What is science?
1- The only absolute in science is that there are no absolutes. Science evolves, and with that, our knowledge. When we know better, we do better.
2- Therefore what feels like health bodies flip flopping is merely the fact that policy is always playing catch-up with science. This is exacerbated during a pandemic because science is evolving very quickly.
While this can lead to confusion, it should in fact make you feel reassured that we are indeed changing recommendations as soon as new science is made available. This means we are keeping up with data, doing our due diligence and leading with evidence.