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Treating us like children won’t keep us safe

Treating us like children won’t keep us safe

Pubs or schools? According to Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, this is the stark choice facing us as we confront a potential second wave of coron [...]

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Pubs could be shut for schools to reopen as coronavirus infections grow

Pubs could be shut for schools to reopen as coronavirus infections grow

Chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has said the country is ‘near the limit’ for opening up society.

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The Times view on Scotland’s coronavirus response: Border Control

The Times view on Scotland’s coronavirus response: Border Control

Yet such relaxations were not without risk. The imposition of new restrictions across the north of England is a sharp reminder that the virus remains an indeli [...]

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Pubs and restaurants may have to shut for schools to reopen fully next month

Pubs and restaurants may have to shut for schools to reopen fully next month

PUBs and restaurants may have to shut in order for schools to reopen fully next month, Government scientists have warned. Professor Chris Whitty said getting c [...]

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England has 'probably reached the limit' of easing lockdown, chief medic warns

England has 'probably reached the limit' of easing lockdown, chief medic warns

Prof Chris Whitty warned it may no longer be possible to ease social distancing measures any further - and 'choices will need to be made' if we want to open ot [...]

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Chris Whitty says we have 'reached the limit' in reopening society

Chris Whitty says we have 'reached the limit' in reopening society

The chief medical officer made the comments after tougher lockdown measures were introduced in Greater Manchester

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Chris Whitty issues coronavirus warning amid second wave fears 'We have reached the limit'

Chris Whitty issues coronavirus warning amid second wave fears 'We have reached the limit'

BRITAIN'S Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty has warned that the country has "reached the limits of opening up society" after Boris Johnson reversed a decision [...]

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Johnson’s WhatsApp woes

Johnson’s WhatsApp woes

What do coronavirus tests at airports and cycle repair vouchers have in common? No, they’re not the essential ingredients of Chris Whitty’s idea of a good nigh [...]

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Chief medical officer Chris Whitty says he is 'really worried' about virus surge in winter

Chief medical officer Chris Whitty says he is 'really worried' about virus surge in winter

ENGLAND's chief medical officer told MPs he was "really worried" about the coming winter as he was questioned about the Covid-19 pandemic.

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SAGE didn't consider 'obvious' Covid risks for care homes, CMO says

SAGE didn't consider 'obvious' Covid risks for care homes, CMO says

England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, acknowledged the error seemed glaringly 'obvious in retrospect' but had not been recognised earlier on [...]

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I’d happily send my children back to school, says minister

I’d happily send my children back to school, says minister

A cabinet minister today declared he would be “very comfortable” sending his children back to school during the coronavirus crisis. Brandon Lewis’s interventio [...]

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Schools may not re-open until UK knows ‘how children affect spread or virus’

Schools may not re-open until UK knows ‘how children affect spread or virus’

SCHOOLS should not reopen until the Government is sure on what role children play in the transmission of coronavirus, England's chief medical officer Professor [...]

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Vulnerable grandparents could take antiviral drugs to see grandchildren safely

Vulnerable grandparents could take antiviral drugs to see grandchildren safely

England's top medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has said that some people may be able to be given drugs to help reduce the chance of getting coronavirus i [...]

Read full article: Vulnerable grandparents could take antiv...→
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Chief Medical Officer explains 'schools may need to stay shut for a lot longer'

Chief Medical Officer explains 'schools may need to stay shut for a lot longer'

England's chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty said it was "very important" to know this factor to decide whether school closures are a "critical part [...]

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Coronavirus eradication is 'technically impossible'

Coronavirus eradication is 'technically impossible'

Professor Chris Whitty told an online lecture: 'It's not just in Game Of Thrones that winter is always coming ... the winter is always worse than summer, sprin [...]

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Chris Whitty offers a quietly different public health message to Boris Johnson

Chris Whitty offers a quietly different public health message to Boris Johnson

We have reached our limit. That was the most striking message from Chris Whitty today, as he and the Prime Minister held a press conference to reiterate a seri [...]

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Pubs and restaurants could be shut to reopen schools in September, warns expert

Pubs and restaurants could be shut to reopen schools in September, warns expert

The government may have to take a U-turn on the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions if schools are to reopen open fully and safely, warns Professor Chr [...]

