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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 

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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.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson sets out England's roadmap out of #lockdown  in a Downing Street news conference with Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance. Follow live analysis 👇

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

Sir Patrick Vallance says "certain things may be necessary" next winter, to prevent another spike. He says mask wearing may be necessary in certain circumstances, people should keep washing their hands and the Government should keep running the test, trace and isolate system

The Government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said the success of the vaccination programmes created a “bedrock” to ease lockdown restrictions in England.

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".


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The UK’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance has a £600,000 shareholding in a drugs giant contracted to develop a Covid-19 vaccine for the Government. A clear conflict of interest. He also chairs the Government’s expert advisory panel on vaccines

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, the UK’s chief scientific adviser, has a £600,000 shareholding in a drugs giant contracted to develop a Covid-19 vaccine for the Government, prompting claims of a potential conflict of interest

Today, so far: • Priti Patel admits government should have closed borders in March 2020 • Government halts daily mass testing in schools, five weeks after it was announced • Sir Patrick Vallance says he's been "pushing continuously" for tougher and earlier lockdown rules.

BREAKING: UK official coronavirus death toll passes 80,000 with another 1035 fatalities reported in past 24hrs. Sir Patrick Vallance, chief scientific adviser, said last April that keeping our FINAL covid toll below 20,000 deaths would be a ‘good outcome’. It’s been a disaster.

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.

BREAKING: UK #coronavirus  death toll passes 20,000 with 781 more deaths recorded yesterday - but total does not include 1000s more who've died outside hospital (the @FT  estimates real total as over 45k). REMINDER: Sir Patrick Vallance said 20k or under would be a 'good outcome.'

“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.