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Don’t blame scientists, Mr Sunak, when governments rarely act on our advice | Ian Boyd

Britain was ill-prepared for a pandemic because politicians didn’t want to make the risks public

Blame-shifting is the oldest political trick in the book.

Recent comments from Rishi Sunak and others about the role of scientists in the management of the pandemic – blaming us for encouraging lockdowns and thereby exacerbating the disaster – are an example of rewriting history. They also overlook the important role that the political classes and their acolytes have had in the crisis. I want to put the record straight.

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