Science doesn’t speak with one voice... nor should it!
...science doesn’t speak with one voice. Instead government advisers have had to deliver evidence-based messages based on complex, incommensurate and sometimes competing data sets and models. Understanding these complexities is important not just to handling the pandemic. It also matters for how we organise research and its interaction with policy in the future. One challenge is to understand how knowledge is often fluid rather than fixed. As new data arrive and competing models seek to describe and predict a fast-changing reality it’s become increasingly clear that the science of Covid-19 is in motion.
— Read on www.researchprofessionalnews.com/rr-news-uk-views-of-the-uk-2020-3-coronavirus-response-shows-science-in-motion/
So incredibly well phrased. Not surprisingly at all, from the pen of Geoff Mulgan, my former-Nesta hero.