Read full article: Pubs and restaurants could be shut to re...→
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Prof Chris Whitty's 'trade-offs' warning could mean pubs closing so schools can open

Prof Chris Whitty's 'trade-offs' warning could mean pubs closing so schools can open

Chief medical officer says 'we have probably reached near the limits, or the limits, of what we can do in terms of opening up society'

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Tom Peck: Chris Whitty has quietly stepped off the Boris bluster carousel

Tom Peck: Chris Whitty has quietly stepped off the Boris bluster carousel

Could it possibly be that, after months of the politicians claiming to have been led by the science, 'the science' isn’t going to be led about anymore?

Read full article: Tom Peck: Chris Whitty has quietly stepp...→
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson halts easing lockdown as infections rise

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson halts easing lockdown as infections rise

Boris Johnson today put the break on easing lockdown restrictions as official figures showed coronavirus infections are rising again across the country.Chris W [...]

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Chris Whitty 'urged ministers to put Spain back on quarantine list'

Chris Whitty 'urged ministers to put Spain back on quarantine list'

Ministers decided to reimpose quarantine travel restrictions on Spain after it emerged 10 Britons had returned from the country with coronavirus.

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Boris Johnson criticised by his top medic for blaming care homes over deaths

Boris Johnson criticised by his top medic for blaming care homes over deaths

Professor Chris Whitty told MPs he had "zero enthusiasm" for pointing the finger at care homes which were hit hard by the crisis

Read full article: Boris Johnson criticised by his top medi...→
Fresh pressure over reopening schools as unions and ministers at war

Fresh pressure over reopening schools as unions and ministers at war

Ministers are facing renewed pressure over their push to reopen schools as education leaders prepare to meet the chief medical officer amid concerns for the sa [...]

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Latest government advice on what you can and cannot do on coronavirus lockdown

Latest government advice on what you can and cannot do on coronavirus lockdown

Boris Johnson said he was looking at a "menu of options" in terms of leading the UK out of lockdown - however Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty has warned the [...]

Read full article: Latest government advice on what you can...→
Schools could stay closed until ministers know impact on spread, Chris Whitty says

Schools could stay closed until ministers know impact on spread, Chris Whitty says

SCHOOLS could have to stay shut until ministers know exactly how children can spread the coronavirus, Professor Chris Whitty has said. England’s Chief Medical [...]

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Eradication of coronavirus is 'technically IMPOSSIBLE', warns chief medic

Eradication of coronavirus is 'technically IMPOSSIBLE', warns chief medic

CHIEF Medical Officer Sir Chris Whitty has said eradication of coronavirus is “technically impossible” as he warned of a more severe wave in the winter. Profes [...]

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Video: Chris Whitty introduces idea of COVID-19 opening 'trade-offs' | Daily Mail Online

Chris Whitty discusses ramifications of opening up 'more things' amid COVID-19 and suggested if we wanted to open more in the future, we need to close some thi [...]

Read full article: Video: Chris Whitty introduces idea of C...→
Autumn lockdown may 'shut pubs and ban family meet-ups' so schools can open

Autumn lockdown may 'shut pubs and ban family meet-ups' so schools can open

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty admitted there will be 'difficult trade-offs' to allow schools to reopen fully in September, which could see pubs close and [...]

Read full article: Autumn lockdown may 'shut pubs and ban f...→
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Chris Whitty suggests Britons will have to sacrifice meeting friends

Chris Whitty suggests Britons will have to sacrifice meeting friends

At a Downing Street press conference, chief medical officer Chris Whitty warned the country had 'probably reached near the limit or the limits' of what can be [...]

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Professor Chris Whitty warns ministers have pushed easing of lockdown

Professor Chris Whitty warns ministers have pushed easing of lockdown "to limit"

ENGLAND’S chief medical officer says ministers have pushed the easing of lockdown “to the limit” – just a fortnight after Boris Johnson said he hoped we could [...]

Read full article: Professor Chris Whitty warns ministers h...→
Chris Whitty warns Gov has pushed lockdown easing 'to its limits'

Chris Whitty warns Gov has pushed lockdown easing 'to its limits'

England's chief medical officer poured cold water on Boris Johnson's plan to get the UK back to normal by Christmas, warning that relaxing rules further would [...]

