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Chief Scientific Advisor and Chief Medical Officer briefing on coronavirus (COVID-19): 21 September 2020 – GOV.UK

Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Chris Whitty gave a data briefing on coronavirus.

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Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser:
Good morning everybody. Im Patrick Vallance, the government Chief Scientific Adviser and Im here with Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer and we wanted to give you an update on where we see the epidemic at the moment, some of the knowns and some of the uncertainties.
Let me just start by reminding you that this disease spreads by droplets, by surface contact and by aerosols. Hence the hands, face, space but also to remind you that …

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Autistic girls going undiagnosed due to ‘camouflaging’ behaviour, study claims – The Guardian

Researchers say better awareness needed so females with autism get right support

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Girls with autism are not being diagnosed because they are adept at camouflaging their behaviour in an effort to try to fit in, according to a new study.
Autism is diagnosed in 1% of the population and a diagnosis is made more often and earlier in boys, with a reported ratio of four males to every female, according to the paper published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
The study explores how autism may manifest differently between sexes, with females who have autistic tra…

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Covid-19 vaccine ‘unlikely’ before spring warns Chief Scientific Advisor – Mirror Online

He also warned that that in future, treating Covid-19 may become more like seasonal flu – so the virus will be with us for some time

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A coronavirus vaccine may not be in place until the Spring of next year, and even that may stop it completely, the Governments chief scientific adviser has warned.
Sir Patrick Vallance has said it is unlikely that a coronavirus vaccine will stop the disease completely.
Giving evidence to the joint Commons and Lords National Security Strategy Committee, Sir Patrick said that only one disease smallpox had ever been completely eradicated.
And in an admission that will break the spirits of many…

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Nottingham Covid cases rising among older age groups, public health boss says – Nottinghamshire Live

There have also been increases in the number of COVID-related hospital admissions

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The number of positive COVID cases in the city has turned a corner and is now coming down overall but there is still a long way to go, according to the director of public health.
Nottingham remains the worst-affected part of the UK, she said, and that there were now increases among older parts of the population.
Further, she said there was also additional numbers coming into the citys hospitals.
It comes as the University of Nottingham said cases there had decreased sharply, falling by 59 per…

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