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Expert warns over rush to lift restrictions as Javid set to scrap rules
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Expert warns over rush to lift restrictions as Javid set to scrap rules

Long Covid will increase in the UK, particularly among the young, unless infection rates are kept down, the government’s chief medical adviser has warned. Chris Whitty urged the nation to push hell for leather to make sure everyone is vaccinated as he predicted a difficult winter ahead. The deaths from Covid I think are mercifully going to be much lower in this wave compared to the previous ones as a proportion of cases but long Covid remains, I think, a worry, he told a conference organised by the Local Government Association. He made his comments after the British government said it will scrap the need for face coverings and social distancing from 19 July, while admitting the pandemic was very far from the end. The new health secretary Sajid Javid also announced that those who have...