Sir Patrick Vallance says most people in the UK have not had coronavirus and remain "fully susceptible to it"
CSA Sir Patrick Vallance: "Don't be fooled this has gone away. The disease is growing across the world. "Something in the order of 5% of people have antibodies" "Most of us have not have the disease and therefore remain fully susceptible to it."
What can be done to reduce risk in meat processing factories? Sir Patrick Vallance says the environment is "difficult", rather than the meat itself, as factories are cold & people work closely Prof Chris Whitty adds that "mitigations" will be important
Q: Do you support the govt's decision to ease lockdown further on 4 July, including relaxing the 2m rule? Sir Patrick Vallance says the plan "is not risk free" but the risk level will be monitored and steps reversed if it increases. #COVID19 latest:
Chief scientist Sir Patrick Vallance says: “Don’t be fooled that this means it has gone away. The disease is growing across the world. It is coming down in the UK but it hasn’t gone away"
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
Boris Johnson ‘told Italy’s president on 13 March he wanted herd immunity [at least 60% of British people infected] as UK response to coronavirus.’ Sir Patrick Vallance explained that publicly, on radio & TV, the same day. Everyone heard it, yet the Government now denies it....
"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.
Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK's chief scientific adviser, says it is "likely we've got somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 people infected" with the coronavirus in the UK at the moment #CoronavirusPandemic