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Evidence & Policy insights during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Evidence & Policy insights during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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COVID-19 pandemic is shining a light on the roles that evidence and expertise can play in policy ... Epidemiological data ... reviews of evidence ... assessments of social ... impacts, and more... all competing for policy attention ... can lead to competing narratives... a sense of confusion...

policy is necessarily political and evidence does not tell policymakers what to do...

Communicating uncertainty is difficult but ... revision of projections may trigger public concern and declining trust... some research suggests that communicating uncertainty does not substantially reduce public trust...

government involves huge numbers of policymakers and advisors ... low likelihood that a small number of policymakers... can coordinate (or even pay attention to) most activity...

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