SAGE have not "experimented" on us; they have provided advice to government ministers who have made decisions informed by (and sometimes contradicting) that advice. Those decisions have been taken under great pressure, against the backdrop of a virus that has killed very large numbers of people and brought health services to their knees where it hasn't been effectively controlled. Members of SAGE provide their involvement in addition to their day jobs - just read the Times' serialisation of Jeremy Farrar's new book for a flavour of what that means in practice.Hold on why you asking me? It’s them that are doing the experiments?
Hate to break it to you, but my nature is that I’m kind to everyone but I believe if this has all been an experiment on us then surely payback is earned is it not? People have lost lives/livelihoods, health has been shot but yes let’s continue giving these people a free pass, is this the way you think it should go?
What would I like to see if I’m honest? Accountability then we the public can decide how about that? Why not parade them on live tv “big brother” style? Or how about we go darker if you wanted? Chinese style punishment? Come on look at them they want this.
Despite the behaviours of Johnson and Sturgeon, carefully crafted to give the illusion of accountability while ducking it, we do exist in a democratically controlled society where accountability for public policy lies with ministers, and is ultimately exercised through the ballot box. It is not a form of direct democracy, and the sort of "accountability" you demand will guarantee that no sane person would ever volunteer to get involved with government policy.
I know - but the comment I responded to was asserting something broader than the point that, today, the government's powers do not extend to mandating vaccination. If they were to, I would be incredibly surprised if a Human Rights Act challenge would achieve anything except fund lawyers' mortgages.Mandatory vaccination is specifically precluded from powers given under the Public Health Act.