One of the country’s top scientists has called on the government to be more open about how its coronavirus decisions are made, or risk losing public trust. Sir Paul Nurse, the Nobel laureate and director of the Francis Crick Institute in London, said important decisions throughout the pandemic had been made in what appeared to be a “black box” of scientists, civil servants and politicians: “Decisions are too often shrouded in secrecy. They need challenge and we need processes to ensure that happens. If they are going to keep the trust of the nation, they need to make those discussions more public.” Other senior researchers have also raised concerns about how the lack of transparency has allowed ministers to claim their policies are driven by scientific evidence. Meanwhile, Greater Manchester has declared a major incident after a rise in infection rates across “multiple localities”. Major incidents are often declared as a result of a terror … [Read more...] about Monday briefing: ‘Shroud of secrecy’ fuelled bad Covid-19 decisions
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