Chris Whitty expected to say he regrets saying people would not tolerate long lockdown in Covid inquiry – UK politics live

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Chief medical officer for England and chief UK medical adviser is giving evidence all day

Good morning. Prof Sir Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, and chief medical adviser for the UK, is giving evidence all day to the Covid inquiry. The session starts at 10am, but we have already had an insight into one of the points he might make from a witness statement from Sir Patrick Vallance published by the inquiiry last night. In it, Vallance says Whitty regrets saying “fatigue” might stop people putting up with a long lockdown.

This was in one of three witness statements from Vallance published by the inquiry last night, after the government’s former chief scientific adviser finished giving evidence in person.

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