Professor Hugh Pennington mentioned “following the science” was meaningless for politicians as a result of researchers have already reached completely different conclusions about Covid-19.
He mentioned: “The politicians who’re making these measures on lockdown would not have a scientific background which could be very unlucky as a result of they can not interrogate the science.
“However in a approach they’re shielding themselves with science as a result of they can not get blamed if issues go mistaken.”
This was echoed by Professor Robert Dingwall, a Authorities adviser on managing the pandemic.
He mentioned: “The general public needs to be sceptical of any declare by ministers to have ‘adopted the science’.
“Science is flimsy, riddled with doubt, contradictions and uncertainty and all the time altering.”
The Authorities’s sudden swap to an entire lockdown – an obvious change from its authentic plan – is believed to have been based mostly on a mannequin predicting big numbers of deaths and created by a crew at Imperial Faculty London.
The Authorities recommendation is being offered by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage).
Members of the group haven’t been made public however there are requires extra transparency after it emerged that Dominic Cummings, the Prime Minister’s chief adviser, had sat in on Sage conferences.
Prof Pennington added: “I do not know the total membership of Sage and we do not know what the information is that they’re and nor do we all know something about their vested pursuits.
“It’s completely time to see their plan for exiting the…