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Neil Ferguson (epidemiologist)

British epidemiologist and researcher

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Neil Ferguson (epidemiologist): British epidemiologist and researcher
Neil Morris Ferguson is a British epidemiologist and professor of mathematical biology, who specialises in the patterns of spread of infectious disease in humans and animals. He is the director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA), head of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the School of Public Health and Vice-Dean for Academic Development in the Faculty of Medicine, all at Imperial College, London.


Matt Hancock on resignation of scientific adviser [Video]

Matt Hancock on resignation of scientific adviser

Health Secretary Matt Hanock said that national lockdown rules were “for everyone,” after one of the Government’s key scientific advisers quit over visits from his girlfriend amid the coronavirus..

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Key scientist quits Sage after admitting ‘error of judgment’ on distancing [Video]

Key scientist quits Sage after admitting ‘error of judgment’ on distancing

A scientist whose research aided Boris Johnson’s decision to impose a lockdown has resigned from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) after admitting an “error of judgment”...

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Boris Johnson spends second night in the intensive care unit [Video]

Boris Johnson spends second night in the intensive care unit

Johnson has received oxygen but hasn't required invasive respiratory support.

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Coronavirus: Lockdown could be eased further if not for 'shocking' care home epidemic, suggests Neil Ferguson

'We would have a little bit more room, wiggle room as it were', says professor of epidemiology and ex-government adviser
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Coronavirus: Neil Ferguson to face no police action for 'undermining' lockdown

Scotland Yard says Prof Neil Ferguson's behaviour was "plainly disappointing" but rules out fining him.
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Coronavirus: Did Neil Ferguson break lockdown laws with visit from lover?

New coronavirus laws make it illegal to leave home 'without reasonable excuse'
Independent - Published

Neil Ferguson: Health Secretary says science adviser breaking lockdown rules to see lover is 'police matter'

'You can imagine what my views are,' says Matt Hancock after professor resigns from advisory post with government
Independent - Published

Neil Ferguson: Government coronavirus adviser quits after breaking lockdown rules

A key scientist advising the government on coronavirus has resigned after flouting social distancing restrictions, admitting he made an "error of judgement".
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: New modelling on lockdown exit strategy may be ready in 'days', says disease expert

Prof Neil Ferguson says government should look to South Korea for next steps in fight against Covid-19
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: 'Significant level' of social distancing should be maintained until vaccine developed, says government scientific adviser

Professor Ferguson says ministers need to 'accelerate' exit decision from lockdown
Independent - Published

UK to keep some social distancing until vaccine available: epidemiologist

Britain will probably have to maintain some level of social distancing until a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is available, Neil Ferguson, a professor who has helped shape the government's response..
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UK lockdown will be relaxed for certain age groups and areas first, scientist advising government says

Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London says 'measures will be targeted probably by age, by geography'
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UK coronavirus deaths could reach 7,000 to 20,000: Ferguson

UK deaths from the coronavirus could rise to between about 7,000 and 20,000 under measures taken to slow the spread of the virus, Neil Ferguson, a professor at Imperial College in London who has helped..
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UK epidemic is slowing; antibody test could soon be ready - advisers

The coronavirus epidemic in the United Kingdom is showing signs of slowing and antibody tests could be ready in days, Neil Ferguson, a professor of mathematical biology at Imperial College London, said..
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Coronavirus: NHS will cope with surge in patient numbers, says top health expert

'Whilst health system will be in intensely stressed … it won't break,' says Professor Neil Ferguson
Independent - Published