The 12 best reactions to the Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance coronavirus briefing

In a break from convention, the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government, Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance, have delivered a briefing on the coronavirus – without a politician present and with no opportunity for questions.

Their message was stark and implored the country to act as one to protect as many people as possible from the virus.

People weren’t happy that the press couldn’t ask for any clarifications and that neither the Prime Minister nor the Health Secretary were taking part.

These other comments reflected the reaction – on Twitter, at least – rather well.

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