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England's Chief Medical Officer and the Department of Health and Social Care's Chief Scientific Adviser

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Joined Twitter 9/30/19


For those who are interested in public health beyond COVID-19, last week I gave a Gresham lecture on the role of th… https://t.co/h6sW5pORL5
10/19
2020
@DrTedros @JulianWTO_UN @WHO COVID is a global challenge that needs a global response. This includes international… https://t.co/o9noEko4Bp
10/6
2020
“You cannot, in an epidemic, just take your own risk. Unfortunately, you’re taking a risk on behalf of everybody el… https://t.co/opmZIfDJb4
Retweeted by Professor Chris Whitty
9/22
2020
Jonathan Van Tam lays the situation out clearly. We have through the extraordinary efforts of the whole population… https://t.co/wu8zN3pznr
9/8
2020
Important supporting evidence that steroids significantly reduce mortality in patients with severe COVID. This is t… https://t.co/RCH1C73rLG
9/2
2020
https://t.co/8WY1kJfgKXAs with many of the choices we face on COVID this is about balancing risk. We encourage all parents and school staf… https://t.co/P3rBXEaPgzThe UK CMOs and DCMOs have summarised the current evidence on schools and COVID-19. https://t.co/VlErkF8iLr The r… https://t.co/cZD4Ol1Vqq
8/23
2020
It is fantastic that already 100,000 people have volunteered to register for trials of COVID vaccines. The faster w… https://t.co/nbDAZVemp5
8/17
2020
A very warm welcome to the new FY doctors starting to work for the NHS today. It remains a remarkable profession… https://t.co/Ptdqm86jcW
8/5
2020
Flu can have serious consequences and vulnerable people can die of it. Having a vaccine will protect you and others… https://t.co/zrry5r2cy8
7/24
2020
This is encouraging news. A long way to go, but a testament to the remarkable scientific effort in the UK and aroun… https://t.co/IVQnpydcdMGetting vaccines for COVID tested is essential. People across the UK can register their interest to be approached t… https://t.co/fuznr81db7
7/20
2020
We should all be grateful to the citizens of Leicester, who have been following public health advice. This keeps fa… https://t.co/VBa8heHie4
7/10
2020
COVID-19 has gone down due to the efforts of everyone but is still in general circulation. If we do not follow soc… https://t.co/rSrUe0rhyT
6/25
2020
Here is the pre-print of the paper showing survival benefits of dexamethasone in people with severe COVID-19. An im… https://t.co/CdLtKPrthM
6/23
2020
Today the UK CMOs changed the COVID alert level from Level 4 to Level 3. This reflects steady and continuing reduc… https://t.co/LxLjQmrx7o
6/19
2020
This is the most important trial result for COVID-19 so far. Significiant reduction in mortality in those requiring… https://t.co/BFHDke4Rms
6/16
2020
Over 100,000 participants around the country have already taken part in @NIHRresearch on COVID-19. They will impr… https://t.co/suTF91YGla
6/12
2020
This report by @PHE_uk is a vital step to understanding the disparities in risk and outcomes of #COVID19. The dispa… https://t.co/4tw1eOilkx
6/3
2020
From today people should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or anosmia. We have been mon… https://t.co/FtKmgFsa3q
5/18
2020
This is a major milestone. Information from this trial will help us work out how best to treat #COVID19 Thank you… https://t.co/nNKMb2zInU
5/14
2020
Clinical trials and studies are essential to find effective treatments for COVID-19. As hospital admissions fall du… https://t.co/TpCLVvI24t
5/6
2020
This week I gave a @GreshamCollege lecture for members of the public who want to have a broad overview of COVID-19.… https://t.co/nsMqXe0efmToday with fellow UK CMOs, the @NHSEnglandNMD and @PHE_uk Medical Director, we wrote to the medical profession to e… https://t.co/QycSm6RUzD
