Britain’s Covid heroes are recognised in the New Year Honours today, with top gongs for Government scientific advisers Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance – and an MBE for Kate Garraway.
The scientists were among hundreds who were awarded for ‘Covid-related service’, which accounted for nearly a fifth of all those recognised.
Meanwhile TV presenter Miss Garraway, 54, received her honour for services to broadcasting after documenting husband Derek Draper’s battle with the illness.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said: ‘It has been a privilege to work with such dedicated professionals who have worked relentlessly throughout the pandemic providing expert advice so we can keep people safe.
‘This year the Honours List rightly recognises those whose efforts have helped us deliver world-leading testing and vaccination programmes, and I am deeply grateful for their hard work.’
Chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick, 61, will get an upgrade to become a knight commander of the Order of the Bath.
Read more: Rewarding the yes-people who’ve destroyed and ended so many lives: ‘Covid’ hoax advisers Whitty and Van-Tam knighted and rewards for Vallance and public health chief Harries for ‘Covid-related services’ (Following the Cult script). Add the knighthood for Blair and how many people have died as a result of this despicable crowd rewarded by the Cult-owned Queen?