THE INDEPENDENT: Ministers using ‘following the science’ defence to justify decision-making during pandemic, says Prof Brian Cox

  • Brian Cox

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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.

Also covered in Sky News, the Mail, and the Press Association [republished via Yahoo News and This is Money, among others].

Period19 May 2020

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  • TitleMinisters using ‘following the science’ defence to justify decision-making during pandemic, says Prof Brian Cox
    Media name/outletIndependent
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/05/20
    DescriptionMinisters 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.

    *Also covered in Sky News, the Mail, and the Press Association [republished via Yahoo News and This is Money, among others].*
    URLhttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/coronavirus-brian-cox-minister-follow-science-comments-a9520041.html
    PersonsBrian Cox

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • coronavirus
  • science policy
  • UK politics