Did the CMO say the opposite to what she intended ?
Of no fundamental consequence, but I can recall hearing the CMO's phrase, and it was as is stated in the article:
'the chief medical officer for England informed a select committee, “Do as I do when I reach for my glass of wine—think, ‘Do I want the glass of wine or do I want to raise my own risk of breast cancer?"'
Surely, the CMO should have said 'Do I want the glass of wine or do I want to reduce my own risk of breast cancer?', as I thought at the time I heard her talking.
This is a little surprising, because the CMO usually 'speaks very precisely' judging by what I had previously heard from her, It probably 'says something about my own mind' because I notice such things, and it appears most people do not ! Except - possibly true for the CMO as well - when it comes to proof-reading my own stuff !
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