Devi Sridhar+ Your Authors @devisridhar Professor & Chair of Global Public Health, @EdinburghUni Medical School. Director of @GlobalHealthGP. Health governance, financing, policy, systems & security. Jun. 02, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Fair analysis of SAGE minutes & key policy decisions in the UK.

Article includes rationale for why Cheltenham Festival & Liverpool football match went ahead --> 'SAGE reiterated this advice on March 5, “SAGE agreed there is no evidence to suggest that banning very large gatherings would reduce transmission."'

"[SAGE] minutes do refer to the 2011 Pandemic Flu Plan, implying it was SAGE’s initial base strategy. Under this plan, it is assumed a major outbreak is impossible to stop, and that the best strategy is mostly one of letting the flu/virus pass through the population...

...while protecting the vulnerable. This is rationalised by the assumption that any suppression only delays the inevitable rather than stamps it out."

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