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Second evidence session on coronavirus: lessons learnt to be held

16 October 2020

On Wednesday 21 October, the Science and Technology Committee and Health and Social Care Committees are holding their second public evidence session as part of their Coronavirus: lessons learnt inquiry. 

Purpose of the session

This session will focus on the reliability and accuracy of epidemiological models and statistics used by the UK Government in informing policy and public health advice, and look at data at an international, national and local level and explore what it demonstrates.


Wednesday 21 October

At 9.30am

Panel one

  • Dr Max Roser, Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Global Development; and
  • Professor David Heymann, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

At approximately 10.15am

Panel two 

  • Professor Mark Woolhouse , Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh;
  • Professor John Edmunds, Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and
  • Professor Sir Ian Diamond, National Statistician.

At approximately 11.00am

Panel three

  • Professor Axel Gandy, Chair in Statistics, Imperial College London; and
  • Dr Clare Gardiner, Director, Joint Biosecurity Centre.

Further information

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