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Scientists can advise, but only the government is responsible for policy

Wharton, George, Thompson, Lucy and Forman, Rebecca (2020) Scientists can advise, but only the government is responsible for policy. LSE Covid 19 Blog (03 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Scientists can provide expert advice, but only the government can decide what policies to implement. George A Wharton, Lucy Thompson and Rebecca Forman (LSE) warn that holding ‘the science’ responsible for these difficult decisions, without seeking a variety of opinions and sharing the evidence of how they were made, will make scientists reluctant to share their expertise for fear of being scapegoated.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/covid19/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Health Policy
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2020 10:45
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2020 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105122

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