The rupture in the consensus for tackling coronavirus began a month ago as Boris Johnson continued to ignore alarm calls
Warren PearceDeep dive into the increased distancing between Covid science/politics in UK:
📢 using more direct language in briefings
⁉️ decisions being made by "Covid operations committee"
🤝 political 'fudge' (aka compromise) not credible in this context?
The 2020 coronavirus pandemic is puzzling from a visual point of view. There are millions of photographs published about the crisis every day, yet we can see the key actor, the virus, only in artistic representations. Most of us also have very...
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Warren Pearce...so any desire for controlling the public narrative of the scientific community is doomed to failure. Far better to deal with GBD's *very obvious holes* (notably, the total omission of improved contact tracing as a strategy) on their own terms... ft.com/content/0143a8… 7/
Warren PearceThe Lancet article is likely a response to the (uncited) Great Barrington Declaration. There is much frustration that GBD drives a media narrative of "scientists divided". Well as the old joke goes: "for every two scientists there are three opinions"... 6/
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Warren PearceWe’ve moved a long way from the science a long way from politics standing shoulder to shoulder.
Perhaps “following the science” was just another expression of the centralisation of UK government