Jonathan Van Tam is one of the NHS bosses who have urged members of the public to download the new contact-tracing app in other to help ease lockdown measures and as well curb the spread of covid-19.
The contact-tracing app developed by NHSX,is belived to be the central effort effective enough to help in slowing down the spread of covid-19 virus as it official launch took effect on the Isle of Wight within the week.
According to sources the app will use Bluetooth to anonymously monitor and log when app users come into contact with each other.
Brief Biography Of Jonathan Van Tam
Jonathan Van Tam is a British specialist in Influenza both in Epidemiology, transmission, vaccinology, antiviral drugs specialist.
On October 2017 he was appointed the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England.
He was born in 1964 and attended Boston Grammer School, his father, Paul Nguyen Van-Tam was a Mathematics teacher there.
Jonathan graduated with a degree in Medicine from University of Nottingham in 1987,
Ever since he graduated from school, Jonathan has worked for five years as a hospital-based clinical medicine, he went further to pursue an academic training in public health and epidemiology and developed an interest in influenza and respiratory viruses, mentored for many years by Prof. Karl Nicholson. He became a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nottingham (and Consultant Regional Epidemiologist, Public Health Laboratory Service) in 1997, before joining the pharmaceutical industry as an Associate Director at SmithKline Beecham in 2000.
In April 2001 he moved to Roche as Head of Medical Affairs, before joining Aventis Pasteur MSD in February 2002 as UK Medical Director.