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Well if it’s Imperial College London they seem to be doing a very good job; look how well the real figures correspond with their model of covid-19’s spread and fatalities:
ICL COVID-19 model:
As I remember, the government was very reluctant to impose restrictions; what government of the right would be happy about shutting down much of the economy and granting an extra eight million benefit claims? They wanted to let CoVID-19 burn through the population and overwhelm the hospitals in pursuit of fast herd immunity. It took open letters from the scientific and medical community to make the government act:
‘For Unknown Reasons They Waited. And Watched’
– Lancet Editor Exposes Devastating Government Failure On Coronavirus
– “…government scientific adviser Graham Medley, who said in an interview on Newsnight just last week that the UK’s approach was to allow ‘a controlled epidemic’ of large numbers of people, which would generate ‘herd immunity’. Medley suggested that, ‘ideally’, we might need ‘a nice big epidemic’ among the less vulnerable.”
Utterly irresponsible, as it isn’t even known yet whether recovering from CoVID-19 imparts immunity.