Government must be transparent about science advice it receives

Posted by on October 12, 2021 2:14 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Analysis: inquiry into UK’s response to Covid crisis shows Sage guidance should be put in public domain as soon as possible

The parliamentary inquiry into the UK’s response to the Covid crisis raises the serious issue of transparency around scientific advice – and why this remains crucial even as the country moves beyond an emergency situation.

The 151-page Coronavirus: lessons learned to date report, led by two former Conservative ministers, has made it clear that advice from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) should be rapidly placed in the public domain.

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