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Science superstars Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty face tough times as second Covid-19 wave breaks

Ten months ago, Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty were largely unknown beyond academic and government circles. But that was about to change dramatically.

Over the course of a few weeks the chief scientific adviser and chief medical officer were thrust into national stardom via daily televised appearances alongside the prime minister.

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