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Chris Whitty takes sly dig at UK coronavirus strategy – there's a 'lesson from Germany'

Chris Whitty takes sly dig at UK coronavirus strategy - there's a 'lesson from Germany' 1

Dr Chris Whitty received a grilling from ITV’s Robert Peston regarding Germany’s strong performance in tackling the coronavirus compared to the UK Government’s response. The Chief Medical Officer pointed to Germany’s superior testing capacity as the reason why the nation has outperformed Britain in dealing with COVID-19. 

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Chris Whitty said: “We all know Germany got ahead in terms of its ability to do testing for the virus and there’s a lot to learn from that.

“We have been trying to learn the lessons from that.”

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ITV’s Robert Peston tweeted in response: “I was very struck that @CMO_England said that the lesson from Germany, which has a lower death rate than the UK, is it tests many more people with #Covid19 symptoms than we do.”

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