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This Morning published this video item, entitled “Britain’s Leading Coronavirus Specialist Responds To Latest Coronavirus Headlines | This Morning” – below is their description.
Whilst headlines about the case of the Indian Variant on the rise might be worrying – one of Britain’s leading coronavirus specialists, Professor Tim Spector, says there’s no need to panic. In fact, he says the vaccine is doing its job. And, what’s more, Britain should still be on track for the end of lockdown measures come the 21st June. To help us get to the facts behind the alarming headlines – and put our minds at rest – Professor Spector is here with us.
Broadcast on 31/05/21This Morning YouTube Channel
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