MANAGING UNCERTAINTIES AT PERSONAL AND POLICY LEVEL IN PANDEMIC CONDITIONS: THE NEEDED GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Keywords:Science; Policy; COVID-19; Pandemic; Evidence
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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