Independent SAGE

Total 4 Posts

Independent SAGE draws up measures to avoid another national lockdown.

3 min read
As the UK is now facing the possibility of a second national lockdown, an independent group of scientists headed by Sir David King, former Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK government, publishes an emergency ten point plan to avoid a second lockdown.

Eliminating coronavirus will be expensive and difficult – But here’s why it’s preferable to suppression.

6 min read
The UK seems to be following a suppression strategy, having eased control measures in recent weeks. However, suppression tactics aren’t appropriate for dangerous diseases – and in the long term prove just as expensive.

School reopening — No, Government doesn’t really care about poor children’s education.

22 min read
Totally buried under the Dominic Cummings story is Boris Johnson’s decision to reopen schools on 1 June despite advice now by both SAGE and Independent SAGE that it would be a mistake to do so.

Coronavirus: Is the R number still useful?

4 min read
R is still useful for public health. Independent SAGE argues that R can be misleading and the government shouldn’t rely so heavily on this one metric for determining policy.
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