Video: Evidence, Expertise, and Uncertainty in Decision-Making During a Pandemic

This webinar by Professor Nicholas King was delivered on March 25 as part of our Policy Challenges During a Pandemic series

We are still in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is considerable uncertainty about both basic facts about the disease, and potential interventions for reducing the pandemic's impact. Here, Professor Nicholas King discusses the roles of evidence, expertise, and uncertainty in decision-making during a pandemic.


Nicholas King

Associate Professor in Biomedical Ethics and in the Department of Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University

Complexity Seminar: Science in the Policy Process

Core Policy Course: Experts, Science, and Evidence in Public Policy 

COVID-19 and Public Policy image of empty streets and airport

Policy Challenges During a Pandemic

Policy Challenges During a Pandemic is a series of webinars and briefing notes addressing policy aspects of the current public health crisis.


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