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Whitty implored officials not to use terms like ‘flatten curve’, Covid inquiry told

England’s chief medical officer says incomplete knowledge of epidemiological concepts can be ‘dangerous thing’

Sir Chris Whitty spent early parts of the Covid pandemic trying to “implore” people in government not to publicly discuss health concepts they did not fully understand such as “flattening the curve” of infections and herd immunity, he said.

Giving evidence to the inquiry into Covid, Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, said he did this after realising that incomplete knowledge could be “a dangerous thing”.

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