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Chris Whitty issues stark warning children who don’t get jab will catch Covid
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Chris Whitty issues stark warning children who don’t get jab will catch Covid

Virtually any child aged between 12 and 15 who doesn’t get vaccinated will catch Covid at some point, England’s Chief Medical Officer said on Wednesday. Professor Chris Whitty said unvaccinated children are likely to get an infection at some point between 12 and 15. He was facing questions from MPs on the Education Committee about the inclusion of children in the Government’s Covid-19 vaccination programme. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam added that because the Delta variant is at least 60 per cent more infectious than the Alpha variant we are not looking at a theoretical risk of children 12-17 becoming infected. I think it is really quite inevitable that they will be so at some point. He said they may be infected at a point in their educational careers, such as during GC...