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Evidence informing the UK’s COVID-19 public health response must be transparent

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Alwan, Nisreen A, Bhopal, Raj, Burgess, Rochelle, Colburn, Tim, Cuevas, Luis ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6581-0587, Davey Smith, George, Eggar, Matthias, Eldridge, Sandra, Gallo, Valentina, Gilthorpe, Mark S, Greenhaulgh, Trish, Griffiths, Christopher, Hunter, Paul R, Jaffar, Shabbar ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9615-1588, Jepson, Ruth, Low, Nicola, Martineau, Adrian, McCoy, David and Wilson, Anne ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7387-353X (2020) 'Evidence informing the UK’s COVID-19 public health response must be transparent'. Lancet, Vol 395, Issue 10229, pp. 1036-1037.

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Abstract

The UK Government asserts that its response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is based on evidence and expert modelling. However, different scientists can reach different conclusions based on the same evidence, and small differences in assumptions can lead to large differences in model predictions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QW Microbiology and Immunology > Viruses > QW 160 Viruses (General). Virology
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > General Virus Diseases > WC 500 Virus diseases (General or not elsewhere classified)
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Viral Respiratory Tract Infections. Respirovirus Infections > WC 505 Viral respiratory tract infections
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30667-X
Depositing User: Christine Bradbury
Date Deposited: 01 May 2020 16:34
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2020 01:02
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/14363

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