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Sage sidelined as Government takes direct control of coronavirus response

Sage sidelined as Government takes direct control of coronavirus response

They were told by officials that they had been “doing a lot of work”, and they were reducing their sitting hours in order to reduce the burden. Scientists in one group were surprised to be told that they would not be meeting at all during August despite the ongoing pandemic.

The source questioned what the purpose of Sage would be if the committee no longer had access to evidence from sub-groups which they considered before reporting to the Government.

Sage said the working groups would provide advice directly to Government departments and “support them more directly”, but would not directly report to ministers. Sage meetings have already been reduced from twice to once a week, and in future will occur whenever deemed necessary, sources said. 

Professor Susan Michie, who sits on both the behavioural science subcommittee, SPI-B, and on Sage, criticised a lack of transparency over the moves, saying the

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