5/1
2020
This is really important - if you need urgent medical care, the NHS is ready to help you. COVID-19 does not change… https://t.co/ebjjWNZ2of
4/30
2020
This thread is as good a summary as you will get about the remarkable work in local authorities and the wider commu… https://t.co/Lr9f9fMlm5
4/27
2020
This call will enable our academic partners to provide additional evidence on the effect of ethnicity on the impact… https://t.co/tLq0Tljq9H
4/22
2020
So far, more than 5,000 people have been recruited to the RECOVERY trial, researching COVID-19 treatments. Thank… https://t.co/0HO9YBxnTV
4/16
2020
NHS staff look after others: they must also look after themselves. Mental as well as physical health is important d… https://t.co/tS0HjS7mSR
4/8
2020
The faster people are recruited to clinical trials and other studies, the sooner we will get the evidence so patien… https://t.co/e1hZR9FVCb
4/3
2020
New guidance on PPE has been published. This was a collaborative effort across a range of professional groups, incl… https://t.co/GA1ifKcV4o
4/2
2020
If you want to understand the science behind COVID-19 and the reasons for actions like social distancing then leadi… https://t.co/byK1OeBuiw
3/30
2020
After experiencing symptoms compatible with COVID-19 last night, in line with the guidance, I will be self-isolatin… https://t.co/2jxLYxfMh3
3/27
2020
At this stage of the epidemic we need everyone to stay at home except in specific circumstances. The NHS depends… https://t.co/Ocob2xCCJM
3/24
2020
It is very important that people who are at very high risk protect themselves by staying at home at all times. Gui… https://t.co/zFet0KvMhM
3/22
2020
New guidance has been published on what you need to do to protect yourself, protect others, and protect the NHS.… https://t.co/5j6JY6oEmEYesterday, the government laid out new measures needed to protect you, others and the NHS. This clip lays out som… https://t.co/NWnb2q82Xm
3/17
2020
As COVID-19 puts pressure on services doctors will have to work differently for their patients. The UK CMOs, medica… https://t.co/B9vMgmP8Kj
3/12
2020
This announcement by WHO reflects the changing global situation. There is ongoing transmission in multiple countrie… https://t.co/mI1qPle8w0
3/11
2020
Today the government published the action plan for COVID-19. It outlines what we are doing now, and what we intend… https://t.co/T4cPT781hq
3/3
2020
📣 Today @CMO_England has updated advice for travellers returning to the UK from specific areas affected by #COVID19https://t.co/2KdW6xPITV
Retweeted by Professor Chris Whitty
2/25
2020
Thank you for the discussions with the great infection team @NewcastleHosps who treated the first two COVID-19 pati… https://t.co/niLpSmFLSPThe UK CMOs met in Edinburgh today about continuing our coordinated COVID19 response among other public health iss… https://t.co/oYFq0TUhWf
2/20
2020
Thank you for hosting me. Really interesting to learn from your insights on rural and coastal health, as well as se… https://t.co/yYangEuwj4
2/19
2020
I could not agree more. We should all be very grateful for the extraordinary work of our front-line teams. https://t.co/zj5zDur4Vd
2/14
2020
Today is the end of supported isolation for the 83 people at Arrowe Park. I want to thank them, and others who have… https://t.co/r3bTBYAf6K
2/13
2020
Eight people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK of 1,114 tested to date. We are grateful to all those w… https://t.co/Vp9804WaTi
2/10
2020
Update on #coronavirus: A further patient in England has tested positive for coronavirus bringing the total number… https://t.co/1So5NYsSRB
Retweeted by Professor Chris Whitty
2/6
2020
A key part of responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak is to develop drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and a thoroug… https://t.co/R3ccOsggmP
