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Featuring all coverage the IBMS has secured within the media 

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IBMS mention in the news

National TV 

COVID-19 testing news report (IBMS President Allan Wilson on data sharing)
Channel 5 News, 1 July 2020

Interview with Virology Panel Member Dr Sarah Pitt
TRT World (Turkish TV), 9 June 2020

Some vulnerable people can go outside for first time in 10 weeks (IBMS President Allan Wilson on Track and trace)
Channel 4 News, 1 June 2020

Interview with Virology Panel Member Dr Sarah Pitt
BBC World News, 14 May 2020

Interview with IBMS President Allan Wilson
Sky News, 11 May 2020

Interview with IBMS President Allan Wilson
Sky News, 29 April 2020

Interview between IBMS President Allan Wilson and Dermot Murnaghan
Sky News, 22 April 2020

Interview with IBMS President Allan Wilson
BBC Newsnight, 21 April 2020

Interview with IBMS President Allan Wilson 
China Global Television Network Europe, 21 April 2020

Interview with IBMS President Allan Wilson (from 6m 10secs)
BBC One Scotland, The Nine, 20 April 2020

Interview between IBMS President Allan Wilson and Victoria Derbyshire (not currently available on iPlayer)
BBC One and BBC News, 15 April 2020, 9.15am

Interview with IBMS President Allan Wilson and Kay Burley
Sky News, 7 April 2020

 

National Radio

IBMS Virology Panel Member Dr Sarah Pitt interview with Nicky Campbell (from 2h 12m)
BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast  10th July 2020

IBMS Virology Panel Member Dr Sarah Pitt interview with Rachel Burden (from 2h 39m)
BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast  31st July 2020

IBMS Virology Panel Member Dr Sarah Pitt interview with Nicky Campbell (from 6m 20s)
BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast  10th July 2020

IBMS Virology Panel Member Dr Sarah Pitt interview with Nicky Campbell (from 1h 52m 30s)
BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast  8th June 2020

Interview with IBMS President Allan Wilson (from 1h 50m)
BBC Radio Scotland Good Morning Scotland, 4 June 2020

IBMS Virology Panel Member Dr Sarah Pitt 
BBC Radio Scotland, 21 May 2020

IBMS Virology Panel Member Dr Sarah Pitt (from 2h 55m)
BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast, 21 May 2020

IBMS Virology Panel Member Dr Sarah Pitt interviewed by James Whale (from 8m 30s)
Talk Radio, 20 May 2020

IBMS Virology Panel Member Dr Sarah Pitt interviewed by Nick Ferrari
LBC Radio, 19 May 2020

IBMS President interviewed on Good Morning Scotland (from 13m)
BBC Radio Scotland, 9 May 2020

IBMS President interviewed by Nick Ferrari
LBC Radio, 7 May 2020

IBMS Virology Panel Member Dr Sarah Pitt interviewed by James Whale (from 21.00-21.30, 5m 18s)
Talk Radio, 1 May 2020

IBMS President Allan Wilson interviewed by Julia Hartley-Brewer
Talk Radio, 30 April 2020

IBMS President Allan Wilson interviewed by Nicky Campbell (from 1h 7m)
BBC Radio 5 Live, 29 April 2020

IBMS President talks to presenter Nihal Arthanayake (from 34 m 17 secs)
BBC Radio 5 Live, 27 April 2020

IBMS President Allan Wilson interviewed by Eddie Mair
LBC Radio, 24 April 2020

IBMS President Allan Wilson takes questions from callers
BBC Radio Scotland Breakfast Show, 23 April 2020

Interview with IBMS Virology Panel Member Dr Sarah Pitt
LBC, Nick Ferrari show, 23 April 2020

Interview w Jith IBMS President Allan Wilson (from 30m 10secs)
BBC Radio 4, The World Tonight

Interview wi Julyth IBMS President Allan Wilson (from 1h 5m 30secs) 
BBC Radio Scotland, 18 April 2020

Interview with IBMS President Allan Wilson (from 44m 11 secs) 
BBC Radio Scotland, 15 April 2020

LBC Radio
9 April 2020

BBC Radio 4, 5 and 6 news bulletins
4 April 2020 

BBC Radio 5 Live Stephen Nolan show (from 7m 30 secs)
3 April 2020

 

National and International news (digital and print)

A coronavirus vaccine may require boosters — here’s what that means
The Metro, 29 July 2020

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Our test and trace system is a failure, warn experts
The Mirror,  9 July 2020

UK set to award Covid-19 testing contracts worth £5bn to private bidders
The Guardian, 2 July 2020

Coronavirus: why we should end the pandemic ban on reusable cups
The Conversation,  1 July 2020

Coronavirus: Scientists warn over expansion of Covid-19 mega-labs
The Independent, 30 June 2020

Into the fog: How Britain lost track of the coronavirus
Reuters, 29 June 2020

Inside the coronavirus mega-labs
The Independent, 29 June 2020

Failing the test: Slow start and flawed decisions in Britain’s coronavirus testing have cost lives, warn health leaders
The Independent, 28 June 2020

