Scientists accused of pressuring ministers into imposing restrictions

Scientists accused of 'trying to bounce us into decisions' and impose Covid restrictions

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12/3/2021 12:30:00 AM

Scientists accused of 'trying to bounce us into decisions' and impose Covid restrictions

Leaked minutes revealed that advisers are pushing for much tougher restrictions on travel despite emerging evidence that the risk posed by the variant may have been overstated.

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