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Bloomberg QuickTake: Now published this video item, entitled “U.K. Faces 50,000 Covid Cases Per Day by Oct. Without Action Now” – below is their description.
The U.K. is on course for 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October if urgent measures are not taken to prevent the spread of the disease, the government’s chief scientific adviser said. “Cases are increasing, hospitalizations are following. Deaths unfortunately will follow that, and there’s the potential for this to move very fast,” Patrick Vallance warned in a live TV broadcast on Monday. The government’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty, sitting alongside him, said the U.K. needed to take Covid-19 “very seriously” for the next six months as the country enters the more dangerous autumn and winter months. He said there was no evidence the virus is milder now than it was in the spring. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is widely expected to set out further restrictions on Tuesday, although Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the government wants to avoid a second national lockdown on the scale of that in March. Ministers are trying to strike a balance between stamping down on the pandemic and avoiding a full lockdown that would snuff out the recovery after the economy plunged into its deepest recession for more than 100 years.Bloomberg QuickTake: Now 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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Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
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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.