Shine wants a light on COVID-19 data

The Australian Academy of Science wants the data driving government policy made public

Academy president John Shine says the evidence shaping decisions should be released so, “the scientific know-how of the nation can be brought to bear.”

“While Australian governments have correctly been listening to and acting on the advice of health and medical professions and rightly taking into account the economic impact of their actions, more could be done by publishing the data and evidence underpinning their response.”

Professor Shine adds “Australia must make full use of leading scientists’ expertise to deepen our understanding of COVID-19 and to sharpen our response.”