Government should prepare for coronavirus pandemic 'for years to come', says professor of virology

King has called for greater transparency on the scientific advisory body for emergencies (Sage) - headed up by Sir Patrick Vallance - who have been advising the government on how best to handle the crisis. King and his colleagues on the Sage shadowing board will focus on seven key points, including how testing and tracing can work, and the the future of social distancing. I’m just a little worried the ministers are setting the scientists up to be the fall guys.” Former World Health Organisation director Anthony Costello was also at the meeting and said he felt Britain had not handled the crisis as well as many other countries.