Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at Oxford University, said Britain was “over the worst” and “should be fine” once winter has passed.
He said: “If you look at the trajectory we are on, we’re a lot better off than we were six months ago.
“The pressure on the NHS is largely abated. If you look at the deaths from Covid, they tend to be very elderly people, and it’s not entirely clear it was Covid that caused all those deaths.
“So I think we’re over the worst of it now.”
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