Professor Chris Whitty has given an interview defending the decision to re-open schools in England, saying that “the chances of children dying from Covid-19 are incredibly small” but that missing lessons “damages children in the long run”.
Whitty also warned that a COVID-19 vaccine was unlikely to be produced before winter
"The balance of risk is in favour of children going to school."— SkyNews (@SkyNews) August 23, 2020
Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty talks about schools reopening, managing local coronavirus surges and a possible vaccine.
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