HomeEntertainmentCelebritiesPhillip Schofield clashes with This Morning guest over isolation rules for cold...

Phillip Schofield clashes with This Morning guest over isolation rules for cold symptoms

Phillip Schofield clashed with top scientist Tuesday morning in a heated debate about isolation requirements for common cold symptoms as Covid fears continue.

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby hosted This Morning. They discussed the Covid restrictions and welcomed Dr Sara Kayat and Professor Tim Spector, an epidemiologist to the show.

Professor Tim explained that while the main symptoms of Covid-19 outlined by the government are still having a high temperature, a new continuous cough or loss or change of smell and taste, the coronavirus variants might have changed the symptoms to make them more ‘cold-like’.



Phillip Schofield clashes with This Morning guest over isolation rules for cold symptoms
Phillip challenged the scientist during a debate about people quarantining over cold symptoms: “We’ve lived like this forever”

Phillip responded, stating: ‘There’s the rub, Tim. Suddenly, you don’t want people going in and giving other people coughs and colds.

“We’ve lived like this forever. We’ve given each other coughs and colds.

“Covid came along and changed the ballpark a wee bit here. We can’t end up being paranoid about winter coughs and colds.”

Professor Tim emphasised that “we have to be sensible” if people do show cold-like symptoms, while Phillip pointing out that there have been two or three people around him who have had colds and have tested negative for Covid-19.



Phillip Schofield clashes with scientist as he insists ‘we can’t get paranoid’
Phillip Schofield clashes with scientist as he insists ‘we can’t get paranoid’

“Is this where we are now? So the usual cold that you get in the winter now could be, you can’t send your kids to school, lock yourselves back up again… it’s just a cold!” blasted Phillip, clearly frustrated with the ongoing restrictions.

Phillip described how his daughter recently had a persistent cough and despite testing negative for coronavirus with a PCR test, she felt “paranoid” and “terrified” to go anywhere because she was coughing’.



Epidemiologist Professor Tim Spector joined Phil and Holly to debate a segment titled Cold v Covid
Epidemiologist Professor Tim Spector joined Phil and Holly to debate a segment titled Cold v Covid

Phillip continued unloading his frustrations: “And that’s where we’ve ended up now, so where we would normally have just had coughs and colds and gone through the season with them now you’re saying, ‘You’ve got to be careful, don’t go to work, don’t go to school, ‘cause you might give someone a cough.’”

However, Professor Tim quipped back: “We’ve gone from one extreme of being over-worried to the other extreme saying, ‘We don’t have to worry about anything, vaccines will take care of it’, and I think it’s the wrong attitude.

“We have to have somewhere in the middle.”

This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10am

Phillip Schofield clashes with This Morning guest over isolation rules for cold symptoms
Anurag Reddy
I'm a 29-year-old travel enthusiast, travel and nature photographer, Computer Science graduate, and Mass Communication student. I have seen different shades of life through traveling and lived different lives through reading. With every word I write, I travel within, and I understand myself better. Writing helps me discover myself, and that paved roads for me to choose writing as a profession.
RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular