Ian Scoones

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Pandemic Flu Controversies: What Have We Learned?

(1) Comments | Posted 24 January 2013 | (11:23)

There's something slightly odd about the way in which pandemic flu preparations have unfolded in recent years. On the face of it, there appears to be a compelling and reasonable case for undertaking pandemic preparedness efforts. We know that pandemics are recurring events, with three registering in the past century...

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The 'Geeks' Fight Back: Challenges for Science and Democracy

(13) Comments | Posted 31 May 2012 | (22:08)

A mood of scientific self-righteousness has broken out in the UK. The 'geeks' - professional scientists committed to evidence-based policy - are on the march. What has brought this on? Two things seem to have combined. First a protest and second a manifesto. Both have important implications for the debate...

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