Why Scotland’s slow and steady approach to covid-19 is working

  title={Why Scotland’s slow and steady approach to covid-19 is working},
  author={Devi Sridhar and A. Chen},
Deaths and new infections from covid-19 are falling to low levels in Scotland. Devi Sridhar and Adriel Chen look at how the country is on course to eliminate the virus 

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Speed is of the essence in responding to the covid-19 pandemic. But in Leicester lockdown has been reimposed because information was shared too slowly. Local authorities lacked centrally held data to

Gender and policy response to COVID-19 in Canada and Scotland

This study analyzes the public health policies introduced in the province of Ontario in Canada, and the country of Scotland in the United Kingdom, in a bid to address the COVID-19 pandemic and argues that the solutions directed at curbing CO VID-19 did not conform to gendered expectations.

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  • P. Cairney
  • Political Science
    Frontiers in Political Science
  • 2021
UK government ministers state that their COVID-19 policy is “guided by the science.” In practice they mean “our scientists,” and initial UK government policy was highly consistent with that advice.



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Indoor transmission of SARS-CoV-2

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