Philip Schofield clashed with Professor Tim Spector on Tuesday morning after the epidemiologist suggested anyone ‘exhibiting cold-like symptoms should spend a few days at home’.
Philippe, 59, urged the public not to become ‘crazy about winter cough and cold’. Emphasizing his doubts, Philip also spoke with Dr. Sarah Kyat to Tim, saying: ‘It’s just a cold!’
Explaining the need for caution, Tim told the audience: ‘The reality is out there, most people who get COVID are showing cold-like symptoms. We should know about it.
Conflict: Philip Schofield, 59, clashed with Professor Tim Spector on Tuesday morning after epidemiologist suggested anyone ‘showing cold symptoms’ should stay home
The professor continued: ‘Until you feel better, while you feel unwell, you should stay at home as much as possible.’
However Philip was quick to point out that ‘we’ve been like this forever’ and also revealed that his daughter was ‘horrified’ to go outside after coughing, despite later testing for Covid was tested negative for.
He continued: ‘There’s the rub, Tim. We have lived like this forever.
‘We have given each other cough and cold. Covid came along and changed the ballpark a bit here.
Paranoia: Philip urges public not to go ‘crazy about winter coughs and colds’
Reality: Explaining the need for caution, Tim told the audience: ‘The reality is out, most people who get COVID are presenting with cold-like symptoms’
‘Frightened’: Although Philip was quick to point out that ‘we’ve been like this forever’ and also revealed that his daughter was ‘scared’ to go outside after coughing
‘So where we usually just had coughs and colds and went through the seasons with them, now you’re saying, ‘You have to be careful, don’t go to work, don’t go to school, because you can give someone a cough’ Huh.’
Professor Tim said that it can be ‘difficult’ to differentiate between the symptoms of a cold and Kovid.
Urging caution, he explained: ‘We have the highest hospitalization rate in Europe at the moment because we are too complacent about COVID.
‘We’ve gone from one extreme to another extreme adage of being over-anxious: ‘We don’t have to worry about anything, vaccines will take care of it’ and I think that’s the wrong attitude. We should be somewhere in the middle.
NS government website Anyone showing symptoms of corona virus is advised to stay at home and self-isolate.
Difficult to differentiate: Professor Tim says it can be ‘difficult’ to differentiate between cold and COVID symptoms