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Devi Sridhar interview: Don’t blame the scientists for lockdown

Devi Sridhar

Devi Sridhar, professor of public health at the University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

When not advising the Scottish government on its pandemic response, Devi Sridhar is being interviewed by TV news channels, writing opinion articles for The Guardian or tweeting to her almost 300,000 new followers. Throughout, she has been unafraid to call out governments when she thinks their response to covid-19 has been wrong. She tells New Scientist why scientists aren’t to blame for lockdowns, and why we shouldn’t become complacent about the virus’s toll.

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