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Chris Whitty: society will have to learn to live with Covid in similar way to flu

England’s chief medical officer says unrealistic to think border policy can stop new variants entering * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage The idea that Covid variants can be stopped from entering the country is “not realistic”, and Covid will eventually have to be managed in a similar manner to serious seasonal viruses such as flu, Prof Chris Whitty has said. Speaking at a Royal Society of Medicine webinar, England’s chief medical adviser said the relaxation of Covid restrictions was likely to result in the R number rising above 1 and the risk of variants gaining a foothold and spreading increasing. Continue reading...

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