Patrick Vallance

Total 6 Posts

UK Covid-19 data trends, 21 December 2020.

4 min read
The new Covid-19 strain appears to be taking its toll, perhaps more stringent UK-wide restrictions are now required, if not essential, Dr Joe Pajak writes.

Coronavirus: Are cases in England really slowing?

5 min read
The latest REACT study provides some reassurance, but there is significant uncertainty in the numbers.

Open letter to the UK’s chief medical officers.

5 min read
A group of health experts have written to the UK CMOs and CSA, expressing concern about a second wave of COVID-19.

The government should be up front about the trade-offs behind its new social distancing measures.

5 min read
The government should be more honest about what it sees as an acceptable level of risk as it reduces social distancing from two metres to “one-metre plus”.

Complying with lockdown does become harder over time – Here is why.

4 min read
Was the government correct to think that adherence would fall over time? Perhaps.

Coronavirus: Former member of SAGE explains how the science advisory group really works.

5 min read
In my time as a chief scientific adviser in government, I experienced many SAGEs and chaired a few of them. Here, I explain what happens behind those doors and why they need to remain closed – at least initially.
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