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Flat White

Covid: governments have ditched data for glamorous models

13 July 2021

4:00 AM

13 July 2021

4:00 AM

On Saturday, The Guardian reported that ‘The final decision about 19 July [Britain’s “Freedom Day”] will be taken on Monday morning, based on modelling from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) about Covid cases and pressures on the NHS’. I spluttered into my morning coffee on reading that. It’s beyond belief that given their abysmal track record, SAGE wasn’t unceremoniously disbanded at the end of 2020 and whoever is responsible for assembling that incompetent group fired as well.

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