‘Significant lack of transparency’ around key Covid-19 decisions, according to report
State sometimes failed to learn lessons from different stages of the pandemic and must do more to clarify the nature of its relationship with Nphet, Trinity report says
The state’s Covid-19 decision making was often characterised by a “significant lack of transparency”, according to a new study on the pandemic.
And the state must do more to restore a clear sense that it, rather than public health experts, is the country’s primary decision-making body if the idea of “even notional democratic oversight” is to be maintained, a group of legal experts have argued.
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