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Whitty: 'Second wave' still very much a possibility

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Whitty: 'Second wave' still very much a possibility

Whitty: 'Second wave' still very much a possibility

At a Government coronavirus press conference, Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty says that a second wave of Covid-19 cases is still possible and urges the public to remain alert.

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Chris Whitty: We have probably reached the limit of what we can do [Video]

Chris Whitty: We have probably reached the limit of what we can do

England's chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, warned the nation had"probably reached near the limit or the limits" of what can be done to reopensociety, meaning trade-offs may be needed to allow pupils to return toclassrooms next month as planned. Professor Graham Medley, a member of theScientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), said ministers might have toconsider closing pubs in England in order for lessons to start again nextmonth.

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Whitty: Sage advice meant ministers had to make incredibly difficult decisions [Video]

Whitty: Sage advice meant ministers had to make incredibly difficult decisions

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty spars with Jeremy Hunt while giving evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee on the Government's coronavirus strategy.

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Chris Whitty: We may have to change Covid-19 strategy in winter [Video]

Chris Whitty: We may have to change Covid-19 strategy in winter

Professor Chris Whitty told the Lords Science and Technology Committee that it is not yet known what measures for keeping the virus at bay will be most effective in the winter.England's chief medical officer said getting the balance right between protecting the country and protecting the economy is key for further easing of restrictions but the approach might change at the end of the year.

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Vallance: Coronavirus outcome in UK hasn't been good [Video]

Vallance: Coronavirus outcome in UK hasn't been good

The outcome of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK “has not been good”, the Government’s chief scientific adviser said.Sir Patrick Vallance told the Science and Technology Committee there will be “many factors” that determine how well countries respond to the outbreak.He said: “As (chief medical officer Professor) Chris Whitty has said before, it’s very difficult to know where we stand at the moment.“It’s clear that the outcome has not been good in the UK, I think you can be absolutely clear about that."

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