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  • Professor Carl Henerghan appeared on ITV’s This Morning to say that he thought the time was right for the UK to return to normal after the Covid-19 pandemic, despite many in the scientific community saying the opposite.

    Scotland have now gone five consecutive days without a single Covid-related death, and England recorded just two yesterday – so does this mean the pandemic is over? Today we’re joined by Professor Carl Heneghan, who says although we need to remain vigilant, the time has come to return to normality. He’ll be sharing his advice, and telling us why he doesn’t think a second wave is necessarily on the cards.

    Broadcast on 01/09/20

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