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Premiers make ‘whimsical’ calls about coronavirus rules ‘in the name of science’

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Psychiatrist Dr. Tanveer Ahmed says authoritarian state premiers are whimsically making calls about border restrictions and lockdown rules in the name of science. “Traditionally they (state premiers) would have a provincial air, but you can see them really embracing a kind of authoritarianism, they’re loving it,” Dr. Ahmed told Sky News host Gary Hardgrave. “On one level we keep getting told ‘oh the science’ but it’s often not the science, it’s often on a whim. “And it’s often based on a very poor trade-off of risks, it’s often public health officials taking a very narrow view of risk in arena’s they’re narrowly trained in.

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