Top UK health adviser admits lockdowns won't make Covid disappear & society will have to ‘manage it like the flu’

Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, has conceded that Covid-19 lockdowns can't go on forever and won't eliminate the virus anyway – a view that might have helped before Britons endured months of draconian restrictions.

“Covid is not going to go away,” Whitty said in a Royal Society of Medicine webinar on Thursday. “This is now a disease that for the rest of our careers is going to be around. So, it is clear that we are going to have to manage it, at some point, rather like we manage the flu.”

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