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UK chief medical officer: We need direct data link between vaccines and slowing death rate

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LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The British government's chiefmedical adviser said on Monday he hoped to see a fall in therates of severe disease and mortality from COVID-19 thatfollowed the order in which people were vaccinated.

"What we will hope to see, in time, is we'll actually see inorder the rates going down of severe disease and mortality,exactly following the the order in which people werevaccinated," Chris Whitty told reporters.

"If you look at the data for example from Israel, youactually can see the effect, in the UK we can calculate aneffect but it's much better when we can actually see it, whenit's big enough to actually be able to see."(Reporting by Alistair Smout, Guy Faulconbridge and KateHolton)