WITS News 5 May 2020
- 27 April 2020
This week's news:
- COVID-19 Superspreader Events in 28 Countries: Critical Patterns and Lessons. From Jonathan Kay at Qulllette.
- Why the Conconavirus is So Confusing. From Ed Yong at The Atlantic.
- Meet Violet, the Robot That Can Kill the COVID-19 Virus. TCD robot story from Time magazine.
- Coating developed by Irish company Kastus effective against coronavirus. From The Irish Times.
- Infographic: 26 projects funded under the Rapid Response Call from the Irish Reseach Council via Twitter.
- Results from phase two of the Corona Citzens' Science Study were released on 27 April. People were hoping for the 2 km movement limit to be lifted and many postponing medical appointments. Read about it on RTE News. From Insight Centre via Twitter.
- Four insights that explore societal impacts of the coronavirus crisis. From McKinsey & Company.
- Why we can’t go back to ‘normal’: 5 appeals for a sustainable post-pandemic economy. From the LSE Business Review Blog.
Women and coronavirus
- There is growing concern that standard personal protective equipment (PPE), which often has a unisex design, doesn't always fit women properly. From the BBC. Caroline Criado-Perez's book Invisible Women addresses the issue of ill-fitting PPE for women in one of its chapters.
- Women stand to be disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 crisis when it comes to leadership roles in firms and organisations, leading academics have warned. From The Irish Examiner.
- The Right Stuff Are Female Leaders Better at Managing COVID-19? Video from France 24 English with Margaret Heffernan entrepreneur and suthor. Margaret spoke at the Simmons International Leadership Conference in Citywest Dublin in November 2019.
Working from home
- Lessons from a decade of working and learning from home. From Ewan McIntosh of NoTosh.
Women in STEM
- STEM Uncovered. Dr Esther's YouTube channel. Dr Esther highlights underrepresented people in STEM. Have a look at I Ask Scientists: What Made You Interested In Space?
- Our stories from The Instution of Engineering and Technology Education site. Read what inspired women and men to become engineers.