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First Secretary Dominic Raab lead the government’s daily Covid-19 update where Professor Chris Whitty said the chances of a vaccine in the next calendar year are “incredibly small”.
“There is a long path,” the chief medical officer said. Until then we will be using “social measures” to keep the transmission down, he added.
Dominic Raab pointed out that a vaccine is “more likely to be of particular value in stopping a second wave”, rather than helping us out of lockdown.
The number of deaths in the UK of people who tested positive for coronavirus has risen by 759, bringing to the total number of deaths in hospitals to 18,100.
NHS England has announced 665 new deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 16,272.
Dominic Raab was joined at the conference by Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer and General Sir Nick Carter, the head of the UK’s armed forces.
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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: COVID-19
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)
Latest News about Covid-19
Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.
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In This Story: Dominic Raab
Dominic Rennie Raab is a British politician serving as First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since July 2019.
This role is otherwise known as Foreign Secretary.
Raab served in the British Cabinet as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union in 2018, until his resignation. That role was otherwise known as Brexit Secretary.
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In This Story: UK
UK is the abbreviated form of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
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In This Story: Vaccine
A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular infectious disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins.