research product . Other ORP type . 2020

Science and policy in extremis: what can we learn from the UK’s initial response to COVID-19?

Birch, Jonathan;
English
  • Published: 16 Dec 2020
  • Publisher: London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
SAGE uses a set of assumptions called the ‘reasonable worst-case scenario’ in its pandemic planning. Jonathan Birch (LSE) looks at the group’s minutes and documents from early 2020 and argues that over-reliance on these assumptions led to costly delays.
Subjects
free text keywords: RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine, HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
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COVID-19
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