Covid-19: The impact
The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented effect on societies, communities and economies worldwide, and is recognised as both a health and an economic crisis.
Given the scale of damage caused by pandemic outbreaks, it is frightening how few governments maintain their own teams of interdisciplinary experts. The community of academics who make up these advisory groups are small, and governments risk becoming over-reliant on a small number of advisors, whose assumptions and approach at a time of crisis significantly shape national policy. The experience of Covid-19 demonstrates that governments everywhere need access to interdisciplinary expertise.
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