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Africa struggles to prevent spread of Covid
EuroNews, 25 August 2021

“Unfortunately, impoverished living conditions mean that it is almost impossible for many people in African countries to follow public health advice and protect themselves from the virus,” co-author Professor David Gordon.

How coronavirus made 2020 the year of the electric bike
The Conversation, 29 December, 2020 

Professor Ashley Cooper, Professor Angie Page and Jessica E. Bourne (PhD candidate) explore the influence of e-cycling on travel by conducting a scoping review of previous research.

Protests shine light on health inequality, and create a 'hodgepodge' to address the issue
Yahoo Finance, 5 June, 2020

Recently, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published an article addressing the lack of testing in minority communities, which called out some who have misdiagnosed the problem.

‘Coronavirus means it’s never been more important to deal with the scandal of killer cold homes in Bristol’
The Bristol Cable, 20 May 2020

Basically it means older and vulnerable people are dying younger than they otherwise would” explains Professor David Gordon.

‘Coronavirus murders’: media narrative about domestic abuse during lockdown is wrong and harmful
The Conversation, 15 May 2020 

Opinion piece by Dr Emma Williamson, Head of the Centre for Gender and Violence Research, arguing that the media narrative about domestic abuse during lockdown is wrong and harmful.

When can my child see their friends again? 
The Telegraph, 14 May 2020. 

Quoting Dr Dan O'Hare.

The role of poverty in the pandemic
BBC Radio 4 The World Tonight [listen at 13.10 in], 1 May 2020

Featuring Professor David Gordon.

When will schools reopen in the UK, and is it safe to send my child back? 
The Telegraph, 27 April 2020

Quoting Dr Dan O'Hare.

Lockdown: Call to stop GCSE gap for vulnerable widening
TES, 27 April 2020

Quoting Professor David Berridge.

Domestic violence services call for focus on perpetrators not just victims during coronavirus lockdown
The Bristol Cable, 24 April 2020

Investigates why there has been an increase in domestic abuse during the coronavirus lockdown, and how services can best support both victims and perpetrators - quotes Dr Emma Williamson.

Movement restrictions aimed to stop the spread of the coronavirus may be making violence in homes more frequent, more severe and more dangerous, quotes Professor Marianne Hester.

Higher step counts could lower risk of early death, study finds
The Guardian, Daily Mail and This is Money UK, 24 March 2020

Quoting Dr Charlie Foster, Head of Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences.

The importance of social distancing while staying fit and healthy
BBC 5 Live, 23 March 2020

Quoting Dr Charlie Foster, Head of Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences.

Coronavirus: How to exercise while staying at home 
BBC, 19 March 2020

Advice from Dr Charlie Foster, Head of the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences. Charlie advises the UK chief medical officers on physical activity.

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COVID-19: ensuring equality of access to testing for ethnic minorities
Editorial published in the British Medical Journal, 29th May 2020

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