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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

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.

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