MANAGING UNCERTAINTIES AT PERSONAL AND POLICY LEVEL IN PANDEMIC CONDITIONS: THE NEEDED GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Authors

  • MD Abu Bashar Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, India
  • C.P. Mishra Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v5i1.1567

Keywords:

Science; Policy; COVID-19; Pandemic; Evidence

Abstract

The complexity of science and policymaking in the background of uncertainty has been brought into shrill attention by the Covid-19 pandemic. Currently, the evidence base for effectiveness of interventions, either preventive or therapeutic, remains patchy and limited with respect to the Pandemic. In these conditions, we all may need to make decisions based on “balance of probabilities” rather than “evidence beyond reasonable doubt”, and consider how it fit together with existing interpretations, values, and priorities.

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Published

2021-01-06

How to Cite

Bashar, M. A. ., & Mishra, C. (2021). MANAGING UNCERTAINTIES AT PERSONAL AND POLICY LEVEL IN PANDEMIC CONDITIONS: THE NEEDED GUIDING PRINCIPLES. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v5i1.1567

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