher risk of blood disorder. Professor Adam Finn.
9 June 2021

Financial Times [behind a paywall]. How serious is Delta Covid variant for UK and do vaccines stop it? Professor Oliver Johnson.
8 June 2021

BBC Radio 4 Today [listen at 2:10:00 in]. What is the current national picture for Covid infection? Dr Lenon Danon.
8 June 2021

New Scientist. Covid-19 news: England lockdown easing could be delayed by two weeks. Dr Leon Danon.
8 June 2021

The Sun. Everything you need to know about kids getting Covid jabs – from side effects to protection. Professor Adam Finn.
8 June 2021

Evening Standard. Less need to vaccinate children if more adults have their jabs. Professor Adam Finn.
8 June 2021

BBC Good Morning Scotland [listen at 1:06:00 in]. The Covid vaccination programme and what it will look like over the next six months? Professor Adam Finn.
8 June 2021

Bristol Live. More than 15 Bristol schools hit with coronavirus cases. Professor Adam Finn.
8 June 2021

inews. Covid vaccine: Scientists split over whether children should be given coronavirus jab. Professor Adam Finn.
7 June 2021

New Statesman. Will a third wave of Covid-19 delay the UK's unlocking? Professor Oliver Johnson.
7 June 2021

BBC News live [scroll down to 13:37]. Missing school 'compelling argument' for vaccinating teens - government scientist. Professor Adam Finn.
7 June 2021

BBC Two Politics Live [watch at 18:28 in]. Child vaccines and whether the final easing of restrictions in England will be delayed. Professor Adam Finn.
7 June 2021

ITV Good Morning Britain. Do children need to be given the Covid vaccine? Professor Adam Finn.
7 June 2021

Hamburger Morgenpost. Corona-News: RKI: 800 new infections less-incidence falls. Dr Nilufar Ahmed.
7 June 2021

BBC Radio Somerset with Claire Carter [listen at 2:07:25]. What are the chances of the Covid-19 restrictions being lifted on 21 June? Professor Adam Finn.
7 June 2021

inews. When is the lockdown announcement? Date we find out if England’s Covid restrictions are easing on 21 June. Professor Adam Finn.
6 June 2021

MSN Brasil. Do vaccines protect from the different variants with the same effectiveness? Professor Adam Finn.
6 June 2021

LBC. Second Covid-19 jabs ‘to be sped up for over 40s’. Professor Adam Finn.
5 June 2021

BBC2 Newsnight [watch at 05:56 in]. Delta variant - could the rising Covid infections affect hospital admissions and delay the planned 21 June relaxing of rules in England? Dr Leon Danon.
4 June 2021

BBC Radio Bristol Afternoons [listen at 3:09:55 in]. Medical regulatory [MHRA] approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 15 year olds. Professor Adam Finn.
4 June 2021

inews. Pfizer vaccine may produce fewer antibodies against Delta strain, but we don’t know if it’s less effective yet. Professor Adam Finn.
4 June 2021

The Guardian. School leaders say pupils should be vaccinated as matter of priority. Professor Adam Finn.
4 June 2021

inews, Metro, The Mirror, The Tab. Love Island star Alexandra Cane’s claim Covid jab is ‘experimental’ is ‘irresponsible’, say scientists. Professor Stephan Lewandowsky.
4 June 2021

The Guardian. The pros and cons of giving Covid vaccines to UK children. Professor Adam Finn.
4 June 2021

BBC Radio 4 World at One [listen at 13:20 in]. Should 12 to 18 year olds receive the COVID-19 vaccine? Professor Adam Finn.
4 June 2021

The Guardian. India Covid variant may increase risk of hospital admission, early data suggests. Professor Adam Finn.
3 June 2021

The Guardian. Covid variants: how much protection do the different vaccines offer? Professor Adam Finn.
3 June 2021

BBC Radio 4 World at One [listen at 08:00 in]. Should the COVID-19 vaccination programme be rolled out to children aged 12 to 18 year olds? Professor Adam Finn.
3 June 2021

New York Times Post. When will under-30s get the Covid vaccine? Professor Adam Finn.
3 June 2021

LBC News. Half of the UK's adult population are thought to have received both doses of a coronavirus vaccine, health agency figures show. Professor Adam Finn.
3 June 2021

BBC News Japan. Delta strain infection continues to zero in the UK, new coronavirus death toll on 1 day. Professor Adam Finn.
2 June 2021

BBC News. Three-quarters of adults in the UK have now received a first dose of a Covid vaccine. Professor Adam Finn.
2 June 2021

The News International. Experts split on reopening as new variant cases rise. Professor Adam Finn.
2 June 2021

BBC Radio 4 PM[listen at 05:26 in].  Zero reported Covid deaths and the weekly growth in cases. Professor Oliver Johnson.
1 June 2021

BBC Radio 4 Today [listen at 1:09:21 in], BBC news online, Independent [scroll down to 08:52], BBC news live [scroll down to 8:30], Telegraph live news [scroll down to 8:05], Guardian live news [scroll down to 11:02]. Covid-19: Job not done despite vaccination success, scientist warns. Professor Adam Finn.
1 June 2021

New Scientist. End of covid-19 lockdown in England may be delayed, scientists say. Professor Adam Finn.
1 June 2021

The Times [behind a paywall]. Delay the unlocking, say scientists as they warn of coronavirus third wave. Professor Adam Finn.
1 June 2021

LBC Radio. Freedom day delay - UK in early stages of third wave. Professor Adam Finn.
1 June 2021

BBC Radio 4 Today [listen at 1:34:05 in]. Should the under-18s be given a COVID-19 vaccine? Professor Adam Finn.
1 April 2021

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