Read full article: Chris Whitty warns Gov has pushed lockdo...→
Chris Whitty issues stark warning over life after lockdown

Chris Whitty issues stark warning over life after lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was right to respond to a "warning light on the dashboard"

Read full article: Chris Whitty issues stark warning over l...→
The Covid modeller

The Covid modeller

On 16 March, Neil Ferguson, a leading epidemiologist at Imperial College London and then a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), publ [...]

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'Doing nothing is not an option': The 'significant change' that led to Spain quarantine

'Doing nothing is not an option': The 'significant change' that led to Spain quarantine

Chris Whitty told ministers they had to act after evidence of holidaymakers bringing back coronavirus from Spanish nightclubs

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Vaccine before Christmas ‘unlikely’ says Whitty - follow live

Vaccine before Christmas ‘unlikely’ says Whitty - follow live

Professor Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, has warned that the chances of a “highly effective” vaccine being ready for distribution by Christmas [...]

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England's top doc denies Covid lockdown was too late in heated clash with MPs

England's top doc denies Covid lockdown was too late in heated clash with MPs

ENGLAND’S chief medical officer has denied the country’s lockdown came too late in a heated clash with MPs today. Prof Chris Whitty said there had been “operat [...]

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Chris Whitty defends Covid lockdown lag in bad-tempered interview

Chris Whitty defends Covid lockdown lag in bad-tempered interview

In an uncharacteristically bad-tempered interview, England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty claimed there were 'operational difficulties' that made it diff [...]

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Second COVID-19 wave could be even more deadly than the first says Professor Chris Whitty

A second wave of COVID-19 infections could be even more deadly than the first if it arrives in winter, says Chief Medical Advisor to the government, Professor [...]

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Lockdown 'could last for months' as UK warned coronavirus 'nowhere near' the end

Lockdown 'could last for months' as UK warned coronavirus 'nowhere near' the end

Yesterday, the UK saw a rise of almost 2,000 new cases before England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty warned a second wave was "entirely plausible" and th [...]

Read full article: Lockdown 'could last for months' as UK w...→
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Coronavirus second wave could be even worse than the first, Chris Whitty warns

Coronavirus second wave could be even worse than the first, Chris Whitty warns

'Covid-19 is a very long way from finished and eradication is technically impossible for this disease.'

Read full article: Coronavirus second wave could be even wo...→
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Treating us like children won’t keep us safe

Treating us like children won’t keep us safe

Pubs or schools? According to Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, this is the stark choice facing us as we confront a potential second wave of coron [...]

Read full article: Treating us like children won’t keep us ...→
  • #Chris Whitty

Video: Chris Whitty introduces idea of COVID-19 opening 'trade-offs' | Daily Mail Online

Chris Whitty discusses ramifications of opening up 'more things' amid COVID-19 and suggested if we wanted to open more in the future, we need to close some thi [...]

Read full article: Video: Chris Whitty introduces idea of C...→
The Times view on Scotland’s coronavirus response: Border Control

The Times view on Scotland’s coronavirus response: Border Control

Yet such relaxations were not without risk. The imposition of new restrictions across the north of England is a sharp reminder that the virus remains an indeli [...]

Read full article: The Times view on Scotland’s coronavirus...→
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Chris Whitty suggests Britons will have to sacrifice meeting friends

Chris Whitty suggests Britons will have to sacrifice meeting friends

At a Downing Street press conference, chief medical officer Chris Whitty warned the country had 'probably reached near the limit or the limits' of what can be [...]

Read full article: Chris Whitty suggests Britons will have ...→
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Prof Chris Whitty's 'trade-offs' warning could mean pubs closing so schools can open

Prof Chris Whitty's 'trade-offs' warning could mean pubs closing so schools can open

Chief medical officer says 'we have probably reached near the limits, or the limits, of what we can do in terms of opening up society'

Read full article: Prof Chris Whitty's 'trade-offs' warning...→
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England has 'probably reached the limit' of easing lockdown, chief medic warns

England has 'probably reached the limit' of easing lockdown, chief medic warns

Prof Chris Whitty warned it may no longer be possible to ease social distancing measures any further - and 'choices will need to be made' if we want to open ot [...]

Read full article: England has 'probably reached the limit'...→
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Chris Whitty warns Gov has pushed lockdown easing 'to its limits'

Chris Whitty warns Gov has pushed lockdown easing 'to its limits'

England's chief medical officer poured cold water on Boris Johnson's plan to get the UK back to normal by Christmas, warning that relaxing rules further would [...]

Read full article: Chris Whitty warns Gov has pushed lockdo...→
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson halts easing lockdown as infections rise

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson halts easing lockdown as infections rise

Boris Johnson today put the break on easing lockdown restrictions as official figures showed coronavirus infections are rising again across the country.Chris W [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus: Boris Johnson halts easing ...→
Chris Whitty issues coronavirus warning amid second wave fears 'We have reached the limit'

Chris Whitty issues coronavirus warning amid second wave fears 'We have reached the limit'

BRITAIN'S Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty has warned that the country has "reached the limits of opening up society" after Boris Johnson reversed a decision [...]

Read full article: Chris Whitty issues coronavirus warning ...→
The Covid modeller

The Covid modeller

On 16 March, Neil Ferguson, a leading epidemiologist at Imperial College London and then a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), publ [...]

Read full article: The Covid modeller...→
Chris Whitty 'urged ministers to put Spain back on quarantine list'

Chris Whitty 'urged ministers to put Spain back on quarantine list'

Ministers decided to reimpose quarantine travel restrictions on Spain after it emerged 10 Britons had returned from the country with coronavirus.

Read full article: Chris Whitty 'urged ministers to put Spa...→
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Chief medical officer Chris Whitty says he is 'really worried' about virus surge in winter

Chief medical officer Chris Whitty says he is 'really worried' about virus surge in winter

ENGLAND's chief medical officer told MPs he was "really worried" about the coming winter as he was questioned about the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read full article: Chief medical officer Chris Whitty says ...→
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Vaccine before Christmas ‘unlikely’ says Whitty - follow live

Vaccine before Christmas ‘unlikely’ says Whitty - follow live

Professor Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, has warned that the chances of a “highly effective” vaccine being ready for distribution by Christmas [...]

Read full article: Vaccine before Christmas ‘unlikely’ says...→
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Boris Johnson criticised by his top medic for blaming care homes over deaths

Boris Johnson criticised by his top medic for blaming care homes over deaths

Professor Chris Whitty told MPs he had "zero enthusiasm" for pointing the finger at care homes which were hit hard by the crisis

Read full article: Boris Johnson criticised by his top medi...→
Chris Whitty defends Covid lockdown lag in bad-tempered interview

Chris Whitty defends Covid lockdown lag in bad-tempered interview

In an uncharacteristically bad-tempered interview, England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty claimed there were 'operational difficulties' that made it diff [...]

Read full article: Chris Whitty defends Covid lockdown lag ...→
  • #Chris Whitty
Fresh pressure over reopening schools as unions and ministers at war

Fresh pressure over reopening schools as unions and ministers at war

Ministers are facing renewed pressure over their push to reopen schools as education leaders prepare to meet the chief medical officer amid concerns for the sa [...]

Read full article: Fresh pressure over reopening schools as...→
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Schools may not re-open until UK knows ‘how children affect spread or virus’

Schools may not re-open until UK knows ‘how children affect spread or virus’

SCHOOLS should not reopen until the Government is sure on what role children play in the transmission of coronavirus, England's chief medical officer Professor [...]

Read full article: Schools may not re-open until UK knows ‘...→
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Second COVID-19 wave could be even more deadly than the first says Professor Chris Whitty

A second wave of COVID-19 infections could be even more deadly than the first if it arrives in winter, says Chief Medical Advisor to the government, Professor [...]

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Schools could stay closed until ministers know impact on spread, Chris Whitty says

Schools could stay closed until ministers know impact on spread, Chris Whitty says

SCHOOLS could have to stay shut until ministers know exactly how children can spread the coronavirus, Professor Chris Whitty has said. England’s Chief Medical [...]

Read full article: Schools could stay closed until minister...→
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Chief Medical Officer explains 'schools may need to stay shut for a lot longer'

Chief Medical Officer explains 'schools may need to stay shut for a lot longer'

England's chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty said it was "very important" to know this factor to decide whether school closures are a "critical part [...]

Read full article: Chief Medical Officer explains 'schools ...→
  • #Chris Whitty
Coronavirus second wave could be even worse than the first, Chris Whitty warns

Coronavirus second wave could be even worse than the first, Chris Whitty warns

'Covid-19 is a very long way from finished and eradication is technically impossible for this disease.'

