National Governance

♦ POLICYMAKING PLAYBOOK: Prevent Pandemics – to help decision-makers manage and adapt COVID-19 responses as they move through different phases of the response – https://preventepidemics.org/coronavirus/playbook/

Stephen GreyAndrew MacAskill, Reuters – Special Report: Johnson listened to his scientists about coronavirus – but they were slow to sound the alarm – 8 April 2020

♦ Wickham, A. 2020. 10 Days That Changed Britain: “Heated” Debate Between Scientists Forced Boris Johnson To Act On Coronavirus, BuzzFeed, 21 March.

♦ Nature, 2020. Coronavirus: three things all governments and their science advisers must do now, 17 March.

♦ UK: Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE): scientific evidence supporting the UK government response https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-scientific-evidence-supporting-the-uk-government-response

How some cities ‘flattened the curve’ during the 1918 flu pandemic – 27 March 2020