Who is Professor Chris Whitty and is he married? – The Sun

PROFESSOR Chris Whitty became a household name throughout lockdown.

The Chief Medical Officer for England and the UK government has stood alongside Boris Johnson as the country battles against Covid-19.

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Who is Professor Chris Whitty?

Professor Whitty is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England, the UK's government Chief Medical Adviser and head of the public health profession.

He is also Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), meaning he is responsible for the department's research and development.

Professor Whitty is also a practising NHS consultant physician at University Hospitals (UCLH) and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

His career in Whitehall has spanned 11 years.

Outside of politics, Professor Whitty is also an epidemiologist and has valuable experience tackling a virus, like coronavirus, having played a crucial role in advising the UK on the Ebola epidemic in 2014.

Is Chris Whitty married?

The 55-year-old is a relatively private person who never discusses his personal life or interests, according to Whitehall sources.

He is unmarried and doesn't have any children, but is known to play tennis and enjoy a drink.

The Chris Whitty Appreciation Society

Following online trolling in March 2020, after Chris Whitty appeared in TV adverts giving coronavirus advice, Sean and Nicholas Ryan decided to take a stand and set up a page dedicated to the CMO.

Sean appeared on This Morning on Thursday, April 30 to talk about why he set up The Chris Whitty Appreciation Society.

He noticed the "shy and reserved" politician was receiving "a hard time" online, and wanted to create a place where people could show their appreciation for his work in the UK's fight against Covid-19.

Sean said: "We just set it up to see what happened, we were both big fans and people seemed to like it.

"They were wishing Chris Whitty a happy birthday, sharing their artwork, and photos, just declaring their love."

Professor Whitty was harassed by annoying yobs on the street during the pandemic.

Idiotic men filmed themselves putting Professor Whitty in a headlock and pushing him in to a London street, while in February, the Covid expert was confronted by a teen who yelled at him.

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