CHRIS Whitty has told the TikTok idiot who taunted him in the street in in a video to “be more like Captain Tom Moore”.
The Chief Medical Officer for England and the UK government said he hoped the boy would become a “model citizen” during tonight’s press conference.
Prof Whitty was walking through a London street when the lout confronted him[/caption]
The youth films himself confronting Whitty [/caption]
Yesterday a schoolboy, whose face we have not shown, filmed himself goading Mr Whitty in a London street, forcing Prof Whitty to pull on his mask.
The TikToker calls him a “liar” as he harangues Prof Whitty at Westminster’s Strutton Ground market.
At one point the lout shamelessly faces the camera before spewing out another tirade of disgusting taunts.
The mouthy moron accuses the professor of “lying about the Covid-19 cases, man, stop lying to the TV, man”.
Prof Whitty kept his cool throughout the sickening harassment, which was filmed and uploaded to TikTok.
Tonight, Prof Whitty said: “In terms of being harangued, the odd young lad showing off occasionally happens.
“I didn’t think anything of it frankly. I was very surprised it was picked up by the media at all. I didn’t think it was anything of any importance.
“I’m sure he’ll become a model citizen in due course and hopefully become more like Captain Tom who is the kind of person who much more exemplifies the spirit of the UK.
“He was himself clearly absolutely remarkable. But what he was also doing was showing how it is that everybody has responsibility. “
I’m sure he’ll become a model citizen in due course and hopefully become more like Captain Tom who is the kind of person who much more exemplifies the spirit of the UK.
Prof Chris Whitty
MPs and others have rounded on the youth as they defended Prof Whitty who has become a household name during the pandemic.
The top doc has flanked Boris Johnson and Cabinet ministers at the 5pm briefings to explain the dangers of Covid.
Prof Whitty, a world-renowed epidemiologist, has advised the nation based on scientific advice and been praised for his straight talking.
The schoolboy’s mum has said she is “horrified” at the video and has told him to make another video apologising to him.
The 47-year-old mother-of-two told the MailOnline: “I was horrified when I saw how rude my son was to Mr Whitty.
“That is not how I have brought him up and not the behaviour that I expect from him.”
The war veteran, 100, who raised £32million for the NHS, died yesterday following a battle with Covid and pneumonia.
Brits were urged to take to their doorsteps to celebrate Captain Tom’s legacy and the tens of millions he raised.
The clap every Thursday became a tradition during the first lockdown as Brits took to their windows, doorsteps and balconies to thank those working on the Covid frontline.
UK Covid deaths today rose by 1,322 in what is a 23 per cent drop on last Wednesday’s jump.
Another 19,202 cases were recorded, meaning 3,871,825 Brits have now tested positive for the bug since the start of the pandemic.
The latest figures mean a total of 109,335 people have now died from the bug in Britain overall.
It comes as another 374,756 Brits received their first dose of the Covid vaccine yesterday, bringing the total number of Brits jabbed to well over ten million.
And a single dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine has been found to slash Covid transmissions, raising hopes lockdown restrictions could be eased by Easter.
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Scientists at Oxford University have revealed Britain’s jabs rollout could have already begun to stop the virus spreading.
They found there was a 67 per cent drop in positive swabs among those already vaccinated.
It means those given the jab are not only less likely to get severe disease or die, but also have some protection against catching the virus and passing it on to others.
England’s Chief Medical Officer remained dignified throughout the verbal assault[/caption] Link