Your scientific judgement can't be made.

This topic was created by Nickckk .

  1. Nickckk

    Your scientific judgement can't be made.

    You are making scientific conclusions when you say,

    "Unfortunately for folks in UK, while the explanation is coherent, calm, well-reasoned and plausible, it is likely to be a repeat of the disastrous "herd immunity" approach the government initially backed as a way to explain why it didn't need to go into a national lockdown. That policy was also well-reasoned and well-explained by a small number of very competent doctors and scientists who just happened to be wrong."

    The truth is that no one knows enough to make such judgments. Have a look at what Professor Michael Levitt has to say about an alternative to national lockdown and using distancing measures along the lines of Sweden. Levitt has more experience than most in this epidemic. The 30+ mins makes good listening, particularly when you're at home with time on your hands

  2. Sam Haine

    Code Review of Ferguson’s Model

    The UK's lockdown followed publication of a report by Imperial College London based on an epidemiological model of Covid-19 that predicted critical care capacity in the health service would be overwhelmed. A derivative of the code of that model has been released on GitHub and is available for review. The code has some significantly non-deterministic outputs which put its utility into question.

    1. Sam Haine

      Re: Code Review of Ferguson’s Model

      Another review here.

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