Chris Whitty, England’s voice of calm authority during Covid crisis

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Chief medical officer embodied the return of the expert as he became a household name during pandemic

At the peak of the UK’s Covid pandemic, Sir Chris Whitty, who should have reasonably been the most harried man in England, was seen treating patients at a London hospital.

It was the 2020 Christmas weekend, the country was in the midst of its second and most deadly wave of the coronavirus and England’s chief medical officer was spotted working in his capacity as a practising doctor on the respiratory ward at University College London hospitals trust.

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