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Choices 1. Covid19 - From evidence to advice

August 20, 2020

Why does expert advice change? How can we interpret risk evidence? How do we deal with uncertainty?

In this episode we focus on Source-Pathway-Receptor Framework and, as always, a bit of cost benefit analysis...

One of the biggest changes the coronavirus pandemic has caused in our day-to-day lives is that we now wear a mask in shops, restaurants, and public transport – after a long debate about whether we should wear them.

Why has this advice changed? Can we trust science if it is so susceptible to change? How can we join the dots from evidence to advice?

How should we wear the masks (or gloves or visors) and look after them? Is there a way to protect ourselves that’s sustainable and affordable? We investigate.

Also, you’ve probably read headlines claiming that countries led by female leaders fared better at containing the pandemic. We look at the research on women leaders and at what sets them apart from more autocratic male leaders. 

 

Key references we used for this episode are listed in our website – jointhedotspodcast/covid19

***The views we and our guests express in this podcast are our own***

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