On March 22, modeling geniuses at the University of Arizona forecast massive overcrowding at Arizona hospitals by April 13.
COVID-19 Forecast Model, Arizona and Pima County, March 22 | Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
The exact opposite occurred. There was never a COVID surge, and hospitals are running at record low occupancy. Hospital staff are being furloughed.
The State of Arizona just furloughed the modelers who destroyed the state’s economy and put huge numbers of people out of work. Hopefully they will be held accountable for the massive damage they have done.
Hopefully the lesson from this will be for people to stop listening to alarmist modelers. They have an agenda which has nothing to do with protecting the public.
Exclusive: Government scientist Neil Ferguson resigns after breaking lockdown rules to meet his married lover
Hahahaha! The hypocrisy: Neil Ferguson meets his lover (married, no less) while wagging his finger at the rest of us about how evil we are and how we need to toe the line; some animals are truly more equal than others…
I’m 61 and somewhat frisky but I’ll tell you wwhen I was younger I was totally frisky and I can totally understand why this guy did what he did when the chance appears you’re a fool if you don’t take it s Obviously just goes to show that this guy never thought covid-19 was that lethal
Antonia Staats, senior climate activist of avaaz.org, wants to end imaginary fossil fuel subsidies. By a “staggering coincidence” she met Ferguson, the gravedigger of the world economy.
The climate clown show is a very small world.
merci beaucoup; c’est tres utile.
“pause” it’s work? That is not “Stop”. It just means wait ’til we can make them panic some more.
Who would have though that out of 195 countries with Corona the UK would be responsible for 11% of the deaths.
11, mainly , 1st world countries have been responsible for 92% of deaths.
So the Uk has had more deaths than 184 countries put together.
I call absolute bullsh** on the figures.
Data from Worldometer.
‘Professor’ Ferguson’s inept mathematical models have not only caused misery during this pandemic. His malign influence in government goes back decades. In 2001/2002 there was an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in the UK . He was involved in the research which ended up in the unnecessary culling of hundreds of thousands of farm animals. His ‘research’ was heavily criticised after peer review. Then in 2002 he predicted that between 50 and 50,000 people could die from exposure to BSE (mad cow disease) in beef. He also predicted that number could rise to 150,000 if there was a sheep epidemic as well. In the UK, there have been fewer than 200 deaths from the human form of BSE. In 2005 he claimed that up to 200 million people could be killed from bird flu. In an interview with the Guardian, he compared it to the 1918 Spanish flu, adding: “There are six times more people on the planet now so you could scale it up to around 200 million people probably.” Only several hundred people died worldwide. In 2009 the Imperial team predicted that swine flu had a case fatality rate of between 0.3 per cent and 1.5 per cent, with his most likely estimate landing at 0.4 per cent. A Government estimate based on his advice was that a reasonable worst-case scenario was the disease would lead to 65,000 UK deaths. Swine flu killed just 457 people in the UK, with the chief medical officer concluding in 2009 that the actual mortality rate was 0.026 per cent. And now in March of this year a paper produced by Prof Ferguson’s team predicted that the coronavirus pandemic could lead to 250,000 deaths in the UK unless stringent lockdown measures were implemented. His research is said to have convinced the Government to change direction. This paper was never peer reviewed.
What concerns me is not only have successive governments kept this clueless failure of an academic on its payroll but how much influence does his college have on using obviously flawed mathematical models pushing the UK government’s climate change agenda.
Great stuff , what a piece of work this tosser is.
You’re correct on Ferguson’s always faulty data but off on a few of his nonsense prediction numbers and the damage he’s caused.
His hoof and mouth predictions resulted in the forced UK government slaughter of over 10 million animals. And he was skewered by the real medically knowledgeable but not before the politicians had already given him an OBE – likely to stop the guilty politicians from being skewered too.
https://www.oie.int/doc/ged/D3278.PDF (Use and Abuse of Mathematical Models – UK chief veterinarians summary investigation)
Ferguson’s failures should have gotten him fired at least, but NO – he’s still been left to cause more damage as you noted.
Thanks Mikegeo. Then the results of his projections on foot and mouth were worse than I remembered ( well it was almost 20 years ago!). If he had been an actuary in an insurance company he would have been fired years ago. It’s just been released that the woman he’s been screwing ( and has now forced his resignation) is also a far left green activist. You can bet the he’s been involved in computer modelling for the government’s green agenda. In short the guy is a political activist first and scientist – ahem- second
Pay-rolled by the Bill Gates Foundation.
I just posted this on another thread:
Here is a software engineer’s review of the CCP Virus pandemic code created by preeminent epidemiologist and Imperial College Professor Neil Ferguson.
It would be a blast if some whistleblower released the HARRY_READ_ME.txt programming diary of the poor sap who for the last 10 years had the privilege to administer the original highly scientific 15,000 line single program file for prof. Ferguson.
I’ve seen this elsewhere, thanks for pointing it out here.
As others have pointed out, the outrage is that he was finally booted from his elite governmental role for the minor infraction of being horny and hypocritical rather than for the enormous harm and suffering his bullshit modeling caused.
The governmental elites are dysfunctional, corrupt and self-serving.
can we hope that folks will recognise how they have been so badly conned?
All around the globe, like infantile children, these modellers have been creating ridiculous projections; that even more amazingly; everyone has swallowed without seemingly a second of …….. hang on ……….. wait a minute …………
Can they be held accountable for what they have unleashed?
They have an agenda which has nothing to do with protecting the public.
It’s clear that Fergusson prefers the Swedish model.
Why didn’t they fire him? Being on the right team forgives anything.
Once you become part of the mafia there is only one way out. Horizontal.
Tony, you’re on the money here.
The Guardian is giving great prominence to a piece by our old friend Bob Ward, (A UK climate alarmist PR attack dog, for those who don’t know him)
The ENTIRE sub-text to the article is exactly what you’re saying here; to protect the ‘integrity’ and influence of climate models.
Current climate policies are entirely predicated on modelling. If modelling is found to be suspect it loses credibility. From there it’s a small step to being ignored or cancelled.
See for yourself.
An excellent commentary on Ferguson by Delingpole on Breitbart UK. Accurate and scathing.
This graph is all you need to see. US is dying of a self-inflicted wound with very few excess deaths due to COVID, and this is real data from CDC not a model.
Interesting. Antonia Staats, the Soros puppet, tweeted that she was excited about “getting my teeth into recruitment”, as she spoke of her activism. I’m guessing that she did not actually use any teeth.
We would have heard …
Take a look at a review of the model code https://lockdownsceptics.org/second-analysis-of-fergusons-model/ . It’s garbage.