Can animals catch and spread coronavirus?
The Telegraph, 22 June 2020

Too slow and fundamentally flawed: why test and trace is a weak and inequitable defence against covid-19
The BMJ, 11 June 2020

Current testing system would not allow targeted lockdowns, Royal College head warns
The Telegraph, 31 May 2020

Coronavirus testing hit by struggle to match results with NHS records
The Guardian, 28 May 2020

Exclusive: NHS Labs Were Frozen Out Of Coronavirus Testing Programme, Says Top Scientist

Huffington Post, 15 May 2020

U.K. Coronavirus Testers Pay Price for a Day of Triumph
New York Times, 15 May 2020

Antibody tests: all your questions answered
The Daily Telegraph, 11 May 2020

UK sends 50,000 coronavirus samples to US for testing after technical problems
The Guardian, 10 May 2020

UK government Covid-19 testing target 'source of real frustration' 
BBC, 9 May 2020

Coronavirus in the UK: Boris Johnson's double-or-nothing 200,000 testing target puts 'incredible pressure' on labs 
iNews, 9 May 2020

Coronavirus: Government must set out better testing strategy to help UK exit lockdown, says laboratories chief
The Independent, 8 May

Has the government really hit 100,000 tests a day, and what happens next?
Full Fact UK, 2 May 2020

Coronavirus: Why biggest challenge is yet to come on testing
BBC, 2 May 2020

Coronavirus test shortages will be worse if Premier League returns in June, expert warns
i News, 1 May 2020

Expert warns coronavirus test only effective on symptomatic people as cases go undetected
Daily Express, 29 April 2020

UK universities join the NHS in efforts to meet coronavirus testing target
Daily Express, 27 April 2020

New swab processing lab opens at King’s College London
ITV Report, 27 April 2020

Leading scientist warns government blueprint is needed for Scotland-wide testing
Daily Record, 26 April

Government opens up coronavirus testing stations to supermarket and transport staff in desperate bid to use excess capacity 
The Daily Mail, 21 April 2020

How the UK’s coronavirus testing regime totally unravelled
Wired, 20 April 2020

'Major UK city should be used to trial mass coronavirus testing'
The Observer, 19 April 2020

Capacity for virus testing is underused, admits No.10
The Daily Telegraph, 17 April 2020

Coronavirus testing kits 'could be delivered by Amazon with results sent by text'
Mirror, 17 April 2020

Coronavirus self-testing kits 'to be delivered to UK homes by Amazon'

Evening Standard, 17 April 2020

Coronavirus swab kits could be delivered to UK homes by Amazon in pilot scheme as figures show HALF of Britain's testing capacity is going to waste
Daily Mail, 17 April 2020

UK unlikely to hit 100,000-a-day virus test target, warn experts
Financial Times, 16 April 2020

More than half of coronavirus tests not being used
The Times, 16 April 2020

Coronavirus: Government boosts testing capacity to 35,000 a day but says ‘not enough demand’
Independent, 16 April 2020

Here’s How The UK Plans To Go From 16,000 Tests A Day To 100,000 By The End Of The Month
Buzzfeed, 10 April 2020

NHS staff forbidden from speaking out publicly about coronavirus
The Guardian, 9 April 2020

Pandemic shows us why a strong science community is essential – Rebecca Wright
The Scotsman, 7 April 2020

Government plan to roll out antibody testing attacked
Financial Times, 6 April 2020

Government's 100,000-a-day coronavirus testing pledge 'not achievable', fear scientists
Mirror Online, 5 April 2020

Matt Hancock looks emotional as he reveals he's lost 'two people he was fond of' from the coronavirus outbreak during national press conference
Daily Mail, 5 April 2020

NHS officials 'screaming' at factory chiefs for more tests: Manufacturers say they have been 'completely overwhelmed' by demand and cannot 'magic ten million kits out of thin air'
Daily Mail, 5 April 2020

100,000 Tests A Day ‘Is Impossible’: NHS Scientists Warn Matt Hancock’s Plan Is In Serious Doubt
Reporter.AM, 4 April 2020

100,000 tests a day 'is impossible': NHS scientists warn Matt Hancock's plan is in serious doubt
Daily Mail, 4 April 2020

UK coronavirus testing: Matt Hancock confirms 100,000 test target won't include antibody tests
inews, 3 April 2020

Health specialists 'frustrated' at lack of resources to ramp up Covid-19 testing
Express and Star, 3 April 2020

Scientists ask for more detail on UK’s coronavirus testing target
Financial Times, 3 April 2020

Why has the UK lagged behind in testing for the coronavirus?
The Guardian, 3 April 2020

UK opens first COVID hospital but criticism of testing plans mount
Euractiv.com, 3 April 2020

UK ministers struggle to keep promise of 100k coronavirus tests by end of April
The Guardian, 3 April 2020

'We're at risk, just like doctors': the NHS staff fighting coronavirus behind the scenes
The Guardian, 31 March 2020