UK science chiefs say progress being made on Covid-19 vaccines but we need to control the virus spread

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Enterprise News and Pictures 21/9/20 Pic shows: Sir Patrick Vallace (left), the UK's chief scientific officer, provides a live televised coronavirus pandemic statistics update this morning to the nation alongside Professor Chris Whitty (right), England's chief medical officer, where they warned the Uk could be facing 50,000 new Covid-19 cases a day by mid-October, if the current infection rate is not thwarted, but Sir Patrick said that there was good progress being made on vaccines with the possibility of one becoming available to certain vunerable groups by this end of the year. "In the meantime we have got to get in control of this," he said.

Sir Patrick Vallace (left), the UK’s chief scientific officer, and Professor Chris Whitty (right), England’s chief medical officer, warned this morning that the UK could be facing 50,000 new Covid-19 cases a day by mid-October, if measures don’t stop the current infection rate.

 

Sir Patrick said that there was good progress being made on vaccines with the possibility of one becoming available to certain vulnerable groups by this end of the year.

“In the meantime we have got to get in control of this,” he said during a live TV address to the nation.

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