Patrick Vallance

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Government imposes new restrictions to fight Omicron as first cases found in UK
Masks made mandatory in shops and on buses and trains, while new arrivals must take PCR tests

Toby Helm, Michael Savage and Denis Campbell

27, Nov, 2021 @8:11 PM

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Changes in behaviour needed to tackle climate crisis, says UK chief scientist
At Cop26 Sir Patrick Vallance has said he eats less meat and cycles but society needs to change more

Damian Carrington Environment editor

09, Nov, 2021 @11:10 AM

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World’s chief scientists urge Cop26 attendees to step up low-carbon policies
Signatories include scientists from US, EU, India and African and South American countries

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

27, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Volunteers on Covid jab trials should get travel certificates, say top scientists
International advisers say it is unfair people who’ve taken part in clinical trials need more jabs to go abroad

Ian Sample Science editor

15, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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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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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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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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Jeremy Farrar: ‘A September 2020 lockdown would have saved a lot of lives’
The Wellcome Trust director and Sage member on what politicians and scientists got right and wrong on Covid and why we need an immediate public inquiry

Andrew Anthony

25, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK Covid: warning of 1,000 daily hospitalisations as England reopening prompts surprise vaccine certificate rule – as it happened
Vallance warns UK likely to reach 1,000 hospitalisations per day as PM makes vaccine certificates mandatory in crowded English venues from September

Andrew Sparrow

19, Jul, 2021 @6:03 PM

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The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s Covid experts: sadly on tap, not on top | Editorial
Editorial: Scientists cannot shield the prime minister from the fallout of an unethical policy that will see rising deaths

Editorial

16, Jul, 2021 @5:21 PM

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