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. [Read now...]
In my time as a chief scientific adviser in government, I experienced many SAGEs and chaired a few of them. Here, I explain what happens behind those doors and why they need to remain closed – at least initially. [Read now...]
Coronavirus: Trust in political figures is at a low just as they need citizens to act on their advice.
Leaders all over the world have tested their citizens to the limit in recent years. Now they need them to follow strict orders to stop the spread of infection. [Read now...]