Coronavirus warning: swift return to normality is “wholly unrealistic” -  BBC News

Coronavirus warning: swift return to normality is “wholly unrealistic” – BBC News

Any return to normality in the short term is a “wholly unrealistic expectation”. That’s the warning from the UK government’s chief medical adviser.

Professor Chris Whitty said the policy of social distancing will be needed until at least the end of the year. He said the chance of a vaccine or other effective treatments for coronavirus being ready before then was “incredibly small”.

Meanwhile there’s growing concern about the impact of the virus on care homes. Officials fear that 2,000 residents could have died died in England alone. In Scotland a third of people who have died after contracting the virus were in care homes.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reports from Science Editor David Shukman, Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg and Social Affairs Correspondent Alison Holt.


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