THIRD COVID WAVE ‘INEVITABLE’ SAYS WHITTY: As he appears in front of MPs
Chris Whitty has warned MPs that the unvaccinated will be most at risk in the next wave of coronavirus cases
The new wave, which could come as early as this summer was described by England’s Chief Medical Officer.
He appeared alongside Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Patrick Vallance in front of the science and technology committee.
“As things are opening up, what all the modelling suggests is that at some point we will get a surge in virus,” the chief medical officer said.
“Whether that happens, we hope it doesn’t happen soon, but it might for example happen later in the summer if we open up gradually, or if there’s a seasonal effect it might happen over the next autumn or winter.
“But I think all the modelling suggests there is going to be a further surge and that will find the people who have either not been vaccinated or where the vaccine’s not worked.
“Some of them will end up in hospital and sadly some of them will go on to die. That’s just the reality of where we are.”
Whitty and Vallance also warned against rushing the lifting of lockdown restrictions, insisting to the committee that the pandemic was not over yet.
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