How can just one guy so VERY many things so ENTIRELY wrong?
The now-infamous Chicken-Little CCP Coronavirus model changed the world.
The ‘Imperial College London Model’ whose Doomsday Scenario served as the central driver of the ‘flatten the curve’ strategy infused every political decision since with fear of catastrophe and seven-figure fatality rates.
That study almost single-handedly flipped the most pedal-to-the-metal economy we’ve seen in generations — if ever — into the most catastrophic unemployment numbers we’ve seen since probably the 1930s. It did so in a matter of weeks.
And it turns out that the study responsible for that panic was fatally flawed.
Now, in a twist of irony, the Scientist that started us all down this road is out of work, too. Not for incompetence, which (under the circumstances) would be entirely appropriate. He has resigned in disgrace. For hypocrisy.
You see, while moms and dads halfway around the world were getting perp-walked or fined for the great crime of taking their kids in the park, the guy who started this whole ‘social distancing’ nightmare was hooking up with his married lover on the down-low.
The scientist whose advice prompted Boris Johnson to lock down Britain resigned from his Government advisory position on Tuesday night as The Telegraph can reveal he broke social distancing rules to meet his married lover.
Professor Neil Ferguson allowed the woman to visit him at home during the lockdown while lecturing the public on the need for strict social distancing in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The woman lives with her husband and their children in another house. —Telegraph
Lemme guess. He was wearing a mask, so it was ‘safe sex’?
Game over chump.
To recap, just how wrong WAS this dope our ‘experts’ put their trust in?
The model predicted mass casualties in Sweden for ‘failing to heed’ lockdown orders. They were looking at 40k dead by May 1, and 100k dead by June.
The latest figure for Sweden is 2,680 deaths, with daily deaths peaking a fortnight ago. The virus, it turns out, has been spreading at a fraction of the speed suggested. So Imperial College’s modelling – the same modelling used to inform the UK response – was wrong, by an order of magnitude. Of course, as the saying goes, all models are wrong but some models are helpful. To be helpful, Sweden has now published its own graph saying its R was never near the 4 that Imperial imagined and has, in fact, been below the safe level of 1 for the last few weeks. — Spectator
But here’s the best part–bro thought he was immune because he tested positive for the CCP virus and had isolated himself after developing symptoms. There is currently some uncertainty if those who contracted the virus and recovered have immunity to it or if they can be reinfected.
In a statement, Prof Ferguson said: “I accept I made an error of judgement and took the wrong course of action.
“I have therefore stepped back from my involvement in Sage (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies).
“I acted in the belief that I was immune, having tested positive for coronavirus and completely isolated myself for almost two weeks after developing symptoms.
“I deeply regret any undermining of the clear messages around the continued need for social distancing.”
He also called the government advice on social distancing “unequivocal”, adding that it was there “to protect all of us”.
The Telegraph reported that Antonia Staats visited his home on at least two occasions during the lockdown.
Science is never ‘settled’, it is the endless process of testing hypotheses against known data and revising or refining what we thought we knew. Sometimes that means throwing old ideas in the trash.
Now that this trash researcher has been kicked to the curb, isn’t it time to do the same with his crap policies?