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Chris Whitty: British physician and epidemiologist
Christopher John MacRae Whitty is an English physician and epidemiologist who is Chief Medical Officer for England (CMO), Chief Medical Adviser to the UK Government, Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) at the Department of Health and Social Care and Head of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

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PM bars advisers from answering questions [Video]

PM bars advisers from answering questions

Prime Minister Boris Johnson stopped his top scientific and medical advisers, Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance, answering questions about Dominic Cummings at today's daily briefing...

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PM bars advisers from answering questions on Cummings [Video]

PM bars advisers from answering questions on Cummings

Prime Minister Boris Johnson stopped his top scientific and medical advisers, Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance, answering questions about Dominic Cummings at today's daily briefing...

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Johnson stops experts from getting involved in Cummings row [Video]

Johnson stops experts from getting involved in Cummings row

Prime Minister Boris Johnson prevents Prof Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance from answering questions on the Dominic Cummings saga, with the pair later confirming they don't want to get involved in..

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Chief medical officer: Deaths now at rate of an average winter [Video]

Chief medical officer: Deaths now at rate of an average winter

At the Government's daily coronavirus press briefing, Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty reveals that the current coronavirus death rate trend is the death rate of an average winter.

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All you need to know from the April 27 UK coronavirus briefing [Video]

All you need to know from the April 27 UK coronavirus briefing

At the Government's daily press briefing, Health Secretary Matt Hancock and chief medical officer for England professor Chris Whitty addressed the nation on the latest developments on the Covid-19..

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Still a long way to go with COVID-19: UK health official [Video]

Still a long way to go with COVID-19: UK health official

Britain has a very long way to go in its attempt to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England, said at the government's daily coronavirus briefing on..

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Professor Chris Whitty says still no scientific answers for Covid-19 in some areas [Video]

Professor Chris Whitty says still no scientific answers for Covid-19 in some areas

Professor Chris Whitty has said there are some areas of the science around Covid-19 that there is still no answer for. Speaking at Westminster’s Science and Technology Committee, the Chief Medical..

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Brighton CEO Paul Barber aware of need to adapt to playing behind closed doors [Video]

Brighton CEO Paul Barber aware of need to adapt to playing behind closed doors

Brighton chief executive Paul Barber says clubs are going to have to adapt to the concept of playing behind closed doors for a long period of time, but is concerned about the repercussions. Includes..

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UK's chief scientist warns of lengthy battle against coronavirus [Video]

UK's chief scientist warns of lengthy battle against coronavirus

England’s chief medical officer said on Wednesday it was unrealistic to expect a sudden lifting of all lockdown restrictions, even as ministers say the United Kingdom has reached the peak of the..

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All you need to know from the April 22 UK coronavirus briefing [Video]

All you need to know from the April 22 UK coronavirus briefing

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, chief of defence staff Sir Nicholas Carter, and chief medical officer for England Professor Chris Whitty address the nation on the latest developments on the Covid-19..

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Prof Chris Whitty: public should not be expecting a sudden decline in UK deaths [Video]

Prof Chris Whitty: public should not be expecting a sudden decline in UK deaths

Professor Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England, say the public should not expect the number of Covid-19 deaths to "fall away" suddenly.

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UK outbreak is likely peaking: England chief medical officer [Video]

UK outbreak is likely peaking: England chief medical officer

England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty says that government data shows the United Kingdom is likely reaching the peak of its coronavirus outbreak, but it is still too early to discuss the next..

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Chris Whitty visits Downing Street after self-isolation [Video]

Chris Whitty visits Downing Street after self-isolation

Chief Medical Officer for England Professor Chris Whitty visits Downing Street, as he returns to work after a period of self-isolation for coronavirus. His return comes as Prime Minister Boris..

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Chris Whitty: Mistake to discuss the next phase of managing the pandemic at this stage [Video]

Chris Whitty: Mistake to discuss the next phase of managing the pandemic at this stage

Dominic Raab led the UK update on the coronavirus pandemic alongside Professor Chris Whitty and Professor Dame Angela McLean. In Chris Whitty's first public appearance since recovering from coronavirus..

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Government 'remains united' as PM stays in hospital [Video]

Government 'remains united' as PM stays in hospital

First Secretary of State Dominic Raab chaired the Government's Daily Covid-19 briefing from Downing Street this afternoon, insisting that the government 'remains united' while Prime Minister Boris..

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There is an "incredibly small" chance of having a highly effective vaccine or treatment for the coronavirus within the next year, England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Wednesday.
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Britain probably reaching virus peak, says England's Chief Medical Officer

Britain is probably reaching the peak of its coronavirus epidemic but it is too soon to be confident of that and begin thinking about next steps, England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on..
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Top English health official confident working antibody test will be found

Britain is confident of developing antibody tests for immunity to the coronavirus and health officials are not discouraged by the ineffectiveness of early tests that have been assessed, England's Chief..
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England's Chief Medical Officer self-isolating with coronavirus symptoms

England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Friday he would self-isolate at home for the next seven days after experiencing symptoms compatible with Covid-19 on Thursday night.
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Coronavirus: Chief medical officer Chris Whitty self-isolating after showing Covid-19 symptoms

Chris Whitty, England's chief medical officer, has announced he is suffering from coronavirus symptoms.
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England's chief medical officer says NHS will 'probably' cope with coronavirus

Britain's health service, the NHS, will "probably" be able to cope with the coronavirus but it will be difficult, England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty said on Wednesday.
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Coronavirus: NHS could soon exceed capacity, chief medical officer warns

Demand for critical care beds expected to rise sharply over next two to three weeks, says Chris Whitty
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Britain to scale up coronavirus testing, Chief Medical Adviser says

Britain will scale up testing for coronavirus, the government's chief medical adviser Chris Whitty said on Monday after the World Health Organisation said testing was critical in the fight against the..
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Third patient in England who tested positive for coronavirus dead

A third patient in England who tested positive for the coronavirus has died, England's chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, said in a statement on Sunday.
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Second coronavirus death confirmed in England

A second patient in England who tested positive for coronavirus has died, England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty confirmed on Friday.
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Britain moves to trying to delay coronavirus spread

Britain is moving into the second of four phases in its battle plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus, England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Thursday, after confirmed cases jumped..
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Britain moves into second phase of coronavirus battle plan

Britain is moving into the second of four phases in its battle plan against coronavirus, England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Thursday, after confirmed cases jumped across the country.
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UK lawmakers may be affected by future coronavirus advice: chief medical officer

British Members of Parliament (MPs) may be affected by future advice from the government on coronavirus, England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Thursday, saying older people could be..
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UK moving into 'delay' phase of coronavirus battle plan - chief medical officer

Britain has mainly moved into the 'delay' phase of the government's four-stage battle plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus, England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Thursday.
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Coronavirus: Chief medical officer tells public not to wear masks

Chris Whitty instead advises people to regularly wash their hands
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Unlikely UK will lock down cities to prevent coronavirus spread: Chief Medical Officer

It seems unlikely Britain will lock down any cities to prevent the spread of coronavirus but the government will keep all options available, England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on..
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Confirmed coronavirus cases in UK increases to 35 with more than 11,000 people tested

confirmed coronavirus cases in uk increases to 35 with more than 11,000 people tested
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK leapt to 35 after 12 new patients were identified in England. Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty said three of the patients were close..
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Two more coronavirus cases in UK bring total to 15

Two further cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the United Kingdom, bringing the total number of cases to 15, England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty said on Thursday.
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Four more patients test positive for coronavirus in England

Four more patients in England have tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of cases in Britain to eight, Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Monday.
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