Read full article: Coronavirus second wave could be even wo...→
  • #Chris Whitty
Chris Whitty offers a quietly different public health message to Boris Johnson

Chris Whitty offers a quietly different public health message to Boris Johnson

We have reached our limit. That was the most striking message from Chris Whitty today, as he and the Prime Minister held a press conference to reiterate a seri [...]

Read full article: Chris Whitty offers a quietly different ...→
Pubs could be shut for schools to reopen as coronavirus infections grow

Pubs could be shut for schools to reopen as coronavirus infections grow

Chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has said the country is ‘near the limit’ for opening up society.

Read full article: Pubs could be shut for schools to reopen...→
  • #Chris Whitty
Autumn lockdown may 'shut pubs and ban family meet-ups' so schools can open

Autumn lockdown may 'shut pubs and ban family meet-ups' so schools can open

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty admitted there will be 'difficult trade-offs' to allow schools to reopen fully in September, which could see pubs close and [...]

Read full article: Autumn lockdown may 'shut pubs and ban f...→
  • #Chris Whitty
Pubs and restaurants could be shut to reopen schools in September, warns expert

Pubs and restaurants could be shut to reopen schools in September, warns expert

The government may have to take a U-turn on the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions if schools are to reopen open fully and safely, warns Professor Chr [...]

Read full article: Pubs and restaurants could be shut to re...→
  • #Chris Whitty
Pubs and restaurants may have to shut for schools to reopen fully next month

Pubs and restaurants may have to shut for schools to reopen fully next month

PUBs and restaurants may have to shut in order for schools to reopen fully next month, Government scientists have warned. Professor Chris Whitty said getting c [...]

Read full article: Pubs and restaurants may have to shut fo...→
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Professor Chris Whitty warns ministers have pushed easing of lockdown

Professor Chris Whitty warns ministers have pushed easing of lockdown "to limit"

ENGLAND’S chief medical officer says ministers have pushed the easing of lockdown “to the limit” – just a fortnight after Boris Johnson said he hoped we could [...]

Read full article: Professor Chris Whitty warns ministers h...→
Tom Peck: Chris Whitty has quietly stepped off the Boris bluster carousel

Tom Peck: Chris Whitty has quietly stepped off the Boris bluster carousel

Could it possibly be that, after months of the politicians claiming to have been led by the science, 'the science' isn’t going to be led about anymore?

Read full article: Tom Peck: Chris Whitty has quietly stepp...→
Chris Whitty says we have 'reached the limit' in reopening society

Chris Whitty says we have 'reached the limit' in reopening society

The chief medical officer made the comments after tougher lockdown measures were introduced in Greater Manchester

Read full article: Chris Whitty says we have 'reached the l...→
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Chris Whitty issues stark warning over life after lockdown

Chris Whitty issues stark warning over life after lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was right to respond to a "warning light on the dashboard"

Read full article: Chris Whitty issues stark warning over l...→
Johnson’s WhatsApp woes

Johnson’s WhatsApp woes

What do coronavirus tests at airports and cycle repair vouchers have in common? No, they’re not the essential ingredients of Chris Whitty’s idea of a good nigh [...]

Read full article: Johnson’s WhatsApp woes...→
  • #Chris Whitty
'Doing nothing is not an option': The 'significant change' that led to Spain quarantine

'Doing nothing is not an option': The 'significant change' that led to Spain quarantine

Chris Whitty told ministers they had to act after evidence of holidaymakers bringing back coronavirus from Spanish nightclubs

Read full article: 'Doing nothing is not an option': The 's...→
  • #Chris Whitty
SAGE didn't consider 'obvious' Covid risks for care homes, CMO says

SAGE didn't consider 'obvious' Covid risks for care homes, CMO says

England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, acknowledged the error seemed glaringly 'obvious in retrospect' but had not been recognised earlier on [...]

Read full article: SAGE didn't consider 'obvious' Covid ris...→
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England's top doc denies Covid lockdown was too late in heated clash with MPs

England's top doc denies Covid lockdown was too late in heated clash with MPs

ENGLAND’S chief medical officer has denied the country’s lockdown came too late in a heated clash with MPs today. Prof Chris Whitty said there had been “operat [...]

Read full article: England's top doc denies Covid lockdown ...→
  • #Chris Whitty
I’d happily send my children back to school, says minister

I’d happily send my children back to school, says minister

A cabinet minister today declared he would be “very comfortable” sending his children back to school during the coronavirus crisis. Brandon Lewis’s interventio [...]

Read full article: I’d happily send my children back to sch...→
Latest government advice on what you can and cannot do on coronavirus lockdown

Latest government advice on what you can and cannot do on coronavirus lockdown

Boris Johnson said he was looking at a "menu of options" in terms of leading the UK out of lockdown - however Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty has warned the [...]

Read full article: Latest government advice on what you can...→
Vulnerable grandparents could take antiviral drugs to see grandchildren safely

Vulnerable grandparents could take antiviral drugs to see grandchildren safely

England's top medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has said that some people may be able to be given drugs to help reduce the chance of getting coronavirus i [...]

Read full article: Vulnerable grandparents could take antiv...→
  • #Chris Whitty
Lockdown 'could last for months' as UK warned coronavirus 'nowhere near' the end

Lockdown 'could last for months' as UK warned coronavirus 'nowhere near' the end

Yesterday, the UK saw a rise of almost 2,000 new cases before England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty warned a second wave was "entirely plausible" and th [...]

Read full article: Lockdown 'could last for months' as UK w...→
  • #Chris Whitty
Eradication of coronavirus is 'technically IMPOSSIBLE', warns chief medic

Eradication of coronavirus is 'technically IMPOSSIBLE', warns chief medic

CHIEF Medical Officer Sir Chris Whitty has said eradication of coronavirus is “technically impossible” as he warned of a more severe wave in the winter. Profes [...]

Read full article: Eradication of coronavirus is 'technical...→
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Coronavirus eradication is 'technically impossible'

Coronavirus eradication is 'technically impossible'

Professor Chris Whitty told an online lecture: 'It's not just in Game Of Thrones that winter is always coming ... the winter is always worse than summer, sprin [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus eradication is 'technically ...→
  • #Chris Whitty
Treating us like children won’t keep us safe

Treating us like children won’t keep us safe

Pubs or schools? According to Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, this is the stark choice facing us as we confront a potential second wave of coron [...]

Read full article: Treating us like children won’t keep us ...→
  • #Chris Whitty
Chris Whitty offers a quietly different public health message to Boris Johnson

Chris Whitty offers a quietly different public health message to Boris Johnson

We have reached our limit. That was the most striking message from Chris Whitty today, as he and the Prime Minister held a press conference to reiterate a seri [...]

Read full article: Chris Whitty offers a quietly different ...→

Video: Chris Whitty introduces idea of COVID-19 opening 'trade-offs' | Daily Mail Online

Chris Whitty discusses ramifications of opening up 'more things' amid COVID-19 and suggested if we wanted to open more in the future, we need to close some thi [...]

Read full article: Video: Chris Whitty introduces idea of C...→
Pubs could be shut for schools to reopen as coronavirus infections grow

Pubs could be shut for schools to reopen as coronavirus infections grow

Chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has said the country is ‘near the limit’ for opening up society.

Read full article: Pubs could be shut for schools to reopen...→
  • #Chris Whitty
Autumn lockdown may 'shut pubs and ban family meet-ups' so schools can open

Autumn lockdown may 'shut pubs and ban family meet-ups' so schools can open

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty admitted there will be 'difficult trade-offs' to allow schools to reopen fully in September, which could see pubs close and [...]

Read full article: Autumn lockdown may 'shut pubs and ban f...→
  • #Chris Whitty
The Times view on Scotland’s coronavirus response: Border Control

The Times view on Scotland’s coronavirus response: Border Control

Yet such relaxations were not without risk. The imposition of new restrictions across the north of England is a sharp reminder that the virus remains an indeli [...]

Read full article: The Times view on Scotland’s coronavirus...→
  • #Chris Whitty
Pubs and restaurants could be shut to reopen schools in September, warns expert

Pubs and restaurants could be shut to reopen schools in September, warns expert

The government may have to take a U-turn on the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions if schools are to reopen open fully and safely, warns Professor Chr [...]

Read full article: Pubs and restaurants could be shut to re...→
  • #Chris Whitty
Chris Whitty suggests Britons will have to sacrifice meeting friends

Chris Whitty suggests Britons will have to sacrifice meeting friends

At a Downing Street press conference, chief medical officer Chris Whitty warned the country had 'probably reached near the limit or the limits' of what can be [...]

