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Covid vaccines will have only 'marginal impact' on winter hospital numbers, CMOs warn

The coronavirus vaccines will only have a "marginal impact" on hospital numbers in winter, the UK's four chief medical officers have warned.

In a letter written to colleagues, they said the health services are set to face a tough three months ahead.

The chief medical officer of England, Professor Chris Whitty; of Scotland, Dr Gregor Smith; of Wales, Dr Frank Atherton; and of Northern Ireland, Dr Michael McBride, all signed the letter.

After coronavirus restrictions were eased for five days over the Christmas period, the chief medical officers warned of the consequences gatherings could have on the number of new Covid-19 infections.

Three households will be allowed to meet from December 23 to December 27, the Government announced.

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