Prof Whitty gives a frank assessment of how long the UK will be dealing with the virus.
“This disease is not going to be eradicated, it is not going to disappear – we have to accept we are going to be with it globally for the foreseeable future,” he explains.
“If people are hoping it’s suddenly going to move from where we are now in lockdown suddenly into everything’s gone that is a wholly unrealistic expectation.
“We’re going to have to do a lot of things for a long period of time.”
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