Monthly Archives: June 2020

Covid model implies IFR is ~0.5%

At the beginning of March Neil Fergusson modelled the impending Covid-19 epidemic for the UK  which was expected to begin in early April and consequently reach a peak in May, all based on the infection rate assumed at that time. … Continue reading

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What SAGE got wrong

On March 16 Boris Johnson held his daily COVID briefing and for the first time introducing tentative social distancing measures. That same day Neil Ferguson had formally  published his simulation of how the UK epidemic would unfold and which suppression … Continue reading

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Report 9

On March 16th Neil Ferguson’s team published “Report 9” which changed government policy and triggered a “lockdown” a week later. The results of his simulation showed that the number of COVID  patients would soon overwhelm the ~4000 ICU bed capacity … Continue reading

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