12 May 2020 – Independent scientific advisory group for emergencies (SAGE) launches first report

Type of Intervention: Guidance
Sectors Involved: Education, Health, Private Sector and Businesses, Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: Non-governmental organisation
Lead People/Agency:
Independent SAGE

Overview: Independent SAGE group, convened by Sir David King, former GCSA, launches its first major report.
Full details here: https://www.independentsage.org/read-the-key-recommendations/

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Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic
Evidence/Justification: “Here the Independent SAGE publishes its recommendations for government based on an open and transparent examination of the scientific evidence. The PDF of the full report can be read here.
On 4 May 2020, a 13-strong committee convened by former UK government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir David King discussed some aspects of the science behind the UK strategy in a two and a half hour meeting. Leading experts in public health, epidemiology, primary care, virology, mathematical modelling, and social and health policy, raised ideas and issues for consideration…”