2/4
2020
We've launched a new public information campaign on #coronavirus. Help us spread the message: ✅ Download assets:… https://t.co/79aR0qNWRe
Retweeted by Professor Chris WhittyToday we've pledged £20 million to develop new vaccines for #coronavirus and future infectious diseases. Health Se… https://t.co/Tw8sfhEH4H
Retweeted by Professor Chris Whitty
2/3
2020
Today @NHSEnglandNMD, @PHE_uk and I have updated our advice to medical staff regarding the novel coronavirus.… https://t.co/myWIWsXyDsUpdate on #Coronavirus: @CMO_England statement on two confirmed cases in England. ▶️ https://t.co/lAQUTk8qm4 https://t.co/7p77OihKmv
Retweeted by Professor Chris Whitty
1/31
2020
#Coronavirus update: The @WHO have declared that this is a public health emergency of international concern. Read… https://t.co/e9ACfvkOR8
Retweeted by Professor Chris WhittyWe should all be very grateful the dedication, technical expertise and skill of our @NHSEngland,@PHE_uk and wider h… https://t.co/59oF07XVHv
1/30
2020
UPDATE on #coronavirus testing in the UK: As of 2PM on Sunday 26 January 2020, a total of 52 tests have concluded:… https://t.co/G7KZRuJKa9
Retweeted by Professor Chris Whitty
1/26
2020
Following discussions with the UK Chief Medical Officers and at COBR, I have issued the following update on the nov… https://t.co/vk0tQ7o0yF
1/24
2020
An update in Parliament from Secretary of State @MattHancock on the #CoronavirusOutbreak summarising the current s… https://t.co/Ix4Sd7uwqLToday with @NHSEnglandNMD and @PHE_uk we have issued additional advice on the novel coronavirus for medical staff w… https://t.co/gmX4ukSkOZ
1/23
2020
We're working with @PHE_uk and @NHSEngland to monitor the Coronavirus situation: ▶️ https://t.co/5fBvOA4lvl PHE w… https://t.co/IZMbjH1j2k
Retweeted by Professor Chris Whitty
1/22
2020
Paper co-authored by President/Chair/Medical Director of @AoMRC, @RCPLondon, @RCSnews, @rcgp, @ukmedschools, @gmcukhttps://t.co/TYeMZzYBvnMulti-morbidity is increasing: it is an issue the medical profession needs to address. Increasing specialisation o… https://t.co/BS1XjDL3q5
1/6
2019
Future advances in medicine rely on the public's willingness to help others; taking part in medical research studie… https://t.co/CvG1MUGGSf
12/17
2019
The flu season has started relatively early this year. It is important that those most vulnerable to bad outcomes… https://t.co/7mQYSA1fGo
12/16
2019
Thank you to you and the WHO team @DrTedros for the warm welcome to the UK delegation to discuss major health issue… https://t.co/lDKeXmVWw1
11/11
2019
A really broad and useful discussion. Directors of Public Health and local government are central to improving the… https://t.co/7FA7B10GYx
11/4
2019
Great to see 2 reports of reductions in antibiotic use in both humans and animals. Resistant infections in humans r… https://t.co/cXdHnWHVCAPublic health research should help people have the most enjoyable and fulfilling lives they can have, which are als… https://t.co/LD4NAX7XsU
10/31
2019
To pass the one million mark for participants in NIHR supported #research studies is a significant milestone. This… https://t.co/ukQHdQXKSZ
10/22
2019
Deputy CMOs Prof Jonathan Van-Tam, Prof Jenny Harries and I have had our #flujabs ✅✅✅ It is important that all he… https://t.co/kPjHkYCQaR
10/15
2019
Professor Dame Sally Davies has published her final report on childhood obesity today. Obesity is a central issue f… https://t.co/GvjJYcmthH
10/10
2019
Flu can be deadly. That is why the UK is offering the vaccine to around 30 million people this winter. I urge ever… https://t.co/KZMPCdbyhD
10/4
2019
This is my first morning as Chief Medical Officer after taking over from the outstanding Professor Dame Sally Davie… https://t.co/1A0YdipYh6
10/1
2019

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