UK could have Europe’s worst coronavirus death rate, says adviser

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Daily death toll shows situation is comparable to other badly hit countries, says Jeremy Farrar

The UK could end up with the worst coronavirus death rate in Europe, one of the government’s leading scientific advisers has said.

Prof Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust and a pandemics expert on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), said the figures of almost 1,000 daily deaths showed the UK was in a similar situation to other European countries that have been badly affected.

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