Covid



Six million and counting…

20th April 2022

Craig Williamson reflects on the Covid-19 death toll surpassing six million.  On 9 March 2022, the global death toll of the Covid-19 pandemic hit six million. That number might be hard to conceptualise – it’s more than the entire population of Scotland, and roughly 10 times that of Glasgow. No matter how we try to ...


World Changers: Two years on from Covid

4th April 2022

Over two years on from the initial outbreak of Covid-19, The Glasgow Guardian examines how researchers at the University of Glasgow contributed towards tackling the pandemic. The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) has played a significant role in the genetic surveillance of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, numerous vaccine trials, and critical public health ...


Cut your teachers some slack

28th February 2022

The added stress of the pandemic has made life harder for teachers, too.  It’s a Tuesday morning at 8:30am. Three years ago you’d be on the train, heading for the city towards your impending 9am lecture in the Boyd Orr building with a Starbucks latte in hand. Now, you are in bed – still pyjama-clad ...


UofG study finds an increase in solitary drinking after Covid-19 lockdown measures

27th February 2022

The leader of the study says the topic of home drinking is one that needs to be monitored as we move out of the pandemic.  Lockdown restrictions throughout 2020 contributed towards a rise in more people in both Scotland and England drinking at home, according to a recent University of Glasgow study. The research, done ...


Let’s not abandon those affected by long Covid

17th January 2022

We need to start addressing the serious effects that long Covid is having on students. It’s the part of the pandemic that everyone wants to forget. The alienating and exhausting part. But if you’re living with long covid then you can’t just forget, because it overwhelms you. My mum hasn’t been the same since March ...


Following the economic pandemic panic, Glasgow’s Principal discusses the issue of inflation

16th January 2022

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli writes on why inflation is the biggest test yet for central bank independence in The Conversation. Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow, has published an article about the current state of economic inflation during the Covid-19 pandemic.  In his essay for The Conversation, the economist discussed a rate ...


Blood, jabs and tears: the undisclosed menstrual side effects of the covid-19 vaccine

5th January 2022

Melisa Korkut discusses the reported period changes following the Covid-19 vaccine. In recent months, claims of people noticing changes to their periods after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine have emerged on social media. This likely came as such a shock because the possibility of menstruation changes as a side effect is not included in the patient ...


Covid-19: An illness or an inconvenience?

22nd October 2021

How have attitudes towards Covid-19 changed from the start of the pandemic to now? Covid-19 will not be eradicated for a long time, forcing us to integrate safety procedures into daily life as things begin to “open up”. Even with the protection of the vaccination programme we still must act cautiously. However, student attitudes towards ...


Cricketing Calamity: A different game in a post Covid-19 world

15th October 2021

What India wants, India gets. Chaos in the cricketing world ensues, as India call off the fifth test.  On 10 September, the morning of what was scheduled to be the first day of the fifth test, the English and Indian cricket boards released statements declaring the match cancelled. Citing an outbreak of Covid-19 in the ...


The final stage is acceptance: is my grieving wrong?

25th September 2021

Editor-in-Chief Hailie Pentleton asks if there is a proper way to grieve. It would have been my Papa’s 80th birthday last week. I missed out on being able to go home and visit his resting place because I was waiting on another PCR test result. As much as she misses him, I don’t reckon my ...