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Vallance: Leaders struggled to understand exponential growth

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But Covid-19 led ministers to embrace data visualisation “permanently”, says UK government’s chief scientific adviser

Political leaders around the world struggled with understanding the growth pattern of infections during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Patrick Vallance, the UK government’s chief scientific adviser.

Vallance was speaking at a conference on artificial intelligence held by the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and AI, on 22 March.

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