Read full article: Chris Whitty suggests Britons will have ...→
  • #Chris Whitty
Pubs and restaurants may have to shut for schools to reopen fully next month

Pubs and restaurants may have to shut for schools to reopen fully next month

PUBs and restaurants may have to shut in order for schools to reopen fully next month, Government scientists have warned. Professor Chris Whitty said getting c [...]

Read full article: Pubs and restaurants may have to shut fo...→
  • #Chris Whitty
Prof Chris Whitty's 'trade-offs' warning could mean pubs closing so schools can open

Prof Chris Whitty's 'trade-offs' warning could mean pubs closing so schools can open

Chief medical officer says 'we have probably reached near the limits, or the limits, of what we can do in terms of opening up society'

Read full article: Prof Chris Whitty's 'trade-offs' warning...→
  • #Chris Whitty
Professor Chris Whitty warns ministers have pushed easing of lockdown

Professor Chris Whitty warns ministers have pushed easing of lockdown "to limit"

ENGLAND’S chief medical officer says ministers have pushed the easing of lockdown “to the limit” – just a fortnight after Boris Johnson said he hoped we could [...]

Read full article: Professor Chris Whitty warns ministers h...→
England has 'probably reached the limit' of easing lockdown, chief medic warns

England has 'probably reached the limit' of easing lockdown, chief medic warns

Prof Chris Whitty warned it may no longer be possible to ease social distancing measures any further - and 'choices will need to be made' if we want to open ot [...]

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Tom Peck: Chris Whitty has quietly stepped off the Boris bluster carousel

Tom Peck: Chris Whitty has quietly stepped off the Boris bluster carousel

Could it possibly be that, after months of the politicians claiming to have been led by the science, 'the science' isn’t going to be led about anymore?

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Chris Whitty warns Gov has pushed lockdown easing 'to its limits'

Chris Whitty warns Gov has pushed lockdown easing 'to its limits'

England's chief medical officer poured cold water on Boris Johnson's plan to get the UK back to normal by Christmas, warning that relaxing rules further would [...]

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Chris Whitty says we have 'reached the limit' in reopening society

Chris Whitty says we have 'reached the limit' in reopening society

The chief medical officer made the comments after tougher lockdown measures were introduced in Greater Manchester

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson halts easing lockdown as infections rise

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson halts easing lockdown as infections rise

Boris Johnson today put the break on easing lockdown restrictions as official figures showed coronavirus infections are rising again across the country.Chris W [...]

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Chris Whitty issues stark warning over life after lockdown

Chris Whitty issues stark warning over life after lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was right to respond to a "warning light on the dashboard"

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Chris Whitty issues coronavirus warning amid second wave fears 'We have reached the limit'

Chris Whitty issues coronavirus warning amid second wave fears 'We have reached the limit'

BRITAIN'S Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty has warned that the country has "reached the limits of opening up society" after Boris Johnson reversed a decision [...]

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The Covid modeller

The Covid modeller

On 16 March, Neil Ferguson, a leading epidemiologist at Imperial College London and then a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), publ [...]

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Johnson’s WhatsApp woes

Johnson’s WhatsApp woes

What do coronavirus tests at airports and cycle repair vouchers have in common? No, they’re not the essential ingredients of Chris Whitty’s idea of a good nigh [...]

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Chris Whitty 'urged ministers to put Spain back on quarantine list'

Chris Whitty 'urged ministers to put Spain back on quarantine list'

Ministers decided to reimpose quarantine travel restrictions on Spain after it emerged 10 Britons had returned from the country with coronavirus.

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'Doing nothing is not an option': The 'significant change' that led to Spain quarantine

'Doing nothing is not an option': The 'significant change' that led to Spain quarantine

Chris Whitty told ministers they had to act after evidence of holidaymakers bringing back coronavirus from Spanish nightclubs

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Chief medical officer Chris Whitty says he is 'really worried' about virus surge in winter

Chief medical officer Chris Whitty says he is 'really worried' about virus surge in winter

ENGLAND's chief medical officer told MPs he was "really worried" about the coming winter as he was questioned about the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Vaccine before Christmas ‘unlikely’ says Whitty - follow live

Vaccine before Christmas ‘unlikely’ says Whitty - follow live

Professor Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, has warned that the chances of a “highly effective” vaccine being ready for distribution by Christmas [...]

