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Coronavirus experts must not be muzzled over Executive's Covid policy, warns health committee MLA

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Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw

Queen's University

Queen's University

Professor Karol Sikora

Professor Karol Sikora

Dr Michael McBride

Dr Michael McBride

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw

Academics and scientists must be free to express frank views on Executive policy on tackling Covid-19, a member of Stormont's health committee has said.

It follows concerns that some experts here are facing pressure not to air their opinions to the media.

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw said any attempt to restrict views would be "entirely inappropriate".