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Prime minister Boris Johnson said the coronavirus pandemic ‘is something that we will all remember and be dealing with in different ways – certainly in my case – for as long as I live’, adding that ‘the single biggest false assumption’ made early on was misunderstanding the risk of asymptomatic transmission. Speaking during the same briefing, the chief scientific officer, Sir Patrick Vallance, said it was unlikely that Covid-19 would ever be completely eradicated
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