'Do not wreck this now': Jonathan Van-Tam urges public to stay at home over sunny weekend
"Don't wreck this now" - a blunt warning from England's deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam as the Covid rates continue to fall - but the rate of decline slows. @wizbates reports.
Jonathan Van-Tam has used a football metaphor to urge the nation to continue its efforts to combat the spread of #coronavirus , saying breaking rules now would be like a team being 3-0 up and then losing 4-3. Get the latest #COVID19 updates:
"It’s like being 3-0 up in a game and thinking, ‘We can’t possibly lose this'... how many times have you seen the other team take it 4-3?" Deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam warns the UK “must maintain discipline” with Covid restrictions
"In my opinion, the rules are clear and they have always been clear. In my opinion, they are for the benefit of all, and in my opinion, they apply to all" jonathan van-tam'>Prof Jonathan Van-Tam is asked whether people in authority should obey the lockdown rules Updates:
“We’ve got to start taking this very seriously again.” England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officerjonathan van-tam'>Prof Jonathan Van-Tam has given a stark warning of the risks of a second wave as he says cases of Covid-19 are “creeping”.
This, from Jonathan Van Tam is not, despite the government wanting to pretend it is, and despite it having political repercussions, a political statement. It’s a public health statement. Which is why all the Medical Officers should’ve felt able to say it.