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Letters Covid-19: conscience and duty for scientific advisers

Covid-19: scientific advisers must do more than just voice their concerns behind closed doors

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 26 June 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m2534
  1. Minesh Khashu, consultant neonatologist
  1. Corfe Mullen, UK
  1. mineshkhashu{at}

Abbasi raises the important issue of conscience and duty for scientific advisers in the covid-19 pandemic.1

We expect all people in public office to abide by the Nolan principles,2 but time and again, we have found many falling short. The yardstick is even more stringent for scientific and medical advisers, who …

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