Peter Piot is quoted in STAT News following the launch of The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Peter is Vice-Chair of CEPI, a global partnership seeking to prevent epidemics with new vaccines: “The aim is really to stimulate the development of vaccines against microbes — mostly viruses — that have epidemic potential where there is no market incentive.” There is further coverage in Devex, New Atlas and Inside Philanthropy, with Peter noting that the world needs to “do a better job than last time” in reference to the most recent Ebola epidemic. The launch of CEPI received widespread coverage from outlets across the world, including BBC News, The Guardian and The Washington Post.
School research which suggest teenagers and young adults could reduce the risk of developing nearsightedness by spending more time outdoors is covered by The New York Times Magazine.
James Logan appears on BBC1’s Rip Off Britain (from 36m10s), discussing how efficiently bed bugs can spread via transport links and demonstrating a bed bug’s bite on colleague Lucy Casley: “Bed bugs are incredibly good hitchhikers, they are designed to cling on to us, to our clothing and hide there or in our luggage.”
Martin McKee writes a BMJ blog on public health’s place in the government’s ‘shared society’: “There is now a large volume of research showing the adverse health effects of cuts in areas such as employment, housing benefit, and welfare.”
The Punch (Nigeria) cover previous School research questioning the heart health benefits of light drinking, quoting Juan Casas: “In our study, we saw a link between a reduced consumption of alcohol and improved cardiovascular health, regardless of whether the individual was a light, moderate or heavy drinker.” The article generates coverage in Nigeria’s Uncova.
El Confidencial (Spain) discuss the truths and myths behind how best to deal with a cold, quoting School research which found that those who do more vigorous exercise were around 10% less likely to catch a flu.
The Daily Telegraph publishes Debrett’s annual list of the 500 most influential people in Britain today. Peter Piot is named on the list, in the category of Science & Medicine.