GMB: Piers Morgan clashes with Tom Watson on joggers
Professor Greenhalgh joined Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain to blast runners who do not keep a safe distance from others when exercising outside. She insisted the behaviour of some joggers was a “danger” to others when going for a run due to the way Covid transmits. In a fiery rant, Professor Greenhalgh spoke of her discomfort at being able to feel the heavy breathing of runners as they approached.
The health expert told the GMB panel: “The puffing and panting jogger, you can feel their breath come.
“You can sometimes actually feel yourself inhale it.
“So there is no doubt there is in fact a danger there.”
She also stressed the importance of wet masks should be washed straight away to kill off germs.
Professor Trish Greenhalgh told GMB it was important for runners to be “socially responsible” (Image: GMB)
Good Morning Britain guest rants at joggers that run on the high street without wearing a mask (Image: GMB)
Professor Greenhalgh said: “For goodness sake I have been for a run this morning,
“Not only did I put my t-shirt in the wash but I put my mash in the wash as well.
“So the fact that they get contaminated is not a reason for not wearing them.
“It not that you’re going to do anything with that mask apart from wash it.”
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Earlier on the programme GMB host Piers Morgan had clashed with former Labour MP Tom Watson over joggers that run on the high street without wearing a mask.
The party’s former Deputy Leader told the show that he doesn’t think he could run whilst wearing a mask.
But he said he has changed his run route and thinks runners should try and keep their distance.
Mr Morgan blasted joggers on high streets as the “ultimate show-off nonsense.”
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Professor Sridhar replied that spread depends on how close they are and how heavily there are breathing.
She says we need some “consideration for each other.”
The debate comes following news on Sunday that six cases of the Brazil Covid variant, which was first detected in the Brazilian city of Manaus, had entered the UK.