Jonathan Van-Tam

British influenza researcher

Sir Jonathan Stafford Nguyen-Van-Tam MBE FRCPath FRSB FMedSci (born 2 February 1964), also known by his nickname JVT is a British healthcare professional and academic specializing in epidemiology, transmission, vaccinology, and antiviral drugs. During the Covid-19 pandemic he was a Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England and one a the team briefing the public on the pandemic on behalf of the British Government. He became known through these briefings and particularly for his use of metaphors in the explanations.

Professor Van-Tam in 2017

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  • So this is like… getting to the end of the play-off final, it's gone to penalties, the first player goes up and scores a goal ... You haven't won the cup yet, but what it does is, it tells you that the goalkeeper can be beaten.

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