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The balance between political judgements and scientific knowledge is a delicate one to negotiate.
The notion of SAGE being independent appears nowhere in its 64 pages of guidelines. But the case for more transparency is obvious.
On why Number 10’s science must be thoroughly scrutinised, questioned, checked, and tested before it becomes official, and why without an open and transparent debate, the government is demanding blind faith from an entire nation.
The pioneering African-American “computer” has died aged 101. It is stories like Katherine Johnson’s that need to be told.
Instead of Tudors and Churchill, history students need to learn how civilisation has arrived at the point of no return.
We should set policy in science by listening to the science community, not Dominic Cummings and a little clique of scientists around him resentful of others.