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7167308035_087fd3b3b4_b.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xUp to 80% of Scotland’s people could catch virus in worst-case scenario, medical chief says

The Scottish government has forecast that up to 250,000 people could be admitted to hospital if the coronavirus outbreak mushrooms into a full-scale epidemic.

Caroline Calderwood, the chief medical officer, said under the worst-case scenario up to 80% of Scotland’s population could catch the virus over a number of months, with 20% of those likely to become ill.

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The Guardian

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