Inquiry publishes commissioned report on the epidemiology of COVID-19

The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry has published a report commissioned from an independent expert on the scientific and medical understanding of coronavirus and COVID-19 as it existed in late 2019 and developed during the pandemic, up until the end of 2022.

The report was authored by Dr Ashley Croft, Consultant Public Health Physician and Medical Epidemiologist, who will deliver a ‘scene-setting’ presentation on the epidemiology of COVID-19 at the University of Dundee on Wednesday 26 July and Thursday 27 July 2023, beginning at 10am each day and concluding at 4pm. The sessions will be livestreamed on the Inquiry’s YouTube channel, and it is intended that a full transcript will be published on the Inquiry’s website after Dr Croft’s presentation has concluded.

Dr Croft is an expert in infectious diseases, epidemiology, healthcare associated infections, travel health, tropical medicine, immunisations and vaccinations. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of London and has acted as an invited expert adviser in Parliamentary inquiries.

The views expressed in Dr Croft’s report are his own professionally informed opinions and are provided by the Inquiry to inform core participants, interested parties and members of the public, and to form the basis for future discussion in the Inquiry. The report does not therefore represent the concluded views of the Inquiry on any of the matters included in it.