David Davis Articles
As published in the Daily Mail: Last night in his sombre address to the nation, the Prime Minister told us that he was putting the safety of the country before the economy, and was only going to marginally relax the lockdown. His judgement on that may be right, and it accords with the public mood. […]
David Davis MP and Matt Ridley write in The Sunday Telegraph on the modelling which led to the lockdown.
As published in The Sunday Telegraph: Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College “stepped back” from the Sage group advising ministers when his lockdown-busting romantic trysts were exposed. Perhaps he should have been dropped for a more consequential misstep. Details of the model his team built to predict the epidemic are emerging and they are not pretty. […]
David Davis MP writes in ConservativeHome on how the Government should not be waiting for coronavirus case numbers to drop to 100,000 before starting the track and trace programme
As published in ConservativeHome: One of the starkest facts about the about the global coronavirus pandemic is the sharp difference between the infection rates in the Western nations and the Asian countries. Given the proximity of South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore to China, you would expect them to face overwhelming number of cases […]
David Davis MP writes in Reaction on what we need to learn from the countries with low coronavirus death rates.
As published in Reaction: As I stood for the one minute’s silence this week, honouring our heroic health workers, I wondered whether we were inadvertently giving them an impossible task. The numbers suggest that we might be. One of the more challenging aspects for the government in managing the coronavirus strategy is the sheer unreliability […]
As published in the Daily Mail: When challenged on the decisions that they have taken in the past few months, ministers invariably answer: ‘All our decisions are based on the science’. That makes it sound as though the decisions are based on black and white facts, but they are not. For our scientists are working […]