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UK passes 100,000 deaths from Covid-19: Warwick Medical School expert comments

Professor Lawrence Young of Warwick Medical School comments as the number of Covid-19 deaths within 28 days of a positive test passes 100,000.

Professor Young said: "A very sad day milestone as we pass 100,000 COVID deaths in the UK. At this time we can’t help but look back at where we’ve been and forward to where we are hopefully going. We’ve learnt a lot about the need to act ‘fast and hard’ to limit the spread of virus infection and about the importance of strict control measures. We’ve also seen the tremendous pace of modern science and the value of international collaboration resulting in the most amazing developments in diagnostics, treatments and vaccines. Faced now with the rise of new virus variants we must all remain vigilant, do everything to ensure that ‘test, trace and isolate’ is working effectively and continue on the trajectory to get all adults vaccinated by the autumn."

27 January 2021


Peter Thorley
Media Relations Manager (Warwick Medical School and Department of Physics)


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