Why won't the broadcast media accept that Covid cases are going down? Twenty months into this pandemic every serious broadcaster should know how to obtain timely data Covid-19: School Covid tests and Ed Sheeran's 'gnarly' symptomsFive things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday evening. UK official warns of hard months ahead amid high COVID ratesEngland’s deputy chief medical officer says too many people believe the pandemic is over, and has warned that the U_K_’s very high coronavirus rates and rising deaths mean there are “hard months to come in the winter.” Christmas may be ‘problematic’ as Covid pandemic not over, warns Jonathan Van-TamUK at ‘half-time in extra time’ in tackling virus, says England’s deputy chief medical officer Covid: Hard months to come in pandemic for UK, says Van-TamToo many people believe the pandemic is over, England's deputy chief medical officer warns. Covid: Hard months to come in pandemic for UK, says Van-TamToo many people believe the pandemic is over, England's deputy chief medical officer warns. Covid-19: Sage scientist Sir Jeremy Farrar steps down from roleHe says levels of Covid transmission in the UK are "concerning" as he leaves the advisory group. ‘Hard months to come’ for Britain this winter as Covid-19 deaths riseBritain reported 293 Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, the highest daily death toll since February – a sign that infections are ‘now starting to penetrate into older age groups’, England’s deputy chief medical officer said.