Chris Whitty

Total 9 Posts

UK government’s tiered COVID-19 alert systems are all flawed, warns disaster expert.

5 min read
Other countries have developed and used alert level systems effectively in the management of COVID-19. So why is the UK struggling?

Johnson’s smirk of the union address.

6 min read
What happens when you elect someone like Boris Johnson Prime Minister? You get lies, deflection, a willingness to trash conventions and break the laws, broken promises and an undermined devolution settlement. You get a PM who blames everyone else for his own failures.

Open letter to the UK’s chief medical officers.

5 min read
A group of health experts have written to the UK CMOs and CSA, expressing concern about a second wave of COVID-19.

Coronavirus — Dangerous to suggest that we should bin the ‘rule of six’.

4 min read
The ‘rule of six’ is an attempt to halt the virus and to simplify instructions. Yet some in the media are calling for it to be abolished without valid arguments.

Coronavirus: Are cases in the UK rising?

5 min read
Answering this is not as straightforward as you might think. But a careful analysis of the data suggests the news is not great.

The government should be up front about the trade-offs behind its new social distancing measures.

5 min read
The government should be more honest about what it sees as an acceptable level of risk as it reduces social distancing from two metres to “one-metre plus”.

Coronavirus: Do governments ever truly listen to ‘the science’?

5 min read
More often than not, governments decide what ‘the best available evidence’ is. Policies are often based on knowledge that is cherry picked for political reasons.
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