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‘Please don’t do a hit job’: An interview with Devi Sridhar

The 'Preventable' author on Boris, Trump and changing tack on zero Covid

Devi Sridhar (Credit: YouTube)

Of all the scientists who became household names during the pandemic, few divide opinion as much as Devi Sridhar. The Professor of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh turned adviser to the Scottish government and Guardian columnist is, according to your point of view, either a voice of reason who could have prevented the bungling at Westminster and steered Britain through the pandemic with a death toll as low as that of New Zealand, or a hectoring advocate of an impossible ‘Zero Covid’ strategy.

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