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Wrong, but Useful – for Whom? The Politics of Pandemic Modeling

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On March 17th, after a tepid initial COVID-19 response, Prime Minister Boris Johnson began encouraging citizens to avoid non-essential social contact. President Donald Trump followed suit, introducing travel bans and social distancing policies. These responses marked the beginnings of drastic and unprecedented government measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the United States and the United Kingdom.

A major …