Title Ministers using ‘following the science’ defence to justify decision-making during pandemic, says Prof Brian Cox Media name/outlet Independent Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 19/05/20 Description Ministers have been using the mantra of “following the science” as a "simple defence" to justify decision-making during the Covid-19 pandemic, Professor Brian Cox has said.
Mr Cox, one of the world’s most respected scientists, said that use of the defence had been masking “a whole area of debate” going on between advisers and politicians behind closed doors.
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URL https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/coronavirus-brian-cox-minister-follow-science-comments-a9520041.html Persons Brian Cox
- science policy
- UK politics