Neil Ferguson: We're all doomed! Umm...well about that...

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Neil Ferguson: We're all doomed! Umm...well about that...

Post by Tigermoose » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:44 am

Neil Ferguson of Imperial College in the UK was one of the major influencers in convincing world leaders that this pandemic would be around for 18+ months and calling for lockdowns during this period.

Well, apparently he has changed his mind. Data started coming in that didn't align with his model. Whoops! Sorry about that. Tough luck on the job losses!

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/196477/ ... -lockdown/

"Speaking via video link, Professor Ferguson explained that while there was some uncertainty, if current measures work as expected, then intensive care demand would ‘peak in approximately two to three weeks and then decline thereafter’.

He told the committee current predictions were that the NHS would be able to cope if strict measures continued to be followed."
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Re: Neil Ferguson: We're all doomed! Umm...well about that...

Post by doss » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:46 am

I don't know if he's right or wrong with his initial assessment (probably wrong), but I do admire and applaud at his willingness to change his mind. More people need to do that.

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Re: Neil Ferguson: We're all doomed! Umm...well about that...

Post by prudent » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:49 am

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