‘Tonight, we’re going viral’: the Jonathan Van-Tam quotes that won’t be forgotten – video

Posted: January 17th 2022


As he comes from Boston in my home county I love Jonathan Van-Tam. I’m sure even though he’s going back to academe its not the last we’ll hear of him. These video clips are great.

Sir Jonathan Van-Tam is stepping down as deputy chief medical officer for England at the end of March for a new role at the University of Nottingham. Described by the health secretary as a 'national treasure', Van-Tan takes with him a knack for analogies that have helped convey the twists and turns of the Covid crisis.

Here are some of his most memorable moments in his role on and off the government podium.