Professor Chris Whitty (@CMO_England )

Professor Chris Whitty

Bio Englands Chief Medical Officer and the Department of Health and Social Cares Chief Scientific Adviser
Location London
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Twitter Web App : COVID-19 has gone down due to the efforts of everyone but is still in general circulation.

If we do not follow social distancing guidance then cases will rise again. Naturally people will want to enjoy the sun but we need to do so in a way that is safe for all.

Twitter Web App : Here is the pre-print of the paper showing survival benefits of dexamethasone in people with severe COVID-19. An important read for those treating the disease. Thanks again to all patients, NHS staff and researchers involved in this important trial. twitter.com/OxfordBRC/stat…

Twitter Web App : Today the UK CMOs changed the COVID alert level from Level 4 to Level 3.

This reflects steady and continuing reduction in infection due to the efforts of the public. The pandemic is not over and we must all keep to social distancing rules to continue this improvement. twitter.com/DHSCgovuk/stat…

Twitter Web App : This is the most important trial result for COVID-19 so far. Significiant reduction in mortality in those requiring oxygen or ventilation from a widely available, safe and well known drug. Many thanks to those who took part and made it happen. It will save lives around the world. twitter.com/NIHRresearch/s…

Twitter Web App : Over 100,000 participants around the country have already taken part in NIHR Research on COVID-19.

They will improve outcomes for others in the future by helping us better understand the disease, develop treatments and test vaccines. Many thanks to all who volunteer. twitter.com/NIHRresearch/s…

Twitter Web App : This report by Public Health England is a vital step to understanding the disparities in risk and outcomes of #COVID19. The disparities in mortality by ethnicity due to multiple factors are very important and need to be addressed systematically. twitter.com/PHE_uk/status/…

Twitter Web App : From today people should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or anosmia.

We have been monitoring emerging symptom data on COVID-19 and adding anosmia slightly increases sensitivity, and may lead to earlier isolation. twitter.com/DHSCgovuk/stat…

Twitter Web App : This is a major milestone. Information from this trial will help us work out how best to treat #COVID19

Thank you to all the patients who volunteered to participate in the RECOVERY trial; it will help many people in the future. twitter.com/NIHRresearch/s…

Twitter Web App : Clinical trials and studies are essential to find effective treatments for COVID-19. As hospital admissions fall due to the actions of the whole population in social distancing it is even more important a high proportion of those eligible and willing to volunteer are enrolled.

Twitter Web App : This week I gave a Gresham College lecture for members of the public who want to have a broad overview of COVID-19. It also provides more detailed answers to some of the good technical questions I have been asked over recent weeks.

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Twitter Web App : This is really important - if you need urgent medical care, the NHS is ready to help you. COVID-19 does not change this.

People who might be having a heart attack, stroke or life-threatening emergency usually do much better the faster they get medical care. twitter.com/NHSEngland/sta…

Twitter Web App : This thread is as good a summary as you will get about the remarkable work in local authorities and the wider community by outstanding public health professionals and many others. I completely agree.

This local response and leadership will remain essential in the next phase. twitter.com/felly500/statu…

Twitter Web App : This call will enable our academic partners to provide additional evidence on the effect of ethnicity on the impact of Covid-19, including health and care professionals and other key workers. This is an important but complex question where research can help provide solutions. twitter.com/NIHRresearch/s…

Twitter Web App : So far, more than 5,000 people have been recruited to the RECOVERY trial, researching COVID-19 treatments.

Thank you to all those who have volunteered, it will make a major difference to the treatment of future patients. twitter.com/NIHRresearch/s…

Twitter Web App : NHS staff look after others: they must also look after themselves. Mental as well as physical health is important during this potentially stressful time. This helpline, staffed by trained volunteers is there for everyone who works for the NHS. twitter.com/NHSEngland/sta…

Twitter Web App : The faster people are recruited to clinical trials and other studies, the sooner we will get the evidence so patients can get the best possible treatment

Those who volunteer for studies will help others in the future

UK CMOs & NHSEnglandNMD have written to clinical colleagues

Twitter Web Client : New guidance on PPE has been published. This was
a collaborative effort across a range of professional groups, including the
Medical Royal Colleges and experts in the field. The guidance is in line with
WHO and expert advice. The UK CMOs fully support it. bit.ly/2wc9vGC

Twitter Web App : If you want to understand the science behind COVID-19 and the reasons for actions like social distancing then leading UK scientists have developed a reliable online resource to help

coronavirusexplained.ukri.org/en/

Twitter Web App : After experiencing symptoms compatible with COVID-19 last night, in line with the guidance, I will be self-isolating at home for the next seven days.

I will be continuing to advise the Government on the medical response to Coronavirus, supported by my deputies.