Covid-19 response

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The latest news on Coronavirus (Covid-19) from the University of Edinburgh.

Social work students help fight against pandemic

Social work students are graduating early to help deliver health and social care services during the pandemic

Ambitious report aims to improve access for all

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A University access course has been praised in a new report announcing plans to transform study opportunities for disadvantaged students.

Experts assess public mood on Covid-19 testing

People’s perspectives on Covid-19 testing are being sought for a study that will inform future responses to the pandemic.

Ebola insights may strengthen Covid-19 fight

Social anthropologists are to assess if an Ebola epidemic that ended four years ago has prepared Sierra Leone for Covid-19.

Young Scots to be asked how Covid-19 is changing teen life

Teenager studies at home
Young people aged from 12 to 17 years old in Scotland are being asked to share their views and experiences of how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting their lives.

Face coverings can reduce Covid-19 transmission risk

Wearing a face mask or other covering over the mouth and nose reduces the forward distance travelled by an exhaled breath by more than 90 per cent, research suggests.