Downing Road has revealed the names of the greater than 50 scientists who sit on its Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies to debate coronavirus, after criticism of the secrecy surrounding the group and the Guardian’s revelation that the No 10 adviser Dominic Cummings had attended meetings of the group.
The record of names was made accessible on the government’s website, exhibiting that round half of the specialists come from universities and one other half are made up of presidency chief scientific advisers, public well being officers or NHS senior employees.
Cummings just isn’t listed as a member regardless that he attended conferences and made interjections, in keeping with these current.
The scientists embrace college professors comparable to Wendy Barclay, Ian Boyd, John Edmunds, Sir Jeremy Farrar, Neil Ferguson, Julia Gog, Peter Horby, Dame Theresa Marteau, Graham Medley, Andrew Morris, Cath Noakes, Michael Parker, Venki Ramakrishnan, Andrew Rambaut, Brooke Rogers, James Rubin, Calum Semple, Sir David Spieglhalter, Russell Viner, Mark Woolhouse and Lucy Yardley.
Two individuals refused to be named. Membership lists of a number of different advisory teams have been additionally revealed.
In an explanatory be aware, the federal government mentioned: “The group is co-chaired by the federal government chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, and the chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, and consists of specialists from inside authorities and main specialists from the fields of healthcare and academia.”
Downing Road is more likely to publish extra papers informing the work of the group within the coming days because it prepares to look at recommendation on methods to ease the lockdown.
— to www.theguardian.com