The need for financial transparency to ensure trust in science and medicine has long been recognised, including by Patrick Vallance, so why won't Oxford University and the government disclose the "long list " of Professor Sir John Bell's financial interests? @PeterKGeoghegan
Sir Patrick Vallance says by vaccinating everyone, some lockdown restrictions will be gone - but agrees with Dr Fauci in the US, who said that masks may be needed again come winter, adding that there should be an element of individual responsibility.
Sir Patrick Vallance says ventilation, mask wearing and hand hygiene will be important to control the virus in schools. The masks will be reviewed after four weeks of pupils being back in the classroom to see what effect they have had on transmission, he says
The Government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said sticking to the rules would help minimise the number of deaths due to the easing of restrictions.
Sir Patrick Vallance says 'it's crucial to get children back into school' - LATEST
Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK government's scientific adviser, says the five-week gap between the steps to ease lockdown is important to "make sure we're not flying blind".
Sir Patrick Vallance, the govt chief scientific adviser, says the thinking behind current approach to #coronavirus is to try and "reduce the peak" and to build up a "degree of herd immunity so that more people are immune to the disease". #R4Today More:
Sir Patrick Vallance says at least 60% of the population needs to contract COVID-19 in order to develop "herd immunity" to prevent further transmission in the future
CSO Sir Patrick Vallance asked y’day if he is aware of any instance in which a Covid infection has taken place between children playing football outdoors. Vallance: “Not that I’m aware of.” He and CSO Professor Whitty say they did not advise govt that youth sport be banned.
"Are you entirely comfortable with the prime minister telling you that you can't answer questions about Dominic Cummings?" - @SamCoatesTimes Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance insist they do not want to get involved in politics.
“The mixing in pubs and restaurants… needs to stop.” Sir Patrick Vallance says that unless everyone - young and old - start social distancing, “it doesn’t have the effect.” Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty warns that healthy young people are also susceptible to the illness.