Chris Whitty

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UK Covid: Johnson admits some hospitals already feel overwhelmed at times – as it happened
Latest updates: PM also announces daily testing for 100,000 key workers; more NHS hospital trusts declaring critical incidents

Andrew Sparrow

04, Jan, 2022 @6:56 PM

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New year honours feature Covid experts with Chris Whitty knighted
Tennis player Emma Raducanu, Olympians and Paralympians, and actor Daniel Craig also among 1,122 people receiving awards

Alexandra Topping

31, Dec, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Guardian readers nominate their person of the year
From the frontline of Covid to inspirational sports personalities, our worldwide audience name their choices

Guardian readers

30, Dec, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Guidance v rules: which Covid measures work better?
Analysis: the Tories are arguing against further restrictions – but what do scientists think works best to prevent the spread of Covid?

Nicola Davis

27, Dec, 2021 @3:43 PM

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The politician will see you now | Brief letters
Letters: Joy Morrissey | The contraceptive pill | Tom Kerridge | Spider-Man | Encouraging guests to leave


20, Dec, 2021 @6:16 PM

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Chris Whitty v Tory MP Joy Morrissey: who to believe on Covid?
Should a polymath professor be expected to defer to a politician on public health guidance?

Matthew Weaver

17, Dec, 2021 @1:42 PM

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The Guardian view on the Omicron surge: the public leads again | Editorial
Editorial: The government is doing too little to head off soaring Covid infections – and too little to compensate the businesses and workers already suffering


16, Dec, 2021 @7:18 PM

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Go out, catch Covid, ignore the science. Or trust in Chris Whitty | John Crace
People are wising up to Boris Johnson and choosing to listen to unelected experts over those paid to make bad decisions

John Crace

16, Dec, 2021 @5:48 PM

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No 10 slaps down Tory MP over ‘public health socialist state’ tweet
Joy Morrissey criticised ‘unelected public health spokesperson’ after Chris Whitty’s advice on socialising

Heather Stewart Political editor

16, Dec, 2021 @4:01 PM

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UK reports 88,376 new Covid cases amid warning over Omicron hospitalisations
Prof Chris Whitty tells MPs admissions could exceed last winter’s daily peak, adding to strain on NHS

Ian Sample Science editor

16, Dec, 2021 @1:41 PM

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UK Covid live: UK hits record 78,610 daily cases – as it happened
Chief medical officer Chris Whitty says rise in hospitalisations due to Omicron are fairly certain

Andrew Sparrow

15, Dec, 2021 @7:27 PM

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MPs back all ‘plan B’ measures amid large Tory rebellion on Covid passes and mandatory vaccines – as it happened
Boris Johnson suffers large rebellion from his own MPs but measures pass; PM earlier tells cabinet surge of new variant cases is coming

Léonie Chao-Fong, Lucy Campbell and Andrew Sparrow

14, Dec, 2021 @9:36 PM

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