Chris Whitty

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Javid’s GP rescue plan will fail to ‘turn the tide’, says former Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt – as it happened
Chair of Commons health committee joins Labour’s shadow health secretary in calling Sajid Javid’s plans inadequate

Andrew Sparrow

14, Oct, 2021 @3:49 PM

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Government must be transparent about science advice it receives
Analysis: inquiry into UK’s response to Covid crisis shows Sage guidance should be put in public domain as soon as possible

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

12, Oct, 2021 @6:14 PM

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Fluoride will be added to UK drinking water to cut tooth decay
Chief medical officers cite estimates that more mineral in water would reduce cavities by 28% among poorest children

Nadeem Badshah

23, Sep, 2021 @8:49 PM

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Chris Whitty warns MPs it is ‘inevitable’ unvaccinated children will catch Covid
Chief medical officer says transmission in England highest among 12- to 15-year-olds

Richard Adams Education editor

22, Sep, 2021 @6:37 PM

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UK politics: Starmer says talks with unions will continue on his plans for Labour reform – as it happened
Sir Keir Starmer suggests trade unions that support Labour have not yet backed his plans to change the party’s leadership election rules

Andrew Sparrow

22, Sep, 2021 @4:47 PM

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Digested week: start with a Monday from hell and go from there
The pandemic continues to be a ball-ache but we were given a tiny and surprising point of light

Lucy Mangan

17, Sep, 2021 @9:33 PM

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Nicki Minaj: rarely a dull moment for the outspoken rapper
Her anti-vaxx stance came to the notice of Chris Whitty this week, but her feuds and anti-racist statements have long been known to her fanbase

Lanre Bakare

15, Sep, 2021 @3:48 PM

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Experts warn of a rough winter but PM is clinging to plan A
Analysis: despite Whitty and Vallance’s fears, Boris Johnson and his team remain optimistic

Heather Stewart Political editor

14, Sep, 2021 @6:54 PM

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Bring in measures soon or risk 7,000 daily Covid hospitalisations, Sage warns
Ministers told ‘basket of measures’ such as continued home working can keep cases under control

Ian Sample and Heather Stewart

14, Sep, 2021 @6:19 PM

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They’re talking balls at No 10 as Boris plays sideshow to Whitty v Minaj | John Crace
Surreal press conference should at least remind Tory MPs that the Covid pandemic is still a problem

John Crace

14, Sep, 2021 @5:47 PM

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Covid myth spreaders like Nicki Minaj should be ashamed, says Whitty
England’s chief medical officer dismisses tweet by rapper and says most people are getting the vaccine

Kevin Rawlinson

14, Sep, 2021 @5:33 PM

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Boris Johnson says he will not rule out ‘plan B’ of vaccine passports, masks and homeworking – as it happened
Prime minister sets out more details of government winter plans after announcement of ‘plan A’ booster jabs

Andrew Sparrow

14, Sep, 2021 @5:14 PM

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