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How to respond to Omicron: lessons from Alpha

Birch, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0001-7517-4759 (2021) How to respond to Omicron: lessons from Alpha. LSE COVID-19 Blog (26 Nov 2021). Blog Entry.

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When advisors warned of ‘significant concerns’ about the Alpha variant, the UK government acted quickly. But suspicions about Alpha’s greater transmissibility were first noted a week earlier. Jonathan Birch (LSE) suggests that when the stakes are so high, even low confidence in a particular outcome can be enough to justify policy interventions.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author(s)
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: 11 Jan 2022 11:39
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:28

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