13:00 - 14:00
How is this knowledge influencing policymaking, if at all? What impact is it having on government responses across the globe. And, in the UK, does it strengthen the case for harsher measures, or should we instead by shielding the elderly and vulnerable until the crisis has passed?
What can we learn from historical precedent – could Covid-19 involve into a more benign, less virulent strain, and could this pandemic be over within the next nine months?
On the panel:
Dr Stephen Davies, Head of Education, Institute of Economic Affairs
Professor Karol Sikora, Founding Dean of the Medicine School, University of Buckingham
Laura Spinney, Science journalist and author of “Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World”.
Tom Whipple, Science Editor, The Times