Professor Chris Whitty, an epidemiologist and head of the public health profession, has been harassed by a man accusing him of ‘lying about covid cases’ whilst getting lunch today.
Professor Whitty is Chief Medical Officer for England, the UK government’s Chief Medical Adviser and head of the public health profession.
“Chris is a practising NHS Consultant Physician at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, and Gresham Professor of Physic at Gresham College.
Chris is an epidemiologist and has undertaken research and worked as a doctor in the UK, Africa and Asia. He was Professor of Public and International Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) before becoming CMO.”
There are, in my mind, very worrying security implications here. It would appear the man was able to approach the UK government’s Chief Medical Adviser, something more extreme fringes could easily take advantage of.
Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England, the UK government’s Chief Medical Adviser and head of the public health profession, is accused of lying about COVID19 case numbers by… a man apparently qualified to hold a phone. 2021, eh? pic.twitter.com/Xh4akClnN9
— George Allison (@geoallison) February 2, 2021
Witty has given public lectures outlining his views on tackling current challenges in medicine and public health include over 20 Gresham lectures including on infectious diseases, public health, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and the 2017 Harveian Oration and the Milroy Lecture at the Royal College of Physicians.