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Vallance and Whitty hit back over ‘scary’ lockdown graph criticism

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty (Parliament TV)

Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Chris Whitty have come under fire over slides used during the weekend announcement of the second Covid-19 lockdown. Today, the pair hit back. 

A chart suggesting there could be up to 4,000 deaths per day by December under a reasonable worst-case scenario was described by Oxford expert Carl Heneghan as ‘now proven to be incorrect’.

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