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‘Trust the science’ is the mantra of the Covid crisis – but what about human fallibility?

Science is the only method we have of understanding the world, making predictions, and rationally adapting our own behaviour

Anyone else nostalgic for a time when we didn’t know the names of the nation’s chief health officers? Or when it would have been slightly ludicrous to declare, as a friend of mine did the other day, that they had a “favourite epidemiologist” among the bevy who are regularly on television?

Marylouise McLaws was my friend’s favourite. Catherine Bennett, on the other hand, was regarded as too willing to take risks.

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