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Guardian News published this video item, entitled “‘Realistic possibility’ of lockdown easing after 2 December, says Chris Whitty” – below is their description.
The chief medical officer for England has told MPs there is a ‘realistic possibility’ of restrictions being eased after 2 December as England prepares to enter a second national lockdown. The new restrictions are in response to a steep rise in the number of coronavirus infections and hospital admissions in many areas of the country. The UK’s chief scientific adviser ,Patrick Vallance said test and trace was not having a ‘big impact’ on the spread of the virus UK coronavirus live: Chris Whitty says ‘realistic possibility’ lockdown is eased after 2 December and R will fall below 1 England lockdown will end on 2 December, PM insistsGuardian News YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Chris Whitty
Christopher John MacRae Whitty CB FRCP FFPH FMedSci is an English physician and epidemiologist who is Chief Medical Officer for England, Chief Medical Adviser to the UK Government, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Health and Social Care and Head of the National Institute for Health Research in the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
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In This Story: Patrick Vallance
Sir Patrick John Thompson Vallance FRS FMedSci FRCP is a British physician, scientist, and clinical pharmacologist who has worked in both academia and industry and, since March 2018, has been the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of the United Kingdom.