Patrick Vallance

Why we haven’t shut the schools

When we look at all of the interventions, we looked at the ones that had the biggest impact first. School closures is definitely a bit lower down the list than some of the ones that we’ve announced. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t do anything, it would have an effect.  But it has all sorts of

How ‘herd immunity’ can help fight coronavirus

This is an edited transcript of the interview with the chief scientific advisor Sir Patrick Vallance on the Today programme this morning.Justin Webb: We can talk now to Sir Patrick Vallance, who is the government’s chief scientific advisor and is on the line. Good morning to you. Sir Patrick Vallance: Good morning. JW: Could we start