Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer for England, during a Covid-19 press conference in December 2020. His annual report, released on Thursday, focuses on air pollution. Photo: via Reuters
Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer for England, during a Covid-19 press conference in December 2020. His annual report, released on Thursday, focuses on air pollution. Photo: via Reuters
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UK medical boss Chris Whitty takes on air pollution, urges Brits to challenge idling motorists

  • Professor Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, played a key role handling pandemic; his annual report this year says people should scold some drivers
  • He targeted those who leave engines running while parked, while those who do that near schools are ‘incredibly antisocial’; dirty air kills up to 38,000 a year, he says

Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer for England, during a Covid-19 press conference in December 2020. His annual report, released on Thursday, focuses on air pollution. Photo: via Reuters
Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer for England, during a Covid-19 press conference in December 2020. His annual report, released on Thursday, focuses on air pollution. Photo: via Reuters
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