The UK is 'really in trouble' - professor issues warning as daily coronavirus cases rocket

IT IS tempting to believe the coronavirus pandemic is ebbing thanks to the wide uptake of Covid vaccines. However, new daily cases are soaring ahead of winter. In light of the latest data, professor Tim Spector, lead scientist on the ZOE COVID Study app, has issued a dire warning.
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