A professor at Imperial College, whose discredited computer modeling spurred Britain earlier this year, finally admits where the inspiration behind the draconian criterion originated. Hint: this is the same place where the virus originated.
In a Saturday interview with the Times of London, Professor Neil Ferguson said that the inspiration for the closing measure of Communist China comes. Ferguson said he was skeptical at first, and then surprised to see locks in Europe and then in the UK.
(Via The Times of London)
In 2019, about the time someone got infected by a bat, no European country’s pandemic plans had the prospect of putting a country on hold.
Then, that’s what China did. “I think people’s sense of what’s possible in terms of control changed dramatically between January and March,” says Professor Ferguson.
‘They claimed to have leveled the curve. I was skeptical at first. I thought it was a massive cover-up by the Chinese. But as the data gained, it became clear that it was an effective policy. ‘
When infections all over the world came up again and again on the map, Sage debated whether it would be effective here after all. “This is a communist one-party state,” we said. We could not get away with it in Europe, we thought. In February, one of the sores raged just below the Alps. “And then Italy did it. And we realized we could. ‘
They saw the opportunity to seize power and they used it.
Ferguson published a report in mid-March using modeling that predicted 2.2 million Americans and half a million Britons would die if the two countries did not strictly lock up. The faulty modeling played a critical role in the decision of the two countries to apply lock-up cars earlier this year.