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Science and policy in extremis: what can we learn from the UK’s initial response to COVID-19?

Birch, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0001-7517-4759 (2020) Science and policy in extremis: what can we learn from the UK’s initial response to COVID-19? LSE COVID-19 Blog (16 Dec 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

SAGE uses a set of assumptions called the ‘reasonable worst-case scenario’ in its pandemic planning. Jonathan Birch (LSE) looks at the group’s minutes and documents from early 2020 and argues that over-reliance on these assumptions led to costly delays.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/covid19/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
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: 19 Jan 2021 14:09
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108281

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