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SAGE didn't consider 'obvious' Covid risks for care homes, CMO says

SAGE didn't consider 'obvious' Covid risks for care homes, CMO says

England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, acknowledged the error seemed glaringly 'obvious in retrospect' but had not been recognised earlier on [...]

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Boris Johnson criticised by his top medic for blaming care homes over deaths

Boris Johnson criticised by his top medic for blaming care homes over deaths

Professor Chris Whitty told MPs he had "zero enthusiasm" for pointing the finger at care homes which were hit hard by the crisis

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England's top doc denies Covid lockdown was too late in heated clash with MPs

England's top doc denies Covid lockdown was too late in heated clash with MPs

ENGLAND’S chief medical officer has denied the country’s lockdown came too late in a heated clash with MPs today. Prof Chris Whitty said there had been “operat [...]

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Chris Whitty defends Covid lockdown lag in bad-tempered interview

Chris Whitty defends Covid lockdown lag in bad-tempered interview

In an uncharacteristically bad-tempered interview, England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty claimed there were 'operational difficulties' that made it diff [...]

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I’d happily send my children back to school, says minister

I’d happily send my children back to school, says minister

A cabinet minister today declared he would be “very comfortable” sending his children back to school during the coronavirus crisis. Brandon Lewis’s interventio [...]

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Fresh pressure over reopening schools as unions and ministers at war

Fresh pressure over reopening schools as unions and ministers at war

Ministers are facing renewed pressure over their push to reopen schools as education leaders prepare to meet the chief medical officer amid concerns for the sa [...]

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Schools may not re-open until UK knows ‘how children affect spread or virus’

Schools may not re-open until UK knows ‘how children affect spread or virus’

SCHOOLS should not reopen until the Government is sure on what role children play in the transmission of coronavirus, England's chief medical officer Professor [...]

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Latest government advice on what you can and cannot do on coronavirus lockdown

Latest government advice on what you can and cannot do on coronavirus lockdown

Boris Johnson said he was looking at a "menu of options" in terms of leading the UK out of lockdown - however Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty has warned the [...]

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Second COVID-19 wave could be even more deadly than the first says Professor Chris Whitty

A second wave of COVID-19 infections could be even more deadly than the first if it arrives in winter, says Chief Medical Advisor to the government, Professor [...]

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Vulnerable grandparents could take antiviral drugs to see grandchildren safely

Vulnerable grandparents could take antiviral drugs to see grandchildren safely

England's top medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has said that some people may be able to be given drugs to help reduce the chance of getting coronavirus i [...]

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Schools could stay closed until ministers know impact on spread, Chris Whitty says

Schools could stay closed until ministers know impact on spread, Chris Whitty says

SCHOOLS could have to stay shut until ministers know exactly how children can spread the coronavirus, Professor Chris Whitty has said. England’s Chief Medical [...]

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Lockdown 'could last for months' as UK warned coronavirus 'nowhere near' the end

Lockdown 'could last for months' as UK warned coronavirus 'nowhere near' the end

Yesterday, the UK saw a rise of almost 2,000 new cases before England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty warned a second wave was "entirely plausible" and th [...]

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Chief Medical Officer explains 'schools may need to stay shut for a lot longer'

Chief Medical Officer explains 'schools may need to stay shut for a lot longer'

England's chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty said it was "very important" to know this factor to decide whether school closures are a "critical part [...]

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Eradication of coronavirus is 'technically IMPOSSIBLE', warns chief medic

Eradication of coronavirus is 'technically IMPOSSIBLE', warns chief medic

CHIEF Medical Officer Sir Chris Whitty has said eradication of coronavirus is “technically impossible” as he warned of a more severe wave in the winter. Profes [...]

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Coronavirus second wave could be even worse than the first, Chris Whitty warns

Coronavirus second wave could be even worse than the first, Chris Whitty warns

'Covid-19 is a very long way from finished and eradication is technically impossible for this disease.'

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Coronavirus eradication is 'technically impossible'

Coronavirus eradication is 'technically impossible'

Professor Chris Whitty told an online lecture: 'It's not just in Game Of Thrones that winter is always coming ... the winter is always worse than summer, sprin [...]

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