Jonathan Van-Tam

Chris Whitty and other chiefs give green light
Avoiding these three 3 Cs reduces your Covid risk as England unlocks, says Jonathan Van-Tam.
PM seemed as remote from clear pandemic policy as he was from the No.10 briefing room
Variegated map of UK suggests behaviour change needed from politicians not just the public.
One in five council areas has seen an increase in infections in the last week as deputy chief medical officer says some are "burning hot".
Throughout the coronavirus press briefings, ministers and scientists have used a range of metaphors to try to explain the pandemic response. Here are the more memorable ones.
Will we be seeing the deputy chief medical officer strutting his stuff on that famous dance floor?
Quiet minority of MPs wonder if the hotel plan will actually work
Deputy chief medical officer cautions those making plans with other households over "making guesses about the unknown".
Health secretary Matt Hancock gives a coronavirus press briefing as the UK reports 12.2 million people have been vaccinated, with another 333 deaths in the past 24 hours. Earlier, South Africa temporarily halted the rollout of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine after one report suggests its effectiveness against the South African variant